My 9 month old DS has been having green, frequent poos for the past week and a half. Some solid-ish consistency, some watery diarrhea.
I have taken him to the Dr, and she is not too concerned about it. She said if it continues for 2 weeks to bring him back. He currently has a virus - Dr thinks adenovirus - which involves a phlemmy cough, sore throat, ear that's a bit inflamed, conjunctivitis, and runny frequent poos. He's otherwise mostly happy enough, but does have some grizzly periods, more than usual.
I think the Dr said that the virus may have given him a temporary lactose intolerance, which might be causing the green poos, and if they continue, he might need to go lactose-free for a few weeks, and it should resolve.
Has anyone had any experience with something like this?
By way of background, he's 9 months, has mostly had breast milk, but I have been introducing formula (Bellamy's Organic) and am in the process of weaning. I started the formula about 2 months ago (one bottle per day, now on 2 or 3 bottles per day), and he didn't seem to have any issues with it being introduced. He's on solids, and is generally a good eater, but hasn't been eating much while he's been sick (will usually eat Weetbix, and a little bit of fruit eg banana, but not much else). He's had a few isolated green poos in the past, but nothing much.
If we do have to go lactose free for a while, does anyone know of a good lactose-free formula to try?
Will he have to stop having breastmilk? I am not planning to stop eating lactose - too hard!
Would love to hear if anyone has any experience with something like this to share. Thanks in advance