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Could also be yeast. Any of these problems could be helped by probiotics. Levi has has green poo for 7 weeks now and so far the only thing that made him better was probiotics.
Oh,wearing him froggie works sometimes too.
Green poo can be an indicator of MANY things -- let me tell you, I've been experiencing green poop for over a month now, and have read, posted, and asked the ped about it.
If it is green and foamy, it can be an indicator of a hindmilk/foremilk imbalance. Block feeding can help.
If it is green and accompanied by a lot of gas/squirming, it can be an indicator that baby is sensitive to something in Mommy's diet. The most frequent culprit is milk/dairy (which I cut out, takes 2-3 weeks to get fully out of your system), and then soy, and other things. Did you eat anything different/new in the last few days?
If it's green, mucousy and baby is clingy, it could be an indication of a virus. My LO had a virus for 2 weeks and her poo was a slimy green with lots of mucous in it.
Sometimes poo is just green. We dealt with all three of the above, and I'm block feeding, cut out dairy and other food products, and the virus is gone, and my LO still has green poo. But she seems healthy otherwise, so we're just going to ignore the green.
Momma.... hope that helps!
Weird that you mentioned yeast.. This past week, he's been getting medicine for thrush, and I am also taking medicine to get rid of yeast. I had just stopped his medicine on Thursday, the day the green poo started to appear. The dosage on the bottle had me confused. It said 1 ml on each cheek 4 times a day for 7 days. I've been using the dropper/syringe they provided to squirt 1ml on the inside of his cheeks. Does that sound like I misunderstood the dosage? Should it have been 1 ml PER cheek? The 7 days have passed (that's why I stopped using it) and there's still..about half the bottle left.
Also, where can I get probiotics for baby? How would I give it to him?
And by wearing him froggy, is that with his belly against my chest, his legs curled up, and his head on my shoulder? Because that's the only position he seems comfortable in now. I have a moby, but haven't tried wearing him yet. It would probably save my arms, huh?
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