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    Default Suddenly having green diapers

    My DD had been sick for a week now. It started as a respiratory virus (thankfully not RSV!) and ended up with an ear infection. She is finally starting to get better but the day we took her back because of the ear infection, she started having these green, very slimey poops. Is this from the virus or where she hasn't been nursing good and not getting enough hind milk? Has anyone else had this happen?
    Mom to Kaleb born 7/24/08......clueless about BF and began to supplement. Supply was gone at 8 weeks.

    Sarah Beth born 11/29/11.....found this forum(lifesaver) and glad to say she has only had BM since day 1 and we are still going strong!

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    Default Re: Suddenly having green diapers

    Green poops during/after illness are quite common. Sometimes it's because baby hasn't been nursing well, sometimes it's a side-effect of the illness of of medications taken to treat the illness (especially antibiotics). Just keep nursing her as much as possible and if the poops don't eventually return to a more normal color, then revisit the issue once baby is completely well.
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    Default Re: Suddenly having green diapers

    She is on an antibiotic for the eat infection but the green poops.started before the med. I will keep an eye on her though. Thanks!
    Mom to Kaleb born 7/24/08......clueless about BF and began to supplement. Supply was gone at 8 weeks.

    Sarah Beth born 11/29/11.....found this forum(lifesaver) and glad to say she has only had BM since day 1 and we are still going strong!

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    Default Re: Suddenly having green diapers

    I would say it has to do with the virus but certainly watch it.
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