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    Default Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    I actually already asked this in another thread but it was about another topic and I want to throw this open to everyone in a new thread.

    My poor LO sometimes has bowel movements that are a forest green color. I spoke to the doctor, who just said that green BMs are normal but I forgot to mention just HOW green it was. Some might even call it British Racing Green but my husband says that no one knows what that color is so I just say Forest Green. Has anyone else had this happen with their LO?

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    >>she breastfeeds AND gets formula
    >>we only just started breastfeeding a couple weeks ago - she's 7 weeks - because she was very little at birth and had a weak suck. I pumped but had to supplement as well. She now gets less formula but we still give it to her in the evenings.
    >>she gets gas a lot
    >>right now she's only having 1 dirty diaper a day although she has the normal amount of wet diapers.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    There are a few interesting links to check regarding poop:

    http://www.mother-2-mother.com/cc-baby-A.htm
    http://www.drjaygordon.com/developme...ricks/poop.asp
    http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...erns.html#poop
    http://www.llli.org/NB/NBstooling.html


    It is normal for breastfed babies to have green stools, even consistently, but we all have been scared/disturbed/amazed/amused but our darlings' green poop... don't worry and check the links! hope it helps!
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    Default Re: Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    Thanks! I appreciate it. I am still a little worried, though, because this color of green is so strange and none of the articles I've read mention the exact color green. It's the color of the bar at the top of this web page - where it says "Happy Mothers, Breastfed Babies."

    Has anyone else witnessed stools this color??

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    Default Re: Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    I know british racing car green (I used to fantasize about having a convertible jag this color!)

    Could be not enough hindmilk? I usually take green stools to be an indication of this. Block nursing and/or doing other things to get my LO to empty the breast for a few days seems to take care of it for us.

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    Default Re: Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    do you eat alot of greens?
    If I had a spinach salad my dd would have thoose weird green poops.

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    Default Re: Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    hmmm...i have kale once in a while...i wonder if that could be it?

    re hindmilk...LO eats for a long time so i wonder if i'm just not making it???

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    Default Re: Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcclowen View Post
    I know british racing car green (I used to fantasize about having a convertible jag this color!)

    Could be not enough hindmilk? I usually take green stools to be an indication of this. Block nursing and/or doing other things to get my LO to empty the breast for a few days seems to take care of it for us.
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    Default Re: Strange color bowel movement! Help!

    If your baby is only 7 wks old, it's probably just some 'Bili' poop. My baby had a big bout with jaundice and it took him a good while to get rid of all the excess biliruben in his system. It usually comes out through the bowels, making it green. If you're worried though, check with your ped.

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