It sounds like it certainly can be. It is often the first thing that people eliminate. My dd had an issue (and now has cradle cap at 8 mo which I think is her underlying reaction to my eating dairy though her poop and behavior is normal...we are gearing up to do the GAPS diet as a family in January and I am confident this will help her). She struggled with reflux early on, and reducing chocolate and OJ intake greatly helped. But I still couldn't have dairy, and it persisted for 4 mo with her reacting with discomfort if I trialed it. When I eliminated it around 2 weeks of age, it took a while for it to relieve her. I'm thinking a few weeks. Then, if I trialed it, it affected her but since I only had a little, it wasn't long before she was fine again once I removed it yet again. But having had it for weeks on end before her birth, that intial elimination took a while to get all out of my system. So, since you suspect this and have been off it, I'd keep up with it until things normalize for her. And if you suspect something else, I'd eliminate one thing at a time so you'll know what it was that alleviated her symptoms. But green mucousy poop is not normal poop. It usually means a food issue.
My dd's symptoms were green poop, runny nose, infrequent poop, adult-smelling gas, her poop didn't have that breastfed baby poop smell, and fussiness. When her poops normalize in color and smelled like they should, I knew she was not reacting. And, I wouldn't think virus first at all. She's breastfed, at home a lot (right?) so it's very unlikely she'd be sick.
Originally Posted by neonalee
Can you have OALD without the over supply? I don't know....
I have heard that yes, you can. I actually did this summer. My baby struggled to gain weight well and part of the reason was tongue tie, but I also did not have an over abundant supply but we struggled a lot with forceful letdown.
I used to think people jumped too quickly to diet issues in mom, but considering the increasing prevalence of poor gut health in a lot of people, and the fact that babies get their guts from their mothers, I am not surprised that it is an increasing issue. You can have a poor gut even if you haven't had antibiotics (but especially if you HAVE had antibiotics at any point in your life). I have come to understand too that sometimes, it's really the mother that reacts to something like dairy, and SHE has undigested food proteins leaking into her milk which baby reacts to. In my own life, I am only now noticing minor reactions to overconsumptoin of dairy (even raw) in my own digestive system. Also, I could have butter freely with her when I could not drink milk or kefir (supporting the proteins issue vs lactose intolerance as mentioned above...no protein in butter). So, I am not surprised if this theory is true for my daughter and I. It seems we have both settled to subdued reactions to dairy, but that isn't ok with me to accept as normal for us. Can't wait to see how GAPS will heal both of us.
Edited by CookAMH - 12/5/11 at 7:13pm