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Old 01-01-2013, 08:56 AM   #1
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Need help... maybe dairy allergy?

My EBF baby is going to be 8 weeks old this Friday. He nurses like a champ every 2-3 hours and is starting to sleep 4-5 hour stretches at night after cluster feeding in the evening.

For the last 2 weeks his poop has been green and smelly. He has hiccups a lot and spits up at every other feeding or so. But otherwise he seems happy, not fussy, and is gaining well. At first I thought it was a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, so I've been block feeding the last 5-6 days. It does not seem to be helping. I've been switching boobs every 3-4 hours, should I go longer before switching sides?

Also, how do I tell if it is a milk allergy and not just an imbalance? I do eat a lot of dairy, but never had an issue with my daughter. We keep kosher and tend not to eat a lot of meat, so I will have to change my diet significantly. Do I start an elimination diet, and if so, how long? Anything else it could be an allergy to? Could it have 'just appeared' as an allergy all of a sudden? It seems like the first 6 weeks everything was great. I go back to work full time in 2 weeks, so I need to get this under control!
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