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Infant with greenish stools, stomach cramps and cold. Medication?

Hi, I have a three month old baby who is just coming to the end of a nasty cold. She has had very green nappies and is struggling to sleep at night because she wakes frequently with what appear to be severe tummy cramps. They are regular and clearly painful for her. Could the mucus from the cold be causing the cramps or should I be more worried? Calpol doesnt help and gripe water doesnt help.Thank you. Jo
Asked On : Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

A three month old infant can cry because of several reasons. Do not worry if the baby is other wise active playful and gaining weight normally.

Colic may be one of the causes for excessive cry. It improves with proper burping after feeding.

Green stools are because of increased bowel movement and require no intervention. Do not worry about the green color of the stool.

We as pediatricians do not advise any gripe water to the babies. A baby of 3 months should be exclusively breast fed and should not be given any thing else

Hope this helps.
Take care.
Answered: Tue, 9 Apr 2013
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