Baby Poop Questions

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Lalm's picture
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Baby Poop Questions

I hope you don't mind me posting this here, but the Nov'10 board is almost non-existent. Plus, you guys know a lot too Smile

Almost 2 weeks ago Leah had a bout of diarrhea. Normally she would poop once every couple of days and then she started having explosive poops EVERY time she fed day or night. These were poops that went all the way up her back and then became more watery as the days went on. I took her to the doctor and he assumed she had a stomach bug and that it should slow down in a few days and then take about a week to get back to normal. Well she is having more formed stool now, but most of the time it's green and really explosive and it seems to happen almost at every feed or right after. She also seems to be straining really hard when it happens and seems quite uncomfortable. Do you think it's a bug or do you think it could be something else like a milk intolerance or something. Should I take her back to the doctor's?

It doesn't make sense that her bowel habits would all of a sudden change drastically like that. I don't know if it's connected, but I seem to have an increase in my milk supply and have started leaking again.

MrsRiggert's picture
Joined: 11/21/07
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It could have something to do with your increased supply. Since the supply has incrased I would assume she is eating more. My question is, have you been eating something different or taking vitamins or something like that? What about allergies, do you have any seasonal allergies? I don't know for sure if it would be connected but it could be.

If it were milk intolerance I think she would have reflux issues. That being said, if you want to experiment cut ALL dairy out of your diet. It'll take 2-3 weeks for it to be out of your system completely but then you would know if it's a milk issue. If, by that time, she is still having issues then go back to the doc. Also, if her poop starts turning black or red (both signs of blood) or she starts tooking dehydrated (no wet diapers, no tears, chapped lips) then take her back right away.

I hope she starts feeling better soon!

Lalm's picture
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My diet has been the same. I haven't introduced anything new into my diet. I've also questioned whether she has a milk intolerance and thought maybe that was the cause of her eczema. I have thought about eliminating milk from my diet, but my diet is already so limited and that would make it worse. I'm a very picky eater unfortunately.

I did have a really overactive milk supply when she was first born and we had some major nursing issues like explosive green poop, gas, etc due to the build of lactose from my foremilk. I was able to reduce my supply with block feeding and she's been doing well since. Actually now that I think of it, she's probably having the same problems again because of my increased milk supply. Maybe I will try the block feeding again and see if it helps.

AmyJo86268's picture
Joined: 12/08/07
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r u still block nursing to help the hindmilk foremilk problem? I like soy milk and hear almond milk is awesome if you wanted to cut milk. I do that but still eat cheese and foods with milk in them.

Lalm's picture
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I did block nursing for about 2 weeks when she was around 1 month or so. It's been going well since then. The last couple of weeks I've had more milk, milk would spray when she pulled off, and I've been leaking. My milk supply may seem increased lately because I haven't been going to the gym or dieting the last couple of weeks, so maybe when I do my supply is affected quite a bit. I started block nursing yesterday and I do notice the poops are becoming less frequent. I guess we will see in a few days.

My main sources of dairy are milk with cereal, chocolate milk, ice cream, and cheese. I've been avoiding most of it for weight loss purposes, but again the past few weeks I've been eating like crap. Now that I'm getting back on track I will just be having milk with cereal and a bit of cheese infrequently.

I've never tried soy or almond milk. Maybe I will pick some up next time at the grocery store and give it a try.