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I've worked with a LC on a possible foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, which didn't help things, so I've recently been DF and SF (off and on for weeks, but very serious about it--even removed anything with "possible" or trace amounts---for 2 weeks) and am seeing no improvements. I was encouraged by one yellow, normal diaper last week, but have since been back to nothing but greenish, watery, sometimes mucousy diapers, without many seeds.
So the lack of seeds in DS' poop has me thinking (and bear with me if this is a totally out-there thought), could the "right" amount of hindmilk simply be absent in my breast milk? And can the fat a nursing mother eats in her diet affect her milk?
When I was working with the LC, she suggested that I pump or hand express a bit of milk before latching baby on. When I did that, the milk I pumped that was suspected to be so full of foremilk was actually pretty creamy. So she didn't think that was the source of the problem, and rather moved on to altering my diet, but we're so far not seeing any improvements.
Now I'm back to suspecting the whole foremilk/hindmilk balance. I'm concerned about the gassiness of DS, the green/watery/mucousy diapers, but this lack of seediness has me wondering.