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My exclusively breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny, what could be the problem & how do I solve it.?

My exclusively breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny, what could be the problem & how do I solve it.?

Baby stool: It is probably normal if the baby is exclusively breast fed. There was some tarry greenish stool in the colon during pregnancy, and it slowly comes out over the first few weeks, which is probably what accounts for the greenish color. The consistency of normal baby stool varies from very, soft, wet mushy (usually sweet smelling) stools to firm. Unless the stools are very watery, don't be concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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My baby is 11 weeks old I breastfeed & formula feed but when I give him more formula he goes 1 1/2 with a stool. Shold I chage formula to witch one?

My baby is 11 weeks old I breastfeed & formula feed but when I give him more formula he goes 1 1/2 with a stool. Shold I chage formula to witch one?

It's okay if he has: A bm every couple of days as long as his stools are not hard pebbles. Formula-fed babies generally have firmer stools than breast-fed babies. Breast-fed babies can have several loose-ish stools/day or every few days. If he has soft stools, there's no need to change the formula. ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while breastfeeding?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) while breastfeeding?

Yes: Most over the counter medications are ok, including most decongestants as long as they are taken according to the directions. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is perfectly fine and can be used without concern. ...Read more

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I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) last night and now today I have solid stool but it's green. Should I be concerned? Or is it just the medicine passing through?

I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) last night and now today I have solid stool but it's green. Should I be concerned? Or is it just the medicine passing through?

No concern: It is really hard to determined the exact reason for the color of the stool if the medicine liquid or gel or tablet has a green color to it might contribute to that but in general I will not be too concern about that concentrate on the main issue your URI hydrate well eat soups and rest ...Read more

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Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) md while breastfeeding?

Can I take Mucinex (guaifenesin) md while breastfeeding?

Maybe. Try natural!: You probably mean Mucinex (guaifenesin) dm, which contains. Dexomethorphan. Not a very dangerous medication, but I would advise plain Mucinex (guaifenesin) instead. Better yet, in order to thin secretions 100% safely, drink from a cup some piping hot chicken broth (the real, homemade kind) with as much hot chile pepper added as you can tolerate, which causes copious thin secretions and gets the thick junk out. Seriously! ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) and zyrtec okay during breastfeeding?

Probably Safe: Guafenesin (mucinex) has some evidence of safety during breastfeeding while Cetirizine (zyrtec) has not been studied. Both are typically safe for use in children though so are unlikely to cause any issues. ...Read more

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4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp, baby feeding well. Concern?

4wk old /c bright green mucuousy pooh, about a tbsp. Breastfeed, normally have mustard yellow stool. No temp, baby feeding well. Concern?

Infant stool: This is of no concern unless it remains green and has foul odor or has blood in it. Infants can have 1-14 stools/day. They are generally loose and yellow (like gulden's mustard or bird seed). Green reflects level of bile absorption. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby girl strains a lot while passing stools. She is on breastfeed and once on formula feed. Stools are not very dry though.

My 4 month old baby girl strains a lot while passing stools. She is on breastfeed and once on formula feed. Stools are not very dry though.

It is common: It is normal and very common for parents to complain about it. Keep breast feeding. Normal range for stooling varies. It is normal to have one bowel movement once every 2-3 days and also every time when you feed her, especially if you breast feed as long as there is no vomiting and baby eats well. You can try putting her on her tummy; remember though only when she is awake and you watching her. ...Read more

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My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days. She is on breastfeed and has soft stools. The prob is she gets crqnky due to gas. This is for 3rd time. Help?

My 2 month baby is not pooping since 2 days. She is on breastfeed and has soft stools. The prob is she gets crqnky due to gas. This is for 3rd time. Help?

Normal...: As newborns, breastfed babies tend to stool ALL THE TIME. Thankfully, this slows down and it is normal. As long as the stools are soft, it is not a concern and actually quite normal and expected that the frequency may decrease to every 2-4 days. Crankiness is often blamed on gas in 2 mo olds (may not be the cause) - but you can try burping, rubbing her tummy, or gas drops for relief. ...Read more

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5months old baby having green, froathy stool 4times aday, exclusive breast feed, is this normal, when will my baby stool pattern comes normal?

5months old baby having green, froathy stool 4times aday, exclusive breast feed, is this normal, when will my baby stool pattern comes normal?

Loose green stoolnor: Most of breastfed babies have loose green stool, the stool become normal when you weane him from breast feeding and he takes formula and solid foods. ...Read more

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My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf, daily im applying vaseline thn she pass. Why like this?

My 2hlf month old baby on bottle feed than breast feed, she not try to pass stool by herslf, daily im applying vaseline thn she pass. Why like this?

Doctor can check: The doctor can check the baby to see if the baby is fine or is constipated. Some babies do not poop every day, while others are having problems and need to poop more often than that. Generally, as long as a baby is normal in eating, growth, and development; and does not have firm poop, bloating, or tummy aches; then the number of poops per day is not very important. ...Read more

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My niece is a 2 months breast feed baby girl. After each feeding, she's passes stool (watery or liquid form) or sometime bathroom in a excessive way.

My niece is a 2 months breast feed baby girl. After each feeding, she's passes stool (watery or liquid form) or sometime bathroom in a excessive way.

Breastfeeding: Stools can be as often as every time the child eats. They look like french's mustard- liquid and yellow.
However, if mom is eating dairy or gluten and the baby is sensitive then they can be more liquid. I generally recommend mom stop all dairy first...These stools may be normal. If stopping dairy improves things then we know the child is sensitive. ...Read more

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My 2 week baby had a stool analysis with +1 undigested sugars; Doctor said breastfeed no dairy prod and gave us Cisapride and Ranitidine, is it ok?

My 2 week baby had a stool analysis with +1 undigested sugars; Doctor said breastfeed no dairy prod and gave us Cisapride and Ranitidine, is it ok?

Not sure.: Usually cisapride is given for reflux and ranitidine is used for hyper acidity causing severe episodes of crying and may be used concurrently if a mixture of symptoms are present. But u have mentioned only a stool test which tells us only about 1+ sugar. So the history is incomplete about making a judgment. ...Read more

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Baby vomitting after breastfeeding and restless when he is awake plus he did not get a stool for 3 days?

Baby vomitting after breastfeeding and restless when he is awake plus he did not get a stool for 3 days?

Constipation: The age of the baby matters, but other reasons for vomiting needs to be evaluated and intestinal obstruction ruled out. Please go see a Pediatric doctor in an ER or urgent care setting where an Xray is available if needed. Simple Stool softener agents and/or suppository should relieve the blocked stool issue, but go see a doc to be sure ...Read more

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My daughter one month old haven't passed stool four days ago till now, she was passing with each breastfeeding. Is it ok & what should I do.

My daughter one month old haven't passed stool four days ago till now, she was passing with each breastfeeding. Is it ok & what should I do.

Breast feeding: A breast fed baby may have a stool with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without having one. All very normal as your baby is acting. He may also fo a lot of gruting when passing stool. Again, all normal. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take a stool softener while breastfeeding?

Is it possible for you to take a stool softener while breastfeeding?

Most harmless: You can check with your doc for specifics but most stool softeners are considered safe during lactation. ...Read more

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Can I take stool softener pills if im breastfeeding?

Yes: The majority of these preparations remain within the bowel and do not enter the blood and thus not the breast milk. Use them as needed. ...Read more

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My 80 days boy suffering by frequent s stools dr gave endobact 3 dsys not cured. Now giving oxfloacin omidazole 5ml 4hours once for one day no improvement I am scaring. Plz help me he is fully breastfeeding boy from birth leave stools every breastfeeding

My 80 days boy suffering by frequent s stools dr gave endobact 3 dsys not cured. Now giving oxfloacin omidazole 5ml 4hours once for one day no improvement I am scaring. Plz help me he is fully breastfeeding boy from birth leave stools every breastfeeding

Frequent stools: I need to know if the stools are watery, soft or normal because babies have a strong gastrocolic reflex that make them have a small bowl movement after each feeding, if that is the case as long as it is not loose or watery then it is ok especially if he is growing & gaining weight. But if the stool is loose or watery, the baby is not gaining weight then check back with his Dr. Good luck ...Read more

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Eating beets change breastmilk color? Is it safe during breastfeeding? Will baby stool color change if I ate beets during breastfeeding?

Eating beets change breastmilk color? Is it safe during breastfeeding? Will baby stool color change if I ate beets during breastfeeding?

Safe: Excellent nutrition and may increase milk production. They will not cause your breast milk to change colour or change the colour of your baby's stool. All the best. ...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

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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I am breastfeeding and I ate food that gave me a loose stool? Should I dump my pumped breastmilk?

No: Chances are you just had some GI upset and not even a true infection. If you had infection it is spread by stool contamination not in milk. Good hand washing will prevent the spread of the virus. ...Read more

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Breastfeeding and my 4 month old baby boy hasn't had a stool movement in 2 days. Should I worry? What should I do? I've tried prune juice to help.

Breastfeeding and my 4 month old baby boy hasn't had a stool movement in 2 days. Should I worry? What should I do? I've tried prune juice to help.

Breast or formula?: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go I don't worry about it. Formula fed babies usually have a more predictable pattern of daily stools. If stools are getting hard, I often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has gray colored stool he also has dark yellow urine be a problem with his liver I have not changed his diet I'm strictly breastfeeding?

My 3 month old has gray colored stool he also has dark yellow urine be a problem with his liver I have not changed his diet I'm strictly breastfeeding?

Doubtful: Transient stool color change is very common and is hardly a serious problem. Dark yellow urine is a concentrated one. True liver disease results in chalk colored stool with dark tea color urine. ...Read more

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Blood in stool x2. Dad w/ ulcerative colitis, sister w/ crohn's. Should I have colonoscopy? If so, can I have while breastfeeding or wait until weans?

Blood in stool x2. Dad w/ ulcerative colitis, sister w/ crohn's. Should I have colonoscopy? If so, can I have while breastfeeding or wait until weans?

Yes: Given your strong family history of ibd, you should definitively have a colonoscopy. Although a majority of the sedatives used during colonoscopy are felt to be safe during nursing, you can "pump and dump" to be on the safe side. ...Read more

Mucinex (Definition)

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