Why is my 6 months old poop green and mucusy?

by Azeezah Salau
(Nigeria)

Green mucus poop

Green mucus poop

My six months old was exclusively breastfed for 6months until when i introduced solid a week ago. I give him rice cereal with formula,apple puree,banana puree and cowgate's banana with cookie crumbies. But i noticed like 2 days after he start to eat solid that he now poops frequently (6-8 times a day), also his poop is green,mucusy and smells a bit. Please someone HELP me!

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Oct 01, 2013
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by: Lyssaq

Hello!

It is natural for a change in diet to result in a change in poop. Solids are all new for baby, and his body is just beginning to learn how to absorb the nutrients this way!

If baby is mainly breastfed, and then is introduced formula (you said it was mixed with the rice cereal), this is most likely the cause in the change. Formula poop is more often a greener colour than breastmilk. A change in frequency in bowel movements is also normal as the baby's digestive system gets use to solid foods.

You can express breastmilk to use with the cereal in place of the formula if you would like, or choose other high iron foods (such as green veggies) to replace the cereal.

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Green and slimy poop

by Adriana
(South Africa)

My 5 month old baby is breastfed, with one bottle of formula (200ml) at night. She poops up to 6 times a day, and lately it is green and slimy. Is this because of a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, or allergies? She is happy, healthy, with no problems of cramps.

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Jul 30, 2013
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by: Tracy, CBC, CLD

Have you started introducing other foods into her diet?

Did the poop start to change when you introduced formula?

Have you changed anything in your diet recently?

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Green stool for 6 weeks,then ended up in hospital with dehydration!!!

by Dusan
(London, UK)

Hi There,
we are living in the UK,London.
I do not trust the Doctors here anymore so I will like to get answer from you.

Our baby was born mid of October.For first 3 weeks we had no health problems at all.
But then from 4th week she started having green stool.This was happening for 6 weeks about 8 times a day.

We report it to GP,Health Visitor and Midwifes, but they said it is ok for little one, maybe she is just hungry so we have to feed her more.

6 weeks 8 times a day green stool some of them just green water! and they did not do anything with this just asked us to monitor this.

She lost some weight as well.
One day my girlfriend used baby wet towels for the first time and she had very bad reaction to those.

Her anal area went crazy red and irritated.
We told this to Health visitor next day, but she doesn't know what to do so she asked us to give it couple more days and then come back if it is still there.

I told her, baby is crying when we even touch her there (to wipe her after she wet herself,or we want to put a powder cream or try to bath her)

she haven't do anything for us.Also our little one had horrible discharge from one eye.All doctors here told us she is clearing her self after birth.

I asked myself even after 9 weeks?
So we went to Slovakia for Xmas (thats where we are from)
and we went to see Paediatrician straight from airport.

She Said the health state of the baby is horrible and asked us where have we been until now.

There was very bad infection in her eye, o she gave us antibiotics (good after couple of days)

Also she gave us IMAZOL cream paste and redness from her anal area was gone in couple of days and it was not sore after 8 hrs.

They gave us some ProBios and some other colic medicine .

On the Xmas day she did not want to eat,always fall a sleep, very week and lots of watery stools and lost 500 grams of weight.

So we went to ER and they said she is dehydrated 2 degree and in a risk of life.

My girlfriend and our baby stayed in the hospital for 5 days,they gave her some drips and did lots of tests.

They save her life and we had yellow stool for 3 weeks after that.

But all the test came back negative.

They asked us to get her test for bilirubin,but we were going back to UK and did not have enough time to do this in Slovakia.

We came on Sunday and went to see GP here in London on Monday.

He backup all his colleagues and did not admit any fault.

Unfortunately littleone has start having green stool from Saturday (day before our flight)

We told this to GP on Monday.He refused to do any test even bilirubin test as they asked us in slovakia and he ask us to monitor baby for another 2 weeks.Done nothing else!!!

LAST 5 DAYS:
-She is having only green stool,sometimes very watery and slimy!
-very fussy when she is fed
-sleepy a lot
-gets tired very quickly
-not really gaining any weight
-rash on face
-kind of hives on her right arm
-and losing extremely much hair.

I forget to tell you that my girlfriend is Breastfeeding only.

She always finish one breast before moving to the other one.

My Girlfriend doesn't drink any fruit juice and even stop eating diary products for 2 weeks.

As I did some research online,this looks like diarrhoea and because she poops so much she get dehydrated.Doctor said if She gets worst to go to ER.
I do not want her to get worst I want to solve the problem before it gets worst.

Can you help me,Please.

We want to see GP tomorrow and ask him one more time to do something.

Should We ask him to send us to paediatrician,do allergy test,test for bilirubin,
test for Lactose intolerant,exame blood or stool,check for yeast?

Could she be lactose int? Or have a prob's with liver?

Can you help me and advice me what should we do,Please.

Many Thanks

Dusan

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My newborn has green, runny, squirty and seedy poop.

by Miranda
(Harpers ferry)

It says similac can cause runny, squirty poop and things fortified with iron can cause green poop, my newborn is being bottle-fed similac advanced control, and it has more iron in it, could this cause green, runny and seedy poop??? She isn't running a fever and she still smiles and everything. Ps... Her poop has always been green and runny this is why I wonder if it is that.

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Aug 21, 2012
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by: Anonymous

It should only be a concern if there is a sudden change in frequency and consistency of her poop and if it is accompanied with a fever and/or vomiting.

Your little one sounds to me as if he is a happy, healthy baby and there seems to be no major reason to worry.

Newborns have quite runny poops, seeing that they only get fluids. Like you said, the color can be caused by the iron in the formula.

Runny green stools can also be a sign of Foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, which means that you may have a bit of an oversupply of breast milk...
Read more about this here

Hope this helps.

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baby poo - green 5 months old baby

my baby is 5 months old. now we have started ragi kanchi for the past 5 days he is pooping green twice a day. is it normal

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My baby's poop is greenish black is it normal

My baby is 2 months I just took her on Monday for her shots and they said to give her Tylonol if she's fussy so I did for 3 days with only 3 doses a day now her poop is dark green almost black she is formula fed the formula is with iron but her poop was yellow until I took her for her shots I'm not sure if it's normal I stopped giving her Tylonol today her poop is still greenish black she's happy but I'm just worried and wondering what it could be

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Nov 19, 2010
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by: Anonymous

Hi

Was the Tylenol grape flavored? If it was then that is what is causing the greenish black poop. ;-)

It could be something that you ate as well.

If it is the Tylenol that's causing the color you should wait at least four or five days or even a week before it will disappear completely...depending on how often your baby poops. If this continues for longer than a week you can talk to your pediatrician about it, but I doubt there is anything wrong with your baby.

You said your baby seems happy and if the frequency and texture of the poops are still the same as usual you don't need to worry. ;-)

Hope this answered your question

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finally some answers about green watery bowel movements

This actually helped out a whole lot. I couldn't figure out why my daughter kept passing green watery bowel movements. Now I get why! It makes a whole lotta sense to me now.

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2month old with green watery stool

My 2month old poops once or twice a day, green watery stool. His Famula feed and dosent seem to loose weigh or fever nor vomiting...
No change on his eating habits...seems normal
I'm just wondering if this is Normal...its been going for two weeks
Now....I'm starting to get more worried n scared...

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Aug 13, 2012
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by: Zelda Behr

There are a few things that can cause this...

-Firstly some formulas are fortified with iron witch can cause green poop.

-Starting solids too soon.

-Teething check for mucus in the stool.

-Jaundice

-Or a virus.

A virus will be accompanied with vomiting, fever and dehydration, consult a doctor if you notice any of these symptoms.

Here is some more on the subject...

Normal stools


Mucous in the stool


Newborn runny tummy




Hope this helps.




Jun 17, 2014
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by: Anonymous

my baby's stool is green with mucus after I offered him little lime water. He had diarrhea. Hope it is food allergy. Doc says he has lactose intolerance now. He is 5 months and was very healthy till 4 months. How to over come food allergy. Is there any medication for the same. Doctor has advised soy milk. What to do?

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