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    Default Green baby poo

    If your four month old had green and/or runny poo almost half of the time but was otherwise happy healthy and growing well (the Drs who have seen him have described him as thriving) would you be concerned and get it checked?

    He has always been a colicky bub with a windy tummy, just like DS1 was, but now it's hardly bothering him at all... He just has these poos. sometimes he'll also have yellow but slightly mucousy ones but others are fine.

    He's fully breastfed. Wondering if I may not be producing enough hindmilk?

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    Green or yellow & runny to me sounds like infection. The colic & wind could be making him have runny poos.
    Are you giving him meds for the colic/wind?? If yes, that could be discoloring the poo

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    BF poos can be so many different colours and still be fine.

    If he is reasonably settled, I would probably just leave it for now and see what happens as he gets a bit older.

    I'm assuming there is no mucous or blood?

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    DD has green poo constantly, never that mustard yellow people describe. I figured it was probably ok, she hasn't imploded yet!!

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    Sometime green and frothy poos in a breasted baby can mean too much foremilk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Sometime green and frothy poos in a breasted baby can mean too much foremilk.
    I second this. When I had oversupply DS had green frothy poos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Sometime green and frothy poos in a breasted baby can mean too much foremilk.
    They're never frothy, just green and often runny. My supply seems pretty normal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaNurture View Post
    DD has green poo constantly, never that mustard yellow people describe. I figured it was probably ok, she hasn't imploded yet!!
    That's been my theory too so far, just checking!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleButterfly4 View Post
    Green or yellow & runny to me sounds like infection. The colic & wind could be making him have runny poos.
    Are you giving him meds for the colic/wind?? If yes, that could be discoloring the poo
    He's getting gripe water or infants friend occasionally for the colic. I know the green is from wind basically but runny too I'm unsure. if there was an infection I imagine he'd be unsettled, but he's not.

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    Apologies for all the replies! Am on my phone so can't multiquote.

    Quote Originally Posted by OurLittleBlessing View Post
    BF poos can be so many different colours and still be fine.

    If he is reasonably settled, I would probably just leave it for now and see what happens as he gets a bit older.

    I'm assuming there is no mucous or blood?
    Occasionally a little mucous, very rarely and never blood


 

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