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#1 of 5 Old 11-16-2006, 06:59 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DD2 is 14 months and nurses 5-6 times a day. In the past few days, she has consistently had *bright* green poop - kelly green, I'd call it. I've seen green poop caused by foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, and this doesn't look like that. The only thing different in our diets is that I've been drinking red kool-aid. I know too much red dye can cause green poop - but would it transfer via the breastmilk?

I'm going off kool-aid to see what happens, but I was curious what others thought.
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This happened to my six week old 2 nights in a row. I had eaten country-fried steak and gravy with green beans and corn bread...weird. It was like bright grass green!
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I don't know about red dye, but I know whatever they use to dye food blue will do it everytime. Freaked me right out the first time my daughter did it, now on the rare occasions she eats blue yogurt, I just expect it.
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I know red grapes can cause green poo. It happend to me once and I rushed to the dr thinking I had serious issues. Turned out I OD'd on red grapes.

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Oh, to add a response that is more applicable, my DS had bright green poo several times when her was less than 3 months. I am not sure what it was from (was not milk imbalance), but the Dr. said not to worry ubless he seemed uncomfortable or in pain. It never seemed to bother him so I never looked for a cause.

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