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Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?

Newborn exclusively breastfed - 2 months - dark Green stool for 2 weeks- is it a cause of concern?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green ; slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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My 5-month-old has green stool for the past few weeks. He's otherwise thriving and happy. Is this concerning? He's exclusively breastfed.

My 5-month-old has green stool for the past few weeks.  He's otherwise thriving and happy.  Is this concerning? He's exclusively breastfed.

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris.It starts out a deep green ; slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile.Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more

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3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?

3 month breastfed baby had blood in stool. Seeing doctors already, just want other opinions on possible cause?

Bloody milk stools: The most common cause of blood in the stool of an exclusively breast fed infant is from ingesting blood from a cracked or inflamed nipple. Other causes include rectal trauma from temperature taking, or intestinal obstruction (this is very uncommon, and usually associated with pain, vomiting, poor feeding, etc.) Breast milk allergy is very rare. ...Read more

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Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby? Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Why is it necessary to give vitamin D supplements to my breastfed baby?  Doesn’t human milk have all the essential nutrients for babies?

Yes: Human breast milk indeed is nutritionally complete - provided the mother is complete - if the mother has an adequate blood level of vitamin d so will her milk. Simply put - if she is a breastfeeding lifeguard who doesn't use sunscreen - her milk is perfect. If she stays inside - an oral supplement of at least 5000iu will provide adequate levels in her milk. ...Read more

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Dark green stool from baby for almost 2 hours, what are possible causes?

Dark green stool from baby for almost 2 hours, what are possible causes?

Normal.: If there are no other symptoms, any shade of green, yellow or brown is normal for a baby's stool. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months 3weeks old. Last day i gave her about 3spoon of lentils soup and she is 95% breastfeeding n rearly bottle feeding. Today she did dark green stool and seems like mucus in it n runny also? Isherwood did 2 times iinbetween 5 hours. Is i

My baby is 4 months 3weeks old. Last day i gave her about 3spoon of lentils soup and she is 95% breastfeeding n rearly  bottle feeding. Today she did dark green stool and seems like mucus in it n runny also? Isherwood did 2 times iinbetween  5 hours. Is i

Infant feeding: Lentil is an excellent source of fiber and nutritious as well. It is harder to digest especially by a 4 mo. Current thinking is to start solid foods that are nutritious and easy to digest. Cereal is not necessarily the first food to give now. It has been found that meat and /or vegetables are good to start with especially when baby is breastfed. The lentil caused the way her stools came out. ...Read more

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My 1 month baby did not do bowel movement for two days and when she do it her stool become dark green she is bottle and breast feeding

My 1 month baby did not do bowel movement for two days and when she do it her stool become dark green she is bottle and breast feeding

Good : Good news! the only stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not working well). Colors such as brown, yellow, orange, green, even blue (blue kool-aid or blueberries in older kids and adults) or purple (beets in older kids and adults) can all be normal and usually associated with diet. If your baby has a persistent change in her stool habits, you should contact her physician since this could be a sign of an underlying disorder, but a one-time strange stool that is not red, black or white is usually of no concern. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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