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Green Stools In Formula Fed Babies
10 week old exclusively breast-fed baby, started having frequent green stools with mucous, immediately after his 2 months vaccinations. Normal ?
Color changes in : Infants' stools as the intestine becomes colonized with new bacteriae, until they become "adult" brown. See pediatrician for green liquid stools, especially with fever, mucus can be benign, from swallowed saliva or mucus if he has a cold. If he is fretful, not feeding or gaining weight well, check for malabsorption or food allergy. It's very unlikely that immunizations are related in any way. ...Read more
My 6 week old baby has had 2 dark green stools in 24 hours, she is bottle and breast fed, she is also being sick after every feed, is this normal?
Push Fluids: If vomiting feeds, substitute who approved oral rehydration like pedialyte. Green stools can also be part of gastroenteritis in infant. Continue breastfeeding attempts. Monitor for s/o dehydration and watch for wet diaper at least every 6hr. If fever, dehydration or increased irritability, see md immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
6-mnth old baby; mornin stool normal: big bout-yellow semi-solid; during the day: 2-3x small watery yellow/green stools. Y? Due 2 introducin new food?
8 month old baby boy passing liquidy green stools frequently and after every food having occasional fever?
Mild viral illness: Sounds like a mild "viral gastroenteritis" or stomach virus. Feed through the diarrhea and protect his bottom with diaper creams and rinsing gently (not wiping after his bowel movements). Starches like rice, cereals may help. Yogurt has friendly bacterial and may facilitate more formed stool. If he is has persistent fever, vomiting and not tolerating anything orally, have him evaluated. ...Read more
My (formula-fed) 1 year old baby loves plain white yoghourt.. She has very hard stools. Does yoghourt soften or harden the stools in babies?
Dark green stools: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Green stool: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery ; green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. Some. ...Read more
Not usually: Stools often indicate the color of what you have recently eaten. If you haven't eaten anything green then it likely indicates just a rapid transit time. Stool normally stays in your gut long enough to turn brown under the action of gut bacteria. If it moves too fast it comes out green. ...Read more
It's possible, but: not necessarily the case. The color of the stool depends on several factors, but most importantly, the time it takes for food/substances ingested to move through the intestinal tract. (which changed the amount of bile excreted into the intestines and then reabsorbed); the faster substances move through, the greener the stools. Some stools that are bright green are from infections. ...Read more
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