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My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

My breastfeeding infant has blue green poop, is this normal?

Poop Colors: The color of stool is not usually concerning, as it reflects a lot of things we eat. Dark black, red or white stools are the only colors that are worrisome. ...Read more

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My 14-week-old baby has become constipated and his poo has also turned light green. What can I do?

My 14-week-old baby has become constipated and his poo has also turned light green. What can I do?

Constipation: There are different ways to treat constipation in an infant. Depends on if he is breastfed or formula fed. One can change to a more gentler formula that is easier on the tummy. You can also give some water with brown sugar, or prune juice small amount. There are also some laxatives and suppositories that can be used if more severe. Discuss with Ped or ask for virtual consult for more details. ...Read more

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My baby is 2months formula fed and she have been pooping dark green is that normal?

My baby is 2months formula fed and she have been pooping dark green is that normal?

Could be: Speak with the pediatrician. It could just be a problem in the child's diet. Maybe a trial on breast feeding or a change in formula if that is what the baby is eating may make things better. ...Read more

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My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

My 3 month old sons poop has turned dark brown with white chunks in it. He is formula fed enfamil with baby oatmeal in it. His stools have increased?

Brown is OK!: Baby poop is lots of different colors and can change from day to day for any baby. One day brown, one day yellow, one green. The worrisome colors are dark black after the first few days of life (cuz your first poop is blackish meconium), red poop or pure white poop. I suppose purple would be weird too! as his digestive tract matures, consistency will also vary. And yes, baby poop stinks! ...Read more

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My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny..Is this normal ? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

My formula fed foster baby has realy dark green almost black poop and its really runny..Is this normal ? Also he was a drug and alcohol exposed baby

Yes: Dark green/almost black stools are indeed normal color for some infants. If the stools are totally black, ask doc to check for hidden blood. But just very dark green are okay, as are the various yellow, greens, oranges and browns. Bad color is pure white, totally black, or red bloody. ( purple would be weird too, but i've seen that only after purple birthday cake!) also, runny is good for baby poo. ...Read more

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My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

My four month old baby has smelly black tarry stools. She has recently started formula fully. Very fussy and crying. Any ideas?

Bleeding: Black tarry stool indicates bleeding from the intestines. The most common cause of GI bleeding in babies is milk protein intolerance. Your 4 months old just started formula which contain cow milk protein that may be causing black tarry stool. Need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

Breast milk poo: The stool of breast fed babies can vary in color and consistency without cause for concern, provided there is no blood, fever, vomiting, irritability, abdominal distension or loss of weight. If other children in the home or daycare are having similar symptoms, it may be due to infection. ...Read more

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My six month old son has dark green stringy poo. Is that normal?

My six month old son has dark green stringy poo. Is that normal?

Dark green poo: It may be normal it depends on what he is consuming formula, breast milk or baby food. ...Read more

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My baby has been passing stool the moment she eats.

My baby has been passing stool the moment she eats.

May be normal: I assume your baby is a newborn or very young infant. Many a newborn especially breast fed would show this pattern for some time in earlier days of their life. As long as the baby is feeding well, growing normally, the physical exam and inspection of the stool by his/her pediatrician is normal, and especially if you are nursing you may not have any thing to worry about. ...Read more

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My 4 week formula fed baby has had watery green blowout diarrhea? What's wrong?

My 4 week formula fed baby has had watery green blowout diarrhea? What's wrong?

Change the milk: If your newborn is drinking a cow milk formula, then the milk may be the culprit. If this is a chronic problem review the symptoms with your doctor as well as the infant's weight. Another possibility is a virus which will resolve but keep your infant hydrated and review the symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more

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My new born baby is formula fed his poop was always yellow now my baby is 1month old and his poop is green is something wrong? Why the color change?

My new born baby is formula fed his poop was always yellow now my baby is 1month old and his poop is green is something wrong? Why the color change?

Sounds normal: Stool color is made by the bile from your liver.The color range goes from dark green through the yellows and browns based on how the bile is changed in transit. What you describe is well within the range of normal. ...Read more

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My 4 month old has seedy yellow poop and is puking what's wrong?

My 4 month old has seedy yellow poop and is puking what's wrong?

Poop is fine/?vomit: Yellow seedy poop would be declared "normal" baby poop/stool. No need to fret. Vomiting can still be a normal infant phenomena due to mild reflux. Check with your doctor to ensure the weight/growth is progressing in a normal fashion. Overfeeding with too large of a volume at one time may be the issue. Smaller amounts over a shorter period of time may help. Upright positioning after meals. ...Read more

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Why is my child's poo green?

Why is my child's poo green?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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My baby-son has a green poop. is it ok?

My baby-son has a green poop. is it ok?

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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My 7 month old has liquid yellow poop, why?

My 7 month old has liquid yellow poop, why?

Normal variation: The main agent adding color to the poo is the material made by the liver called bile. It starts out a dark green and goes thru the yellows to brown depending on the influences of various factors in the intestines.Rapid transit thru the system, as may occur with diarrhea or breast feeding may have a greenish yellow or yellow appearance. The slower, more likely browner.Loose means less water extracd. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter eats same diet and drinks but poop has turned almost neon green and bright blue been going on for about a week?

My 3 year old daughter eats same diet and drinks but poop has turned almost neon green and bright blue been going on for about a week?

Neon stool: Changes in the color of the stool in children is usually the result of dietary changes. Since you say you have not changed anything, you may want to consider talking to other caregivers about what choices they are making for her. Keep in mind that some preschoolers eat things like crayons and Play-Doh. ...Read more

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