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Old 06-27-2011, 08:26 PM   #1
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Abnormal Poop for a week now, please help!

My DD has been having frequent and abnormal bowel movements for a week now. It's diarrhea, the BMs are very liquid and greeny brown and sometimes she has a very green mucous movement.

- LO is nearly 6 MO and is EBM
- LO got her first two teeth Jun 8, but doesn't seem to be teething now
- no vomit, no signs of dehydration
- having 1-4 bowel movements/day
- no fever, crankiness etc what so ever
- I and LO are taking probiotics 3X per day
- BMs are really smelly, almost sour like
- no changes in my diet at all (I am dairy free too!)
- before this episode LO was stooling 3 times a week
-still having plenty of wet dipes
-haven't changed my nursing style at all, I offer the breast every 2-3 hrs and don't have LO on a schedule
- She is now usually just taking one side and sometimes both

Our physician tells me she doubts it is a tummy bug as normally they are cranky as well too and usually often vomit- which she isn't. She thinks it's because she is nursing too frequently. I don't think I have an oversupply problem, but LO is nursing often (sometimes every 2 hrs) but sometimes for not long at all- just minutes...I was assuming for hydration. I was trying to nurse her often so she wouldn't get dehydrated...but maybe this is causing the issue?

Any ideas? LO seems not to be bothered at all, but of course I am concerned. Should I just try to space out our nursing intervals to 3 hrs to try to help LO get more dessert and less soup? My instinct has been telling me to offer the breast even more to ensure she is hydrated.


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Old 06-27-2011, 08:45 PM   #2
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You don't need to offer ot less. She could be getting too much fore milk. Offer only one side per feeding and if the feeding is not a complete one, more of a snack offer the same side again at the next session. it will help make sure she's getting all the fattyness.
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