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I'm hoping someone can help me figure out what's going on here. My 5-month-old, exclusively breastfed daughter has had normal breastmilk-poop ever since she was born. A week or two ago, she had a several-day bout of watery and/or mucousy stools. They were more frequent than normal, dark-greenish, and foul smelling. She seemed uncomfortable or unhappy for the first day, but after that she seemed to feel fine. I assumed she was fighting off some type of stomach bug, but since she wasn't becoming dehydrated and didn't seem to feel ill, I didn't see any need to go to her doctor. After several days, the foul odor began to improve, and a week later they were back to normal.<br><br>
Now, a week or so later, the bad smell is suddenly back, along with the watery/mucousy consistency and dark green color. I have no idea what might be causing this problem or why it would be coming and going. Has anyone ever experienced something like this with their baby? I should add, she does take one medication for her congenital hypothyroidism, but she's been on it since birth, so that can't be what's causing it.<br><br>
I've already posted this in the life with a babe forum, but I thought it might have something to do with a food she's reacting to in my diet or some other problem with my breastmilk, so I thought I'd better post here too.
 

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I would start a log of what you are eating. It is berry season - alot of babies don't do well with berries, not sure why. Other seasonal foods? How about any vitamins you have started? Caffine? It could be an illness that she is fighting, she didn't quite get over it or she has something else. I don't know about the meds she is on but if it is something that could build up in her system that could be it.
 

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You know, I hadn't been able to think of anything unusual in my diet, but now that you mention it, I had strawberries yesterday, and I <i>think</i> we had a bunch a week or two ago as well. That's a good thought!
 

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Yes, my bets are on the strawberries.<br><br>
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YW <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
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my dds poo smelled different at 5mo too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lurk.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lurk">:
 
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