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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green stool
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.

Nov 21, 2016
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green poop
by: 34it

Hey sorry too, but I think I know why. Because of the veggie.

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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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Green stool
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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Green stool
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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Green poop
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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green stool
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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Blood in mucusy green poop

It's from the mom drinking cow's milk.

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Normal green poop or not?

My week old son has been pooping green watery like stools. And it does have a strong smell.

I breastfeed, but due to low milk supply I started giving him newborn enfamil formula at day 5, usually at nights.

So basically 2 bottles of formula and the rest breastfeed. But I'm worried that he may have diarreah. And it's usually after he's finish feeding that he poops and it's like 4/5x a day.

He's been urinating normal like 5/6 wet diapers so I do not think he's dehydrated either. I'm just really worried.

May it be cause I'm supplementing? I hear his stomach make noises when he's feeding. No vomiting or fever .

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by: Tracy

Your baby's digestive system is still underdeveloped and any change in diet will definitely take a while for him to get accustomed to.

I would give it a few days, to see if hes tummy is okay with that specific formula. If it doesn't change, try a different formula. Have you considered getting donor breast milk?

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please help! green diarrhea for 2 weeks

Anyone help! My 5 month old daughter is exclusively breastfed, having diarrhea 10-15 times a day, dark and lite green.

Doctor test all negative. They have no answers and don't know what to do, but said something is obviously wrong.

Please help, she's going on 2 weeks of this.

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Nov 02, 2016
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by: Tracy

Have you or your baby been taking any new meds or consuming any other foods that you would not normally eat or drink?

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green poop

my 5 months baby has continuous green poos from last 15 days with 4 to 5 times in a day with some milk reflux. when I went to the doctor he said about medical test and later said that baby got some infection. since last 7 days he is getting medicated with amikacin inj. two times a day..
can anyone suggest me or faced with same problem.

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Baby green watery poo

Hello..my 4 months baby has green watery poo for last 15 days 4 to 5 times a day...please tell me its reason and remedy..I am worried about that..

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My baby is 2 weeks old and having green liquid stool

It was all fine..but after the 12th day my newborn stopped pooping regular and started pooping diaherra once or twice everyday..now its become green and he cries a lot while pooping plus he has gotten a diapers rash..

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Jul 25, 2016
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foremilk/hindmilk
by: Tracy

Did you try the suggestions on the page?

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mucous green stool with streaks of blood ????

I am exclusively breastfeeding my 3 weeks old baby and she is having green mucousy stools with streaks of blood for a week now.

I am off all dairy products for a week since I saw the blood in the stool also off eggs/beef/wheat and gluten.

Her stool sample came positive for blood and white blood cell. I am very concern why the blood and green mucous stool are still present in my LO.

How long will I have to wait, I am afraid her intestines will get worse and she will get worse.

She was gaining weight very well a week ago but not sure how she is doing with her weight this week.

I can say that she is not that fussy but the only concern is the blood in the stool.

I also left an appointment with the GI doctor in a month and I have a well visit appointment in 2 weeks with the pediatrician.

If you have any recommendation please please share them.

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Sep 21, 2016
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by: Stacey

Hi.

New research suggests that it is better not to avoid certain food groups in your diet, unless your baby's tests have come back positive for being allergic to something specific. Only then is it advised to avoid that food. It has been proven that avoiding certain foods can cause allergies. This goes against what most of us have been taught for years, I know. It took me a while to accept it.

So, another thing is this. Blood and mucous are actually quite commonly found in a baby's stool and not always a reason to be alarmed. You mentioned that your baby is happy and picking up weight, that is a good sign. A baby's digestive system has to make many changes and is developing every day. I would recommended that you just breastfeed as much as possible, the breast milk will heal your baby, if any healing is needed. But, if there are any other symptoms with the bleeding such as excessive fussiness, sleeplessness or weight loss you should see your doctor about taking those allergy tests. There are other things that can cause the bleeding such as a small rectal tear. Your baby's digestive system has fully matured by 9 months and by then you should see what we would call "normal" stools.

Maybe something to learn from other mothers with similar issues...
Blood in stool


(when reading that post, keep in mind that you should only avoid certain foods if your baby has tested positive for an allergy)

New research about peanut allergies


All about allergies - New research.



Hope this helps

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Green Mucousy Diarrhea

My 5 month old Breastfeeds-exclusively, started green mucous diarrhea 8 days ago... every day 6-10 times per day.

She is fussy, arches her back, chews on her hands and is just uncomfortable at times.

Before this, she was usually content with the typical yellow, seedy diapers 1-2 times per week! No fever. Note: at 6 weeks she had bloody/mucous stools due to milk protein. Allergies are very prevalent in our family, she is my 5th baby.

I'm assuming its a virus. She does refuse to nurse the second side, so now she eats more often but not both sides.

So, she should be getting the hind milk? Sometimes she is just too fussy to finish, she arches her back and quits. She nurses very fast (5 minutes) but absolutely refuses to nurse longer.

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Oct 18, 2016
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by: Tracy

Have you considered that she might be teething? Have a look at her gums. If it continues I suggest that you see a lactation consultant who can be with you while you nurse, to observe whats happening. It could also be an ear infection in one ear (on the side that would touch your body while breastfeeding) Try other breastfeeding positions such as the football hold or laid back breastfeeding.

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green watery, green stools.

Hello, my baby is 4 weeks old.

Everything was fine, but last 4 days, may baby stools are green and watery - sometimes green and i would say a little bit jelly.

let say in 24 hours - few nappies are yellow with white bits and other few nappies are green.

Should i worry about it? breastfeed baby, started to be not very happy at the eating time.

thank you for your answer :)

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Nov 09, 2015
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by: Tracy

Could be a few things causing this, or it could be normal. I would suggest that you see a lactation consultant in your area. She will have a look and will ask you a few questions.

Here are a few helpful pages:

Foremilk / Hindmilk


Normal infant stools

Hope this helps

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green watery poop

My 7 week old baby pass green watery poop once in a day. It's quite smelly.

She is on both breastfeed and formula milk
She has no fever. I am tensed is this diarrhoea

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Apr 13, 2015
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strange stools
by: Tracy

As long as your baby is happy, healthy and picking up the required amount of weight, there is nothing to worry about.

There is no normal stool really, especially not when you are combination feeding.

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greenish mucoid diarrhoea

by rasmy
(Sri Lanka)

5 months old baby having watery, greenish, mucoid diarrhoea. On fecal microscopic report puss cells + (6-8). Others normal. What is the condition and treatment?

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dark green runny poop

by Vanessa
(New York)

My baby boy is 8 weeks and I do both breastfeeding and formula simply because I don't produce enough milk.

He was extremely colic, fussy and gassy so I went from Similac sensitive to similac soy and what total difference! No colic, no fuss he's in no sign of distress HOWEVER, his poops have been liquid and dark green. Looks like Diarrhoea but a couple of days have passed, no fever and still no sign of distress. What does this mean?

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Nov 12, 2014
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trying different formulas
by: Anonymous

I would not worry too much if your baby seems happy. The dark green liquid stools could be your baby's digestive system adapting to the new soy formula. If it continues for another week you could talk to your pediatrician about using a different formula...

With my first child I had to use a formula and we had to change it a few times before it worked for him. We first had him on Lactogen, which was terrible. Then we tried some other soy formulas and they didn't seem to help...eventually we put him on Nan, and that seemed to stop his colic symptoms and constipation. All babies are different, so just keep trying.

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