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    Default Mia! L00k here! (And any othe dairy free BFs)

    So after meeting w/ a LC, it's determined that my Philip is SUPER sensitive to dairy in my diet, INCLUDING red meat. Do you have to watch your diet that closely? I'm just curious.... Also, besides tummy issues, does your LO have any other symptoms of dairy intolerance? Besides blood in the stool, Philip has all other issues. Poor boy! My LC said babies with dairy intolerance will have sensitivity issues later on as toddlers; ie: excema, allergies, asthma, psoriasis, etc. Have you heard of that before? Ironicly, DS2 has bad excema AND asthma. He was dairy intolerant too. Hmmmm :/
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    I hadn't heard about the symptoms later on but that is interesting. So far DD only has the sensitivity to dairy. Oddly enough DS is doing better with it so I'm unsure if he truly is intolerant or just really sensitive to being gassy. When I mentioned cutting dairy to our pediatrician he said that was fine but that dairy intolerance is widely over assumed and that in most kids it doesn't show up until 3-5 years. He only mentioned GI issues vomiting and diarrhea as symptoms. Could yor Los actually be allergic?
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    I guess he could be. I know he def has an intolerance for sure. Before talking to the LC I had a TBSP of cream cheese and the next 2 days were absolutely horrible for him. Unfortunately, I had made sloppy joe for dinner too that day. This week, since being completely cow free, he's a whole new baby! No gas, no rumbling tummy, no rashy face and chest! My baby is happy! I'm glad your DS doesn't seem to have issues much now. Thank goodness! My DS2 wasn't this sensitive at ALL. But, Philip..... whoa.
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    Wow, Philip has a much worse reaction(s) than either of my boys! Both mine it is just tummy related. With Kostas I was able to start phasing dairy back in shortly after 2 months. Marek still seems to have tummy hurts when I have cheese so I'm still dairy free.
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    Poor little Philip. Like Shauna, it's mostly tummy related in this house.

    I did find this article on issues caused by an oversupply of milk from the LLL when I was looking up green poop for breastfed babies and wondered if some of this could be part of the culprit for you too. I know I have an overactive let down, but the other symptoms (eating constantly/not easily satisfied, pulling off or gagging when eating, green poop on occasion) could be supply related. Obviously your boys are sensitive to dairy, but if you also had some oversupply issues, that could be compounding things with all the lactose in foremilk. BFing/breast milk is so complex, sometimes it really amazes me (in a good way).
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    Yeah, I read about that too Mia. Thanks for thinking of me! His poop is really weird. It's the normal bright yellow it should be, but it's very watery and a little mucousy. And no curdles like normal baby poop. It reminds me of watered down finger paint. :/ He DOES choke himself when he BFs, but he's getting better with it too. I almost think when his tummy was hurting that he would nurse frantically b/c he didn't know what else to do. I haven't had leaking or anything like that so I don't *think* my letdown is that powerful.
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    I agree there is defiantly a learning curve with the milk flow and their swallowing. I know I have an overactive let down (though it's improving with the help of that article and only doing one boob per 2-3 hours vs switching) because when he pulls off milk goes EVERYWHERE. It's insane. When I was pumping when we first came home, I'd get 1-2.5 oz just on the 2 min letdown phase of my medela pump. I"m sure it'd be the same now. I appreciate having an oversupply as opposed to not enough milk (have dealt with that before) but it's crazy sometimes!

    I really hope things continue to get easier for you and Philip. BFing troubles can be so tricky and stressful despite how wonderful BFing is.
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