CausesBy Mayo Clinic staff
- Diet high in green vegetables such as spinach
- Food dyes
- Severe diarrhea
- Not finishing nursing entirely on one side, thus missing some of high-fat content breast milk, which affects the digestion of the milk
- Protein hydrolysate formula (for babies with milk or soy allergy)
- Lack of normal intestinal bacteria in breast-fed infants
- Indomethacin — a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug
- Iron supplements
- Medroxyprogesterone (Depo-Provera), a contraceptive drug
Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.
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