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My 2.5 month old breastfed baby has been having, mucousy

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My 2.5 month old breastfed baby has been having green, mucousy stools with specks of blood.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Greetings,
Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.
Since when is she having those symptoms?
How many times does she pass stool in a day?
Is there any sore in your nipple?
Does she have any other symptom?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's been about 4 days of green mucous- maybe 4-5 per day. Specks of blood just past 36 hours. My nipples aren't really sore- maybe a tiny bit.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
No fever, increased fussiness or other symptoms although she has always had nasal congestion
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for the input.
I have seen the picture.
Cause of blood in the stool can be due to infection.
In infection stool is usually frequent and loose.
It can be green too.
Hunger can cause green stool but you are trying to feed her properly.
Blood usually comes in bacterial infection.
Blood from sore nipple or fissure in anus can cause blood to come with stool.
But along with other symptoms, I would advise to get her examined by doctor.
A stool test needs to be taken.
Fever may not be present always.
I hope this information will be helpful.
If you have any query, please feel free to ask.
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Wish her healthy life.
Regards.