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Please dont read this during breakfast...question about poo. BIG TMI alert

(6 Posts)
iwantasecondone Sun 14-Sep-08 08:40:19

DS is 24 weeks, teething, and on a few solids but mostly BF. (Has few oz of formula at bedtime.) This morning and yesterday morning his poo has been revolting. The "solids" are brown and solid but the rest is frothy mucousy green. Is this down to teething or does he have a problem?Has not had anything new to eat and is quite happy except for sore mouth.

iwantasecondone Sun 14-Sep-08 09:42:04


pickupthismess Sun 14-Sep-08 09:52:41

From Baby Guru

Green poo: 'If your baby's stools are green and frothy she may be taking in too much lactose (the natural sugar found in milk), which happens if she feeds often, but doesn't get the rich milk at the end of the feed to fill her up. It may also be caused by overfeeding or underfeeding, or is a sign that your baby has a stomach bug.'

Make sure your baby finishes feeding from one breast before offering her the other. If the symptoms last longer than 24 hours, consult your health visitor or GP to try to find the source of the problem, as it may be due to a food sensitivity, medication or your feeding routine.

iwantasecondone Sun 14-Sep-08 10:03:57

Thank you. Am guessing is a combo of teething drool and comfort sucking. Would imagine if it were a virus would be more than once a day...

iwantasecondone Sun 14-Sep-08 12:32:16


pickupthismess Sun 14-Sep-08 23:02:41

I think from personal experience that it is down to the combi of food, BF and formula plus a bit of teething. However, if it carries on it would hurt to check it out with a doc or HV. Certainly green poo is familiar to many mums!!

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