or Connect
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Life With a Baby › Colic/Foremilk-hindmilk imbalance/possible reflux/food intolerance? Or, is Grandma just super paranoid?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Colic/Foremilk-hindmilk imbalance/possible reflux/food intolerance? Or, is Grandma just super... - Page 2

post #21 of 31

It's so nice to hear someone state the facts about elimination diets on this forum.  It's almost always the first go-to around here, even though there's very little evidence they work - without a controlled study, there are really too many unknowns.

 

Sorry for the sidetrack.

post #22 of 31

It was a unique essential oil blend created specifically for baby.  Because each baby is different, and responds to a health condition differently, Nicole, who's the Certified Aromatherapist, creates aromatherapy products specific to that person's body type and emotions.  If you're looking for something more targeted, consulting with her is the way to go.  Cannot recall the essential oils.

post #23 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by rktrump View Post

It's so nice to hear someone state the facts about elimination diets on this forum.  It's almost always the first go-to around here, even though there's very little evidence they work - without a controlled study, there are really too many unknowns.

Sorry for the sidetrack.

You are referring to which post?
post #24 of 31
Thread Starter 

I'm still wondering if there isn't some baby reflux at play, as her gulping noises are getting worse.  Vacs didn't happen last week, so we're keeping the same appointment.  I'll ask more questions then, but I am not a fan of unnecessary medication at this age.  Am I just being silly?  I'm going to keep going with some of the strategies the doctor mentioned.

 

Any definite symptoms of reflux?  She has the "colic", the gulping, and as far as spit-up... she rarely does it, but when she does, it's almost projectile.  This has happened about four times over the past two weeks.

post #25 of 31

Contact that referral I sent you, ask her for her opinion.

post #26 of 31
I had this happen with my son. I have strong letdown/oversupply, and block feeding has been a saving grace. Night nursing and nap nursing also helps as he loves to comfort nurse, so he actually gets hindmilk. I also eliminated milk, cheese and citrus from my diet and that completely reversed his gas issues. Worked for me. I went with try everything and anything until something works. Also, cutting out red meat seems to reduce his gas too.
post #27 of 31

I have concerns about reflux with my 8 week old son as well. They started at about 1 1/2 weeks when my milk really started to come in. He would gulp, pull away during nursing, I would spray all over, he would cry for hours, and had green poops. There wasn't much actual spit-up, but it would sound like he was spitting up. When he did spit up it was projectile. I started block feeding, feeding him smaller meals more often, I tried gripe water and baby gas drops. I also eliminated cruciferous vegetables, onions :(, and tomatoes, and replaced dairy with almond and soy milk.

 

Even though he was crying a lot, he was gaining well. I talked to our pediatrician (who is a great listener) and we decided to continue trying different feeding techniques and watching my diet.

 

The most effective techniques for me have been block feeding and feeding smaller meals.I have had success getting his poops back to yellow with block feeding.

 

With my son I have noticed the following patterns.

1. Some of our worst days are after I have eaten tomatoes, onions, or cruciferous veggies.

2. Other bad days seem to be when my supply amps up. When my son gets ready to go through a growth spurt he nurses a lot. The next day I notice engorgement, spray issues, and I think I end up with a lot of foremilk on these days. My letdown gets stronger and there is a lot more gulping, burping, spitting up, and green poops.

3. I have to give him smaller more frequent meals because if he gorges, a whole lot of it comes back up.

 

Once I found these patterns we have had much more peaceful days. I may not need to do all of the different things I am doing, but frankly I am afraid of dropping them for fear that the screaming days will come back. For me it seems so much easier to change my diet and feeding patterns than walk for hours with an obviously uncomfortable, crying infant. I hope you are able to establish patterns for you. Finally, FWIW I don't remember these problems with my daughter (rose colored glasses wink1.gif.) 
 

post #28 of 31

My ds went through a period of green poops too.  In our case they were definitely due to foremilk/hindmilk inbalance.  He was eating short meals so only getting foremilk.  I began making sure he fed for longer (15+ minutes when he was a newborn) on only one side at a meal.  After a few days he was back to yellow poo.  I think I also had some overactive letdown which made him pull off and fuss while my milk was spraying... he would be gassy too.  The gas was a big problem because he had a hernia and the gas was especially painful for him.  I tried feeding with him propped on pillows a bit above my breast facing slightly down and that helped some.  Though it didn't really resolve till he was 3-4 months old and my milk supply settled down.

post #29 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by pek64 View Post


You are referring to which post?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilyTiger View Post

My daughter was very fussy in the evenings and had a lot of bright green poop (but no mucus) as a newborn.  All of that was perfectly normal.  Foremilk/hindmilk imbalance is a lot less common than people think.  And gassiness in babies is very common and totally normal.

 

The biggest question is whether she's gaining weight and having enough poopy diapers.  It sounds to me like she's just a fussy almost-newborn.  It sounds a lot like my daughter and by 12 weeks she really mellowed and is now the happiest little baby ever.  It doesn't sound like colic because she's consolable. 

 

The only thing I would worry about is the mucuosy poops.  Personally, I wouldn't worry about doing elimination diets at all.  It's important that you're getting adequate nutrition and mother's diet is rarely the culprit, though elimination diets may seem to help because they happen to coincide with a child growing out of fussiness.  I would ask about it at your next appointment, but it doesn't seem to be an urgent problem, IMO. 

 

Sorry, was referring to the 1st response (2nd post) on this topic.  Meant to quote it directly.

post #30 of 31

All the symptoms you describe are overactive letdown.  Gulping, projectile vomiting, colic, mucosy poops, intestinal problems/gassiness.  Read more here for description and solution tips.

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/fast-letdown/

L
aurel

post #31 of 31
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by laurdsed View Post

All the symptoms you describe are overactive letdown.  Gulping, projectile vomiting, colic, mucosy poops, intestinal problems/gassiness.  Read more here for description and solution tips.

http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/fast-letdown/

L
aurel

Thanks for the link.  She doesn't really gulp when nursing, but at other times.  

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Life With a Baby
Mothering › Mothering Forums › Baby › Life With a Baby › Colic/Foremilk-hindmilk imbalance/possible reflux/food intolerance? Or, is Grandma just super paranoid?