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3 month son, green pasty stools. Switched from breast milk to formula. What could be this?

My three month old son has developed pasty ( a little thicker than peanut butter) stools over the last 2 days. The stools started out to be green (almost army green) in color and tonight have switched to a light pasty green with white spots/film. He was exclusively breast fed up until 1 week ago. We are now on formula. We had to switch due to me returning back to work a month ago and not being able to keep up with pumping due to busy work shedule (milk eventually dried up). What could be the cause of the stool change? How concerned should I be? He is otherwise a healthy infant. He is alert, smiling, cooing, nice pink color, and eats 5 ounces every 3 hours without difficulty.

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Asked On : Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Do not worry,it is normal for babies to pass yellow to green colored stools.
Green color of stool is due to rapid transaction.
since he is active so there is nothing to worry.
You have to be extra cautious regarding cleaning of bottle as this can be source of infection.

Wishing your baby good health.
God bless..
Answered: Wed, 24 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Green color is because of increased bowel motility and may not of much significance.

If your baby is other wise active and healthy do not worry about that.

If there is blood in stool or mucus in the stool then consult your doctor.

Hope this helps.
Take care.

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