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Her ped says not to worry about green poo, but I always thought you should. She has had some stomach trouble, but is gaining weight just fine. I broke down and gave her a pacifier to help soothe her during the tummy aches and this has seemed to help with those, but we are still having green poo. Should I worry?

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I can't say for sure what it is in your case, but with DS2 he had green stool because of his dairy allergy/sensitivity.

After I had been completely off of all forms of dairy for about 2 weeks his diapers were no longer green.

It is a very common allergy, but it takes 2-3 weeks to get out of your system (crazy isn't it?!).

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My first guess on green poo is foremilk/hindmilk issues.

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I can't say for sure what it is in your case, but with DS2 he had green stool because of his dairy allergy/sensitivity.

After I had been completely off of all forms of dairy for about 2 weeks his diapers were no longer green.

It is a very common allergy, but it takes 2-3 weeks to get out of your system (crazy isn't it?!).

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When I cut all dairy out of my diet, dd2's poo was no longer green or bubbly.

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My first thought when I read your post is maybe the baby had a bit of jaundice? Two of my daughters had jaundice and when their bodies started to work it out, their poops went green.
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My first guess on green poo is foremilk/hindmilk issues.

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Yep, me too. Try block feeding for a bit and see if that helps. Nothing too "blockish" but just one breast only per feeding should show an improvement.

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I'd also recommend eliminating dairy from both your diets as well as sugar, sugar alternatives (splenda, honey, maple syrup, etc), chocolate, fruit, fruit juices, soda, and tomatoes.

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DD also had green poos from food allergies- milk was the worst of them.

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My first guess on green poo is foremilk/hindmilk issues.

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Same.

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I've been doing block feedings for quite awhile, it's helped alot with her vomiting. She seems more content too, and especially since I gave her a pacifier when I know she is nursing for stomach ache.
I did think of dairy as my older DD is allergic to it, but I only went off of it for a week with no improvement. Maybe, I should try it again. I was really hoping that wouldn't be it.

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I've been doing block feedings for quite awhile, it's helped alot with her vomiting. She seems more content too, and especially since I gave her a pacifier when I know she is nursing for stomach ache.
I did think of dairy as my older DD is allergic to it, but I only went off of it for a week with no improvement. Maybe, I should try it again. I was really hoping that wouldn't be it.
Unfortunately, dairy is a tricky one because it can take a long time to fully leave the system. It can take up to a couple weeks to fully leave your body and then up to a few additional weeks to fully leave baby's body. If you are going to give up dairy to see if it helps I would recommend you buckle down for the long haul and plan to have it out for maybe 2 months just so you really know what you're looking at, yk?

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I've been doing block feedings for quite awhile, it's helped alot with her vomiting.
How long are your blocks? Do you think you might need to increase them?

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nak The blocks are anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes. If she feeds shorter than 10, I put her to the same breast she fed from last time. I have very fast let-down too, but she is getting a handle on that now with a little help from me.

She now hasn't pooed since yesterday morning... barely a stain this morning, and until then not even a streak.

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nak The blocks are anywhere between 10 and 20 minutes. If she feeds shorter than 10, I put her to the same breast she fed from last time. I have very fast let-down too, but she is getting a handle on that now with a little help from me.

She now hasn't pooed since yesterday morning... barely a stain this morning, and until then not even a streak.
Lack of poo is not a worry.

How long do you stay on one side- after the first feed on the right, how long until you go to the left?

We had to go up to blocks of 6 hours a couple of times to get green poo to resolve.

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She feeds every couple of hours. Maybe I'm doing this wrong? She feeds off of one breast per feeding. I burp her, and put her back to the same breast. The next feeding she goes to the other breast, if and only if she fed for a significant amount of time on the other. So, is blocking something else?

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She feeds every couple of hours. Maybe I'm doing this wrong? She feeds off of one breast per feeding. I burp her, and put her back to the same breast. The next feeding she goes to the other breast, if and only if she fed for a significant amount of time on the other. So, is blocking something else?
That's how to start block feeding. Then if the green poo doesn't resolve, do ALL feedings for X amount of time on the same side. So if she nurses again before it's been (2 hours, 3 hours, whatever your current time period is) you go back to the breast she nursed on last.

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