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Green color stools post introduction of milk supplements in an infant - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
My baby is 3 months now
and have started the formula food few days back
His motion was quite normal when i started.
But today he passed motion in green color
Is it normal?
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am Dr XXX here
User :   hi
User :   got my question
User :   about my baby
Doctor :   yes
User :   he is in his 3rd month
Doctor :   i was just reading your query
User :   okay
User :   s it normal for baby
Doctor :   has it happened for the first time?
User :   yes first tme
User :   and only once today
Doctor :   what is the diet of your baby?
User :   he has both breast feed and formula feding
User :   started formula feeding few weeks back
User :   and his motion was quite normal
Doctor :   otherwise the health of the baby is fine ?
User :   yep
User :   he is quite active too
User :   and is normal
Doctor :   well you have nothing to worry about
Doctor :   sometimes it can happen because of minor indigestion
Doctor :   dont worry its completely normal
User :   okay
User :   just happenned only once today and first time
Doctor :   sometimes it can also be because of cold
User :   so wasa bit worried
Doctor :   dont worry its very normal to see in babies
User :   what should be done if prevails few days
User :   if its just today i am okay
User :   if it prevails what should be done
User :   and what would be the cause
Doctor :   it wont and suppose if it does then you can take him to a pediatrician
Doctor :   if the baby is doing fine and playing and eating healthy then there is absolutely nothing to worry about
User :   okay
Doctor :   Green stools in a healthy baby may indicate a sensitivity/allergy to a medication or a food. Since your little one's change in stooling seemed to corresponded with the addition of rice cereal to her diet, you might want to return to an exclusively breastmilk diet for a few weeks and see if her stools remain green
Doctor :   we are more concerned if the baby is sick or having diarrhea
User :   but have not started on any rice cereal in diet
User :   we have just started a supplement
User :   for milk
User :   nothing else
Doctor :   thats ok
Doctor :   any normal supplement can sometime cause it
Doctor :   like i said you have nothing to worry about
User :   i can continue the supplement right
Doctor :   as you can
User :   because we were using it for his diet for quite sometime now
User :   and his motion was normal
User :   just today we observed this in his motion
Doctor :   its a normal observation many parents make , its completely normal
Doctor :   i assure you that
User :   Okay we can contine the diet as usual right
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you can
User :   Thanks a lot doc
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
User :   sure
User :   thaks
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye
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