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I'm currently doing a total elimination diet. It's been 2 weeks now and nothing has really changed. I'm sticking with it though at least for a month. However I am just wondering what else it could be if it's not allergies? Dd has had green mucousy stools since she was born pretty much. I did figure out she's allergic to corn but that was months ago and it's been taken completely out of my diet. Her poop hasn't looked even a tiny bit better since doing the TED. Any ideas on what else it could be? She never seems uncomfortable at all. No gas, no rumblings in her belly, no spitting up, etc.
 

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i've heard/read that green mucousy poops can result if your baby gets too much foremilk during feedings, and not enough hindmilk. this happens sometimes with my little one because she gets satiated and/or distracted from the feeding before all the good protein-rich & fatty milk comes down. i'm not sure what the solution is but i think the breastfeeding forums on MDC, as well as kellymom.com should have some good ideas about correcting a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. IIRC, one of the solutions is to feed longer on each side - for instance, only let your babe eat off one side at a feeding to make sure the fatty good stuff comes in. or start the next feeding on the side your babe last ate from.<br><br>
hope this helps - good luck. ~isis
 

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Yes, I agree with foremilk-hindmilk imbalance. We have greenish, mucousy poops frequently, and I think (hope) that imbalance is the problem. (It was in the beginning, and I corrected it, but they come back at least once a day.)<br><br>
What I did:<br><br>
Pump/express before each session.<br>
Feed on only one side.<br>
If infant wants to nurse again within 4 hours, feed from the same side. (This can be increased to 6 hours, if necessary.)<br><br>
That pretty much solved it for me. I've gotten away from the protocol in the past month or so. I've been trying to offer both sides during a feeding, and starting on the breast that we ended with the previous session. However, I don't think it's working too well, as he still eats primarily from one side, sometimes refusing the second. Then, I'm left confused as to which side to start with the next time. I end up making the decision by feeling my breasts and going for the one that is fuller. Unfortunately, this too often leaves him with primarily foremilk.
 

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Yes, block feeding should help. Feed on the left side for one feed, then next feed do the left side AGAIN. 3rd feed do right side, 4th feed do right side.
 

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What do I do when she wants more? At almost 6 mos old my milk supply is really established. She always nurses on one side and when the milk stops she switches to the other and drains that side and then she's happy again. She's not a comfort nurser so she won't just hang out and wait for more milk.<br><br>
I'll try it though and see what happens. I think she's going to get mad at me though lol.
 

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nak, nope...or if i do i don't have any of the tell tale signs and neither does she.<br><br>
today i've been feeding one side for as long as she'll do it and when she gets frustrated i switch. i start with the same side again for the next feeding. so i start with the right, start with the right, start with the left, etc. we'll see how that goes!
 

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Have u gottn her poop tested for any kind of infections? My DD had this along with some blood in the initial few months. The ped gave me a kit to collect poop in a tube and return it to them for testing.
 
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