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Child was on dexolac but because of constipation changed to NAN pro resulting in greenish watery poo. Normal?

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doctor,my daughter was on dexolac from 0-4 weeks but because of constipation problem we change to NAN pro 1 and from the day we change to NAN pro 1 our baby is passing greenish sticky or sometime greenish watery poo,she is now 7 weeks ,is it normal?
Posted Wed, 2 Oct 2013 in Constipation
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes. It will subside on its own.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Your baby's green 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. You can alternate Dexolac with NAN pro 1 feeds.

Babies with an intestinal virus or even a simple cold will sometimes have green, mucusy stools.
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 to 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.

Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
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