Originally Posted by MindfulBirth
I just finished taking the CLC exam, so I've got hot, new information for you: There is no such thing as foremilk/hindmilk. Those words are only being used as a TIME reference now. Apparently breastmilk has been found to not be any more creamy or fatty at the end of a feeding than it would be at the beginning. It may be more so for one feeding, but not for the next, and for the third, the level may stay the same throughout the feeding. So trying to get your baby to suck one breast dry and get more hind milk is not going to solve the problem.
They are now saying that the reason behind the green poo is that baby may have a virus.
Well, I can *see* the difference in my milk (just read the thread, I can see I'm not the only one, I mean it's obvious, and when I pump, the "empty boob" bottle is yellow whereas the "too-full boob" bottle is white), and block feeding always worked for me.
However, in the OP's situation, with it starting much later, the question of oversupply is open, because it seems unlikely her supply would suddenly be out of balance.
I would first look at fattening up your milk: after all, your milk could be less fatty if you aren't getting enough leafy greens. You could stir spinach in your scrambled eggs, put blueberries in your oatmeal, etc.
You could have a food intolerance, but I will just speak from my experience, that I'm at most 3/4 European and my baby had green poop and it was NOT milk. I lost a lot of weight doing elimination to get rid of the green poops and got down to the bottom of the weight chart before I gave up.
So to reiterate, I would do the following, in order of the effort it will take to implement it:
-Add leafy greens (spinach, lettuce, chard) to your diet, and more whole milkfats and whole grains like oats. This can't hurt unless you are lactose intolerant, in which case, obviously stick to more greens and oats and the like.
-Block-feed for one hour on each side, increasing to two hours if you don't see a difference after 48 hours.
-Elimination diet: cow dairy (you can try goat's milk), chocolate, caffeine...
Good luck. I had a lot of green poops with my first and I agonized over it so I know where you're coming from. However I do want to say that even though it took forever to solve, she grew well nonetheless and is quite healthy.