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What causes inconsistencies in stool color?

When my 3 month old son poops it goes up his back. The poop is green color nd kinda runny. He just started doing it on the 3rd of September and he poops everyday now and all of his poops are like this. Then today he pooped a second time and the color of his poop was yellow. Is there something I should be worried about because I am a first time parent and do not know a lot of things.
Fri, 24 Oct 2014
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Hello. I just read through your question. At this age, bowel movements can take many forma and produce different colors. The only color that could potentially be a concern is red. As long as you don't see red and he is otherwise comfortable and gaining appropriate weight, there is no need for concern. You can continue to feed as you have been without worry.
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What causes inconsistencies in stool color?

Hello. I just read through your question. At this age, bowel movements can take many forma and produce different colors. The only color that could potentially be a concern is red. As long as you don t see red and he is otherwise comfortable and gaining appropriate weight, there is no need for concern. You can continue to feed as you have been without worry.