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My partner had our lovely daughter on Feb 1. She's a great nurser but she has green mucousy poo that I'd say is typical foremilk/hindmilk inbalance.<br><br>
My partner has been nursing her on one side only at each session, going for a really deep latch, etc. etc. etc. - pretty much all of the remedies for an inbalance haven't helped. Any ideas?<br><br>
BTW, my partner is taking ibuprofen for pain, iron, and colace. Any idea if these could be the issue?<br><br>
I don't know about weight gain as we have not weighed her. I suspect that she is gaining but slowly.<br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> lisa!<br><br>
green poo can also be a food sensitivity thing. dairy is a common culprit, also wheat/gluten or soy.<br><br>
if it is indeed foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, block feeding is the best solution to ensure she is getting more fatty hindmilk. breast compressions a la dr. jack newman can also help to get the milk through the ducts to the nipple.<br><br>
squirmy babe... more later...<br><br>
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i would really make sure she is gaining well before you start limiting the nursing to one side by doing block feeding. i'm know you know that these first 6 or so weeks are critical to establishing a good supply, and since babe goes through multiple growth spurts during this time and patterns can change quite rapidly, nursing on demand is so important.<br><br>
when you say the block feeding doesn't appear to working, how long has it been since you started the block feeding? i have heard it sometimes takes upwards of a day for it be effective and show up in poop patterns. however, i have no personal experience with block feeding and what you are looking for and supposed to be doing.<br><br>
if it's been more than a day of trying the block feeding and no change in the green poop, i would really explore the food sensitivity arena.<br><br>
also, there was some research i read recently about ibuprofen post birth and some effects on breastfeeding, but now i can't remember what it was or where i read it and what it had to say. will ask my local doula group, as i think it was mentioned there...<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grouphug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="grouphug"> to your FFF! MMF!<br><br>
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I think it is normal for your baby to have green poop! I remember ds having it too, and it was not big deal at all. It will sometimes be green according to what your partner is eating. I found when I ate certain things, ds's poop would be green. This happened for a year or so, so I wouldn't worry at all! I ate all vegetarian, organic, heathy foods, too. Hope that helps!
 
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