Dark green runny poop

by ashley
(Evansville)

Hi, my baby is six weeks and two days old. She has had pooping problems since we brought her home. She has just had surgery for pyloric stenosis, and she pooped the day we left the hospital - now it's only if I help her with suppository - but was hard poop, so doc put her on Lactulose 2.5 ml and 1 ounce of white grape juice.


She just had her first poop in 2 days it was dark green n somewhat runny not like toothpaste at all - is like if I held diaper upside down, it would probably drip off, but it's not real runny if this makes sense.

Just wondering if this is normal or is something wrong she's formula fed and on Gerber gental??? Plz help

If you know what this is should I be worried I'd hate to go to the hospital for poop!?

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Apr 04, 2014
Dark green stool
by: Annie

Hi

If your baby is happy, no extra fussing, gassiness, no sleep issues, and baby is gaining weight well; then you should not worry.

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My baby has green poop Diarrhea

by Lorena Herrera
(Costa Mesa, CA)

Hello, my name is Lorena Herrera,
I have a two and 1/2 month baby boy also I am a first-time parent, and of course, I have many questions!

My son has been pooping more than usual as it seems green Diarrhea, is this normal?
He has no fever, but off and on he seems cranky, can that be it?
Is he dehydrating??
Should I take him to the hospital?
Every time I breastfeed he poops, is that ok?
He also doesn't want to latch on the bottle, which is very important to me because I will start work soon and it's going to be hard for him to eat! What should I DO????
I need help PLEASE!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!

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Mar 05, 2013
green runny stools in baby
by: Tracy

Hi Lorena

I suppose that your baby is 2 1/2 weeks old? You didn't specify.

The crankiness and green stools are signs of foremilk imbalance.

This is easy to fix, start feeding baby from only one breast each time he breastfeeds — alternating breasts with each feeding session.

This will fix any oversupply issues and will help baby get in more of the fattier hindmilk at the end of a feed.

Please read more here...
Oversupply and foremilk imbalance

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Green and mucoidal poop

Since my baby started having formula milk, her poop became green, and there are times that she even has diarrhea.

She poops 5 to 6 times a day. We thought of changing her formula milk, but then she stopped having an episode of diarrhea. We decided not to change anymore.

But then here it goes again. Shes having diarrhea for two days and what made me worried is that in her poop there is mucous and still greenish. She still passed out stool 7 to 8 times but minimal in amount. What could be the reason?

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Jan 13, 2014
unusual poop
by: Lyssa

It is common for formula fed babies to have poop that is more green in color than exclusively breastfed babies.

It is also not unusual for some babies to have an adverse reaction to the formula they are given. Any changes in bowel movements or your baby should be discussed with your child's medical professional to help find a proper diagnosis and solution. You may have to switch your baby to a different brand or type of formula.

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Watery green poop

by Chitranshi
(Kanpur,India)

My baby is four mths old, and he is on breastfeeding. But from five days he is doing watery green poop, but the quantity is very little. So is he doing it because of hot weather? Temp is 44 c.

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Green mucus stools since about 3 weeks old

My 4-month-old daughter has had consistently green mucus stools since about three weeks old.

She used to be extraordinarily gassy but seems to have outgrown most of this.

I have done block feeding on the recommendation of my LC. I have also gone dairy free (although I am sure I have eaten hidden dairy at times).

Her green mucus stools remain. She can also go from spitting up 2-3 times a day to as much as 30 times a day.

She has ever only eaten from 1 breast each feeding and has only ever nursed for approximately 6 minutes at a time, until last week when she started feeding for about 45 minutes at a time very frequently.

At that time her stools became more liquid and more frequent (with every feeding). Her weight gain has always s been good until this last month where she only gained 8oz.

She is happy and content for the most part. Do I need to worry about the green mucus stools if she is content? Should I continue to block feed and cut out dairy???

Please Help!!!

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Dec 09, 2016
green stool and mucus
by: Tracy

This sounds like a lactose overload to me. You can continue to block feed.

There are many mixed views on whether a mother should avoid certain foods. New research suggests that pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should not avoid any foods unless they have had their baby test positive for a specific food allergy. They say that avoidance on its own can cause an allergy. BUT, my personal opinion is that we as humans are all allergic to cow's milk. I don't allow any dairy in my house. I believe that it causes mucus to build up and inflammation in a person's body and contrary to popular belief, it is not a good source of calcium. It has been found to leach the bones of calcium.

since your baby is happy and content, you don't need to worry too much about the green tinge or the mucus.

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Greenish stool

My 3months old son has had greenish stool immediately after he is breastfed.

Please, what should I do?

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Dec 20, 2016
a maturing gut
by: Tracy

Hi

Frequent stools for breastfed babies are common. The frequency and even the color is not a problem unless your baby is showing signs of increased fussiness or delay in growth. The stools should become less frequent and will most likely change in color and texture between the 4th and 6th month. Your baby's digestive system is still maturing.

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Green Poo!

by New grandma
(London, UK)

My six-week-old granddaughter had green diarrhea when I changed her after feeding her on the midnight watch.

Thank you for your information, it did help.

Great site.

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