LIFamilies.com - Long Island, NY


RSS
Articles Business Directory Blog Real Estate Community Forum Shop My Family Contests

Log In Chat Index Search Rules Lingo Create Account

Quick navigation:   

Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

Posted By Message

drpepper318
MIR MIR MIR!

Member since 6/07

8274 total posts

Name:
me

Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

DS is 3 weeks old & has been having the usual mustard yellow seedy poop. Today & yesterday his poop has been weird... starting to look green in color & tonight it's been very bright green.

I read this could be from getting too much foremilk & not enough of the fatty milk. The problem is that he's a "snacker"... he only BF's for 5-10 minutes at most & only on one side (he goes at it pretty hard for those minutes but when he's done he's totally done), then pulls off & refuses to open his mouth again no matter what I do (he likes to eat every 45 minutes on average, sometimes even more often, (unless he's in a deep sleep he'll go a few hours between) ... probably because he doesn't eat enough each time).

Anything I can do??? Is this a real problem?? I don't want to go back to exclusive pumping (which I did for my older DS) if I can help it.

Posted 5/21/15 9:05 PM
 
Long Island Weddings
Long Island's Largest Bridal Resource

MrsT809
LIF Adult

Member since 9/09

12167 total posts

Name:

Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

There's nothing wrong with green poop. I wouldn't be concerned about the whole foremilk thing unless he is hay and uncomfortable. You could try block feeding if you're concerned. Dd1 always had green and it was not an issue.

Posted 5/21/15 9:14 PM
 

drpepper318
MIR MIR MIR!

Member since 6/07

8274 total posts

Name:
me

Re: Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

Posted by MrsT809

There's nothing wrong with green poop. I wouldn't be concerned about the whole foremilk thing unless he is hay and uncomfortable. You could try block feeding if you're concerned. Dd1 always had green and it was not an issue.


Thanks!!
what is Block feeding?

Posted 5/21/15 9:15 PM
 

MrsT809
LIF Adult

Member since 9/09

12167 total posts

Name:

Re: Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

Posted by drpepper318

Posted by MrsT809

There's nothing wrong with green poop. I wouldn't be concerned about the whole foremilk thing unless he is hay and uncomfortable. You could try block feeding if you're concerned. Dd1 always had green and it was not an issue.


Thanks!!
what is Block feeding?



You would continue to offer the same side for all feedings for a few hours at a time. Some he feeds frequently you could stock top the right side for 2 or 3 hours and then the left for the next 2 it 3 hours. You can look it up for better info but I know it's good if you have an oversupply. I haven't tried it myself.

Posted 5/21/15 9:20 PM
 

Maybe-Baybe
My Sunshine

Member since 7/12

3415 total posts

Name:
My only Sunshine

Re: Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

DD had that a lot and I was concerned too, but she was gaining weight well. I also supplemented the first 3 months, so maybe that helped? Sorry if I didn't help, just wanted to let you know I went through the same thing.

Posted 5/21/15 9:44 PM
 

ElizaRags35
My 2 Girls

Member since 2/09

20494 total posts

Name:
Me

Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

I believe that when the poop is foamy looking is when there's a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance.

Posted 5/21/15 9:59 PM
 

bunnyluck
LIF Adult

Member since 1/14

3196 total posts

Name:

Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

I think it's caused by too much foremilk. I would wait it out another few days. Otherwise, feed from one breast for a few consecutive feedings then switch. Or pump a little before feeding although that can get annoying.

Posted 5/21/15 11:20 PM
 

tryin4baby3
LIF Toddler

Member since 8/12

425 total posts

Name:

Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

I had that with dd3. she was fine. Just made me nervous because it was different. I did end up offering one breast several times in a row before switching to see if that would help, but honestly, I don't remember whether it did! I just remember she was fine. I also felt like her poop was looser/more baby like for longer than my first two girls, but she's perfectly normal with a healthy system and appetite now, no issues.

Posted 5/22/15 6:26 AM
 

CL2012
LIF Toddler

Member since 1/13

374 total posts

Name:

Re: Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

I think a range of color from orangey/yellow to green is normal for a BF baby. If it's green and mucousy, it could be an indication of a food intolerance (typically dairy and/or soy). My LO frequently had green poops and it wasn't until around 10-11 weeks we then started seeing small amounts of blood in the poop too. He had never been fussy or seemingly uncomfortable. Turns out he was milk/soy protein intolerant and the green poops for weeks before were probably our first clue. Just something to keep in mind

Posted 5/22/15 9:51 AM
 

jessnbrian
Only God knows His plan for us

Member since 4/13

7238 total posts

Name:
Jessica

Re: Breastfeeding Poop-- Bright Green?

Posted by MrsT809

Posted by drpepper318

Posted by MrsT809

There's nothing wrong with green poop. I wouldn't be concerned about the whole foremilk thing unless he is hay and uncomfortable. You could try block feeding if you're concerned. Dd1 always had green and it was not an issue.


Thanks!!
what is Block feeding?



You would continue to offer the same side for all feedings for a few hours at a time. Some he feeds frequently you could stock top the right side for 2 or 3 hours and then the left for the next 2 it 3 hours. You can look it up for better info but I know it's good if you have an oversupply. I haven't tried it myself.



I was just going to suggest this... it helps to increase the good fatty milk the baby drinks.

Posted 5/22/15 10:25 AM
 
 

Potentially Related Topics:

Topic Posted By Started Replies Forum
green tea and breastfeeding? Dee 9/29/11 1 Parenting
Green poop? Pooka 9/26/08 3 Parenting
why is her poop green? Deedlebugs 6/2/08 7 Parenting
Green Poop Theresa05 3/4/08 9 Parenting
Green poop Shawl 1/25/07 2 Parenting
green poop jessbaby 11/24/06 7 Parenting
 
Quick navigation:   
Currently 330247 users on the LIFamilies.com Chat
New Businesses
1 More Rep
Carleton Hall of East Islip
J&A Building Services
LaraMae Health Coaching
Sonic Wellness
Julbaby Photography LLC
Ideal Uniforms
Teresa Geraghty Photography
Camelot Dream Homes
Long Island Wedding Boutique
MB Febus- Rodan & Fields
Camp Harbor
Market America-Shop.com
ACM Basement Waterproofing
Travel Tom

      Follow LIWeddings on Facebook

      Follow LIFamilies on Twitter
Long Island Bridal Shows