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Infant passed yellow, greenish, sticky and watery stools. Related to breast feeding?

My 2weeks old baby has been passing yellow, sticky and watery stools in the last week. She s been on breastfeeding with occational formula top up. She used to pass dark greenish stools once every 2-3 days in the past when mainly on formula however her bowel movement had changed ever since breastfed more often. Any reason for it? Is she having a diarrhea?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
In the initial weeks of life the stools will be somewhat loose and frequent and usually after each feed and it is due to a normal reflex called gastrocoloic reflex.
But exclusive breastfeeding is the best method of feeding for your baby till the age of 6 months as it protects against infections and the digestion will be good.
If the loose motions are continuing you can add oral probiotic like lactobaciilus sachet after consulting your doctor.
If the formula feed is unavoidable, make sure the proper hygienic preparation and accurate reconstitution of feeds and feeding technique should be followed.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
It is normal for breast fed babies to pass yellow colored stools several times a day due to gastrocolic reflex.
I suggest you to give EXCLUSIVE BREAST FEEDING till 6 months of age,as breast milk provides all nurtients along with anti infective agents as well.
You can give lactobacillus sachet for 2 to 3 days.

Wishing your baby good health
God bless.
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