Question by  worker6079 (25)

What should I do about my breastfed baby who has green stool and is lethargic?

Should I go to the doctor?


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If your child is lethargic then you should have been at the doctor a while ago instead of asking this question. Take him to the doctor as soon as you can get in. Green stool doesn't always indicate something bad but any type of lethargy usually means something just isn't right.


Answer by  jane51 (287)

sometimes when babies feed they get sleepy and green colored stools for an infant is not abnornal. Youd need to stimulate the baby to keep him awake call dr as needed


Answer by  Shiji (128)

you should go to the pediatrician if your child has green stool. it may due to digestive problems. loose stool may cause dehydration and may cause serious health problem to baby.


Answer by  Brittney (1095)

The fact that the baby is lethargic is more concerning than the baby having green stool. You need to take the baby to his/her doctor, or to the local emergency room as soon as you can. Make sure that you write down any medications that you took, and the things that you ate. These things are in your milk.


Answer by  Rose (6804)

Anytime your infant is lathargic you should consult with your doctor or the emergency room if it is after hours.


Answer by  AJ93 (182)

While it is normal for breastfed babies to have yellowish or even greenish stools, the lethargy is a concern. Don't waste time getting to the doctor, especially if the baby has a fever or other symptoms.

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