Green stools!! Sick or teething??

Claudia - posted on 04/13/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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My son is 8 months old and I breastfeed him inbetween 3 meals a day. yesterday I gave him a table spoon of yoghurt (2nd time since last week - was fine then) in his cereal in the morning, and he had mutton in his veg for lunch. In the late afternoon his stools were a pasty dark green!! I know teeth are coming because I can see them, but they're taking long to push through. Now can the green stools be related to teething or does he have a problem with his food, or could it be either??

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Geraldine - posted on 04/15/2009

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When a baby's stomach becomes upset they generally have green poop, but also at teething time this can happen too.  Were there peas in the veggies, peas will give child green poop also, if concerned please consult your pediatric doctor

Jessica - posted on 04/14/2009

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it would be to much dairy teething makes poo runny not green i am a child care worker so i have seen lots of teething babies none of which had green poos but ask ur health nurse they will know i would just back off the dairy a little

Heather - posted on 04/13/2009

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My guess -- it's too much lactose from the dairy. He may not be nursing long enough to get the hindmilk you have. I had a similar problem with my son nursing only on. The stools were green then turned foamy -- like soap! He was getting too much of the "early" milk which is higher in lactose and needed more of the fatty stuff. I just had to nurse him on the same breast for 2 consecutive feedings and it cleared up within 5 days. Maybe he's just getting too much lactose with your breastmilk and the other sources. This link really helped me understand lactose and a babies digestion:



http://www.lowmilksupply.org/oversupply....



good luck!

Stacy - posted on 04/14/2009

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Both of my kids had green poop when they were baby's and I was told that when they have a lot of gas it can make thier poop go green. It may be an old wives tale but I didn't ever worry about it and it went away!!

Sadie - posted on 04/14/2009

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my baby who is only 3 and half months was on a lastoce free milk when he was born as he was unsettled on normal baby milk i kept him on this for a few months and his poo was yellow when i put him on to normal baby milk his pooh turned dark pasty green i asked the health visitor the next time i saw her and she said its because the new milk we is on has lactose in it and that it is normal as lond as they are poohing normally once or twice a day.

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Pamela - posted on 08/18/2014

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My baby girl has started her 7th month and she often seems to have dark green stools. Is this normal or is it a part of teething?

Hazel - posted on 05/23/2014

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My baby has watery green poops..he is formula fed since born.he is now 10months and today he poops watery green twice..i want also to know why

Claudia - posted on 04/15/2009

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Quoting Jessica:

it would be to much dairy teething makes poo runny not green i am a child care worker so i have seen lots of teething babies none of which had green poos but ask ur health nurse they will know i would just back off the dairy a little



Thank you, that was very helpful!

Krystal - posted on 04/13/2009

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Hmm what was the color of the yogurt? Purple coloring = green poop just in case someone stumbles on this later. Pastey could be not enough water in the stool. Also watch things like starches, green beans are very starchey as well as bananas and peanut butter being a clogger too. Good luck.

Mary - posted on 04/13/2009

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And ditto what Heather said.

Since she has seen this I'd go with what she says.

Mary - posted on 04/13/2009

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Not sure what mutton is, but is is green? babies this age usually poop out weird stuff.

Especially newly introdued stuff. I breastfed 3 of my 5 babies. The teethings stools were sometimes a little lighter but not really green.

Sometimes things you eat can have an effect. Look closely at both of your diets as of late.

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