I posted this under "Breastfeeding Challenges", but thought I might find help here as well....maybe someone here has experienced something similiar:
DD (Grace) is 3 weeks old today, and since my milk came in (on day 2) she has had explosive stools, just once, sometimes twice a day. They are huge, and yellow in color. Originally they were VERY watery, but have thickened a little, but are still liquid and foamy, but bright to dark yellow in color. (Urine output is abundant.)
That first week, I thought maybe her stools were the result of foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, and sto would feed her on the same breast until it felt empty, ilo switching each feeding. It didn't seem to make a difference, except that my supply has diminished so much that she is now on my breast constantly. I don't mind that so much....I know she is trying to bring my supply back up....but her stooling pattern has me concerned.....(At her 10 day check up she had already nearly regained her b/w.
Also, I am taking her for a weight check tomorrow morning at her peds office....while I know this info will be very valuable, I am really nervous they will push me to supplement, and if she isn't gaining appropriately I worry that I would jump the gun and do just that.
Anybody else seen this stool pattern....could it be something in my diet? Or maybe I just don't produce much higher fat milk at all regardless of how I feed her/switch breasts?
& Grace, 3 weeks today!
Do you really feel that your supply has diminished or is she going through the normal growth spurt for this age?
They shouldn't be pushing you to supplement at only 3 weeks as it sounds like her weight gain has had a very normal pattern.