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Question: My 53 day old baby's poop is deep greenish in colour. I give her both breastmilk & formula. Is this something abnormal? Should we consult a doctor
Answer: hi dear! the green stool may be due to formula milk or the foremilk( milk at the beginning of a feeding which consists of low fat content and high lactose content). and also if the mother or baby is on iron supplements. -if formula milk is given then dear you will have to stop the formula milk. -and for foremilk you will have to feed the baby for more than 10mins from one side to get the hind milk also.(Hindmilk is the high-fat, high-calorie breast milk,t's richer, thicker, and creamier than foremilk). -and if irons supplements is given to baby or taken by the mother then dear you will have to stop using them. if the motion is loose then it might be due to GIT infection in such cases a stool test will be required dear to make sure if any infection there. and if yes then dont get worried. proper antibiotics will solve the matter. so dont worry.! take care dear.
Question: Is it ok if my baby's poop is sticky? Its been 4-5 days. Color is also greenish black and mustard.
Answer: Hello! Consistently green stools in the breastfed baby can indicate an imbalance of foremilk and hindmilk. Your baby is getting too much foremilk – the low-calorie milk that comes first in a feeding – and not enough hindmilk, the good higher-fat stuff. It could mean that you're not feeding her long enough on each breast. Try to feed your baby from one breast at a time. Only when it is completely empty offer her other breast. But also sometime it means infection also. There is nothing to worry if the baby is getting proper hind milk then it might be due Mild infection. Keep on feeding your baby with breast milk. It will get better slowly. There is nothing to worry. Take care
Question: My baby is 5 and half month old...her poop is sometimes greenish black... is it ok or shall I visit my doctor
Answer: Hello dear This is normal don't worry.Consistently green stools in the breastfed baby can indicate that it is an imbalance of foremilk the low-calorie milk that comes first in a feeding – and not enough hindmilk, the good higher-fat stuff often resulting in frothy green stools. a sensitivity to something in the mother's diet, such as cow's milk products. Teething can also bring about green stools due to increased saliva (can also cause tummy upset)