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Old 07-25-2011, 11:16 AM   #1
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green poop in EBF infant

my baby is almost 2 weeks old and for the last 2 days she's had green runny poop instead of the yellow seedy poop she was having.
i'm exclusively breastfeeding her. what could be causing the green poop? is it anything to worry about?

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: green poop in EBF infant

That can be a sign that she is getting too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk. Try block feeding (feeding on the same side twice in a row) to see if getting some more hindmilk (the thicker creamier stuff) helps. It can also be a sign of a food allergy or intolerance (she might be reacting to something you consumed) the most common are dairy and soy.
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:55 AM   #3
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Re: green poop in EBF infant

Are you nursing on demand? Nursing only on one side at a time should help. Because you are still "getting" your supply maybe you could block in 2-3 hours max. Only nurse on that side no matter how many times baby wants to nurse during that time period. Then switch to the other for the next "block". If the other side becomes full pump or express a bit before latching little one on. Please feel free to pm. HTH.
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Old 07-25-2011, 12:09 PM   #4
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Re: green poop in EBF infant

i nurse on demand (usually every 2-4 hours or so depending on if she's asleep)
i nurse on one side until she's done (asleep/pulls off appears satisfied) she usually nurses around 20-30 minutes at a time. if it's a short time that she nurses on one side i'll put her back on that side depending on if the other side is engorged or not.
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Old 07-25-2011, 05:12 PM   #5
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That can be a sign that she is getting too much foremilk and not enough hindmilk. Try block feeding (feeding on the same side twice in a row) to see if getting some more hindmilk (the thicker creamier stuff) helps. It can also be a sign of a food allergy or intolerance (she might be reacting to something you consumed) the most common are dairy and soy.
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