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crunchymom2b 11-15-2012 09:36 PM

why has his pooping habits changed?
DS2 was mostly bottlefed from day 2 as he was in the NICU and just recently began EBF. I was EPing before this so he's only gotten BM except for 2-3 bottles while in the NICU before I could pump enough milk for him. He only got fresh BM, never in the fridge longer than 2 days. Major oversupply so I was able to get a bottles worth from each breast per session if that makes a difference re: foremilk & hindmilk.

The first couple of weeks he would have poop at every diaper change, not a ton but enough. Yellow and seedy. Extremely watery but that was a side effect to why he was in the nursery. After settling in at home he started pooping every 2-3 days, huge poops, dark yellow, runny and seedy. Justlike mustard actually and they SMELLED HORRIBLE! Made me gag :yuck:

We're on day 3 of EBF and he now poops after every feeding, a good amount, a bit darker and sometimes thicker, sometimes runny. Its either runny and seedy or thick and darker. Still has the same smell but nearly as putrid. what gives? Was my expressed milk somehow getting contaminated or why such a big change in him?

Nerissa 11-16-2012 07:38 AM

Re: why has his pooping habits changed?
Sounds like what my DD poop is like. She was pooping all the time for the first 7 weeks. Yellow, seedy, occasionally green (if she didn't get enough hind milk). She poops a lot. It is very runny and thankgoodness for good fitting diapers or it would be all over. I think it is pretty normal. Now she is pooping only once or twice a day.

She is on bottles during the day since I am back to work and her poop was green yesterday so I am wondering if my pumped milk didn't have enough hind milk in it.

She has had some nasty smelling poop too and I wonder if it has anything to do what I ate that day. She is happy, not gassy, and gaining weight so I don't worry to much about it.

Baby poop is weird and there is wide variety of "normal" baby poop especially breastfed.

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