my baby is conpleting 6 months now I started giving uggu for him... he is getting green color stool is it ok

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Green Potty

Occasional green colored poop is quite natural in babies and is not a reason to worry. It could be because of the following reasons:

  • Reaction to iron supplements: The bacteria in the baby's stomach react with the iron the poop color to green. If the intake of the iron supplement by the mother is increased it can influence the iron content of breast milk. Again, if the baby is having iron oral drops.
  • Reaction to vaccination: Some babies pass green poop after getting vaccinated, and the poop color is back to normal after 2-3 days
  • Poor latching: If the baby is not latching properly, he or she ends up in getting more foremilk than hindmilk. This can cause green poop in babies

As long as there is no foul smell in the poop and no foam there is nothing to worry about the colour of your baby's poop. In case, there are other factors along with green colour potty like fever, rash anywhere in the body, baby showing signs of discomfort then you need to show him to the paediatrician. You can also read this blog for more information: Green Potty In Breastfed & Formula Fed Babies - Causes & Coping Strategies

Note: Please check for allergies in your child and his/her medical condition. Please consult with the Doctor in person for physical examination and treatment.

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