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Child has green stools, pain. Due to change of diet?

My son is nine weeks old we swapped to formula sma comfort at around six weeks as he refused to breastfeed his poo is dark green in colour sometimes dark Grey also sometimes has shiny look to it he also seems to be in alot of pain crying really struggling but they are always soft sometimes sticky is this due to the change of diet?
Asked On : Sat, 13 Apr 2013
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Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Variation in infants stool color is normal.

If the stool is not loose watery and not foul smelling, nothing to worry.

But exclusive breastfeeding till the age of 6 months is the best method of feeding your child.

Lot of pain and crying is due to evening colic which is common in infants around this age group and it can be managed by decolic drops in prescribed dose.

If the child is crying with pain hold the child tummy against the mother shoulder or gently massage on infant tummy.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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