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Baby pooping (tmi) lol beware.

Ok so he was spitting up alot so the doctor made me put him on rice. The rice made him constipated and his poop was really hard and long. Now the doctor made us switch to oatmeal and hes like pooping (looks like)- dark green water. Is this normal or should i call the doctor again lol.. thanks for answers!

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DanielleStover1

Asked by DanielleStover1 at 6:56 PM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • oatmeal should help constipation and a babies digestive tract is immature and will always react to things its not used to
    AveeRose

    Answer by AveeRose at 7:02 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • a baby's poop can be any color of the rainbow lol. As long as he doesnt have diarrhea then i would say he is ok. And with babies diarrhea is defined as like 10 poops in a day or something like that; it doesnt matter what the poop looks like just how many times he does it.
    bc19

    Answer by bc19 at 7:08 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • my daughter had acid reflux when she was born up till about 6 months and any time i gave her anything that made her poop it was green and alot of the time watery the doctor told me that as long as she was peeing and her soft spot wasnt sunk in bad that she would be fine just keep her hydrated. i didnt listen i mixed the rice and oatmeal together and she did wonderfully tmi but her poop thickened up without constipation.
    audreyhv6207

    Answer by audreyhv6207 at 7:11 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • If your baby is breastfed don't give him anything! It is normal for them to go as little as one a week. Green poop can be due to an oversupply of milk (foremilk/hindmilk imbalance) This will also cause reflux-like symptoms. If you are breastfeeding look at http://www.llli.org/FAQ/oversupply.html
    maggiemom2000

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 7:57 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Actually in Breastfeed babies green poop means that they are not getting enough of the hindmilk and only foremilk which is basically sugar water. The hindmilk is high in fat and is what makes babies gain weight well. It is full of all the good nutrients and antibodies your baby needs. You ideally want your babies poo to be yellow.
    naturalhome

    Answer by naturalhome at 11:32 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

  • Also if you are breastfeeding the spitting up is a food sensitivity problem. Something you are eating is not coping with babies tummy yet. Most babies are very sensitive to dairy products and wheats. Try changing your diet to basically eating nothing with ingredients for about 10 days then slowly add one thing at a time and see how baby's tummy reacts to it. It helps me loads as my son is allergic to dairy products and he has acid reflux.
    naturalhome

    Answer by naturalhome at 11:35 PM on Oct. 12, 2008

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