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Baby has green poop and is teething. Maybe she has ear infection?

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hi my baby is 14 months old she is teething and she has XXXXXXX poop may be she has ear infection?
Posted Tue, 8 May 2012 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Thanks for posting your query.
XXXXXXX poop is not suggestive of an ear infection.
Your baby's XXXXXXX poop can result from too much lactose(sugar). High volume feeds are invariably, high lactose feeds. When the excess lactose enters your baby's colon there may be increased fermentation, resulting in colic, gas and loose, acid stools. Try to give your baby smaller milk based feeds for a few days.

Babies with an intestinal virus or even a simple cold will sometimes have XXXXXXX mucusy stools. Teething can also bring about XXXXXXX stools due to increased saliva (can also cause tummy upset)
A recent change in the baby's diet may also cause change in stool color.
There is nothing much to worry. Just wait and watch for the stool color for few days to come back top normal on its own.
If it is associated with loose stools and fever with poor feeding of the baby then you must consult your pediatrician for further examination and treatment.
Hope this answers your query. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.


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