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A 34-year-old female asked:

My 6 month old baby passing greenish yellow stools.any reason for that?

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Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
Palliative Care 27 years experience
Normal: It is normal. Especially if you are breastfeeding and may have recently changed the baby's diet to include some formula or other foods. A change in your diet if breastfeeding as well can lead to the color change. It doesn't mean anything and is nothing to worry about.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Normal variation: The color of poo is derived from the waste pigment that end up in the bile, which is added to the intestines from the liver. It starts out an intense green & over time may change thru yellow to brown. The germs of the intestine convert the pigment as it transits the digestive tract. The less germ action the less color change.Loose stools are often a greenish color for this reason.

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Last updated Dec 10, 2013

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