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    Default Poop color question??

    Hi ladies,

    I just read in a thread that green poop in baby's diaper is a bad sign, that it should be yellow. I have never heard this, and I am curious because my daughter's poop is sometimes green and sometimes yellow, and every shade between. I thought that this was due to variations in my diet which put varying nutrients in the milk. But if green is bad, then what makes it that way and how do I fix it when it happens?

    What does green poop signify? We have a pediatrician appt. on Tuesday, and I can't wait to see if they know what the difference is.

    Does anyone out there have a clue? Thank you!!

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    Default Re: Poop color question??

    Its actually pretty normal to have inbetweens ect. Most of the time it is a foremilk and hindmilk thing. The front milk is less fatty and produces a greener color, yellow is the delicious back milk. Try letting your bb stay on one breast longer before you switch. hth

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    Default Re: Poop color question??

    The green poop thing can signal allergies. BUT it isn't common. Usually the green poop will be chunky like chopped spinach (same color green too) your LO will likely have tummy aches too. Greenish runny poop isn't a problem but very normal from what I can tell.

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    Default Re: Poop color question??

    Thank you! That makes sense, as there are somefeedings during our days that seem to run short because she is tired. She also feeds for only a few minutes in the middle of the night. That would account for less hindmilk, and therefore these fluctuations.

    No issues with allergies (thank goodness).

    I appreciate the quick responses!!

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    Default Re: Poop color question??

    I agree with the PP
    Here are a few useful (but non-LLL) links about the color of poop!

    The Color of the Day: (this one is my favorite)
    http://www.drjaygordon.com/developme...ricks/poop.asp

    Poop Scoop: Infant Stooling Patterns
    http://www.umc-cares.org/health_info...&ArticleID=166

    Green Stools:
    http://www.mother-2-mother.com/cc-baby-A.htm
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