Originally Posted by i0lanthe
I usually check kellymom for breastfed poop info.
What color? When I see green and foamy I am switching sides too often and need to block-feed to cut back on the foremilk and get back to mustard color, but different people have different quirks.
Yes. This. Don't worry too much, you'll figure it out and your baby will be fine. For us, foamy poo (from yellow to green color) meant that my baby wasn't getting enough hindmilk (the fatty milk that comes at the end of the feeding).
For most moms, this means that they're making a TON of milk and you need to nurse on one side/breast for several feedings in a row and then switch to the other side/breast (called block-feeding).
For ME, it meant that I wasn't making fatty enough milk (I tried block feeding and it made things SO much worse...then she wasn't getting enough milk at all, and she was fussy every time she nursed). I needed to up MY fat intake--drink full fat milk, full fat yogurt (if you're not eating dairy, find other sources of fat...avocado, coconut milk, nut butters, meat). I also went on some tea that included fenugreek and blessed thistle, which immediately eliminated the problem (and turned my milk a darker yellow color). I can give you a link to the tea if you're interested.
Chances are, that if you are making lots of milk (your breasts leak, you can see baby gulping hard during a let down, milk puddles at the corners of your baby's mouth) that you're having the first problem, and block feeding will help you. If not, then maybe you're having my problem and you can try upping your fat intake and some blessed thistle.
Good luck! It was really stressful for me for a while, but once we got it figured out, the foamy poops disappeared and she was much less fussy while nursing. You could also try posting this in the breastfeeding board--those gals know their poop!