Sudden Long term Color Change in Poop

by Miriam
(Williston, ND, USA)

My baby girl is 8 weeks old and about 5 days ago her poop suddenly changed from yellow seedy to a dark green sticky consistency. Could this be caused by the introduction of cucumber and tomato in my diet or something else, and is there anything major to worry about? It has made her more gassy and uncomfortable. Please help I am a little worried! Thanks

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Jan 20, 2013
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diet or frequqncy of feeds
by: Anonymous

It could be something in your diet, or it could just be baby's bowels transitioning and developing.

Has there been any changes in the frequency of feeds?

Jan 20, 2013
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Eats More
by: Anonymous

Well she's been eating more but feeds consistently, approx every 2-4 hours. I avoid eating/drinking sugar, fake sugar and dairy as I know they really bother her.

Jan 22, 2013
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oversupply
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD (CBI)

Hey, then baby is probably going through a growth spurt.

During growth spurts, babies will drink more and this can often cause a mother's milk supply to increase. This increase in supply can cause lactose overload in baby, due to the fact that baby might be getting in a little more fore-milk than usual. This is what is perhaps causing the green stool color and the gassiness. A very bad lactose overload can cause green, frothy, explosive stools and colic symptoms.

A growth spurt usually only lasts a few days.
After the growth spurt, your baby will eat the same as before and your supply will drop again.

If you would like to decease your supply a little, you can breastfeed baby from only one side with each breastfeeding session. (you can pump the other breast a little, if it causes some engorgement)

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