My Baby’s Poop is Green – Should I Worry?

Jan 28, 12 My Baby’s Poop is Green – Should I Worry?

The birth of a child brings on an era of discovery, one that will continue for several years. However, some of the things you’ll discover about your baby will simply cause you to worry, especially when it comes to your baby’s bodily functions.

Many pediatricians will tell you that your baby’s bowel movements are a good indicator of your baby’s health. Because of this, it’s natural to worry when your baby’s poop looks (or smells) abnormal.

Thankfully, when it comes to green poop, you don’t necessarily have to be concerned. A baby’s stool color may change on a regular basis, as your baby’s gastrointestinal functions begin to mature.

Though green poop in a breastfed or formula-fed baby may sometimes be normal, there are some health conditions that could cause your baby’s poop to be green. This includes- a “foremilk-hindmilk” imbalance in the breastfed baby, a formula intolerance in the formula-fed baby, a food allergy or general digestion upset. However, your baby will usually have other symptoms if their green poop is being caused by one of these conditions.

For further reading, check out this very informative article over at “Just Mommies” at the source link.


1 Comment

  1. No BS and well written, thanks much for the post