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I am 33 weeks pregnant with #2. DD is 22 months. She has nursed throughout the pregnancy, though is pretty much down to nursing for naps, at night (we cosleep and she nurses throughout the night), and when she's bored. My milk totally disappeared in the second trimester. I know this because she wasn't swallowing, her nighttime diapers would be barely wet (or even dry), and she would wake up extremely thirsty. She also started eating A TON -- crying for food every 5 minutes, etc. -- and this is a kid who refused solids until about 14 months and even when she started eating them, was not enthusiastic.<br><br>
Anyway, about 2 weeks or so ago, she started having much wetter diapers and stopped asking for my water bottle by the bed upon waking. I also noticed a little "mustache" on her sometimes after she'd nurse (not milk-looking, more clear). So, I figured she must be getting colostrum.<br><br>
I noticed about a week ago that she was not eating protein much anymore -- refusing things she usually loves like chicken and other meats. She was eating a TON of fruit and then some vegetables (and she loves bread, just like me <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> ). The last few days, she has pretty much stopped eating solids all together. Today, all she's had is a little leftover pizza for breakfast (my husband fed her while I was sleeping in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes"> ), a piece of string cheese, some (cow's) milk, and water. We went out to dinner and she didn't eat a bite. She nursed quite a bit this afternoon. She is not acting hungry at all -- the only time she's asked for food is when she wanted the string cheese this afternoon.<br><br>
Also, yesterday and today, she has had 2 incredibly soupy, newborn-type poops. She actually had a yucky blowout yesterday -- I can't remember the last time that happened! I don't know if I'd call it diarrhea or not -- she's never had it before -- but it looks a lot like a newborn poop in consistency (though more brown than yellow, and stinky).<br><br>
Has anyone else experienced anything like this? Do you think the colostrum is affecting her appetite? Do you think that's what is causing her weird poops? Should I be concerned? She is acting fine (well, no more of a pill than usual anyway!), so I don't think she's sick or anything. As I said, she has also been eating a TON of fruit lately, so I'm wondering if that is affecting her poop, too. But she didn't even want fruit today.<br><br>
Any thoughts?
 

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waTery poops may bE from alot of fruit or she's teething. i NUrsed my toddler through my pregnancy with her little sister. I can't think of anything that would harm her. Any colostrum would be good for her.
 

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same thing happened with ds towards the end of my pregnancy. and then when my milk came in after dd was born, he wanted to bf all the time and gained a good five lbs in two weeks. he was looking absoloutely rollie pollie :LOL anyhow, yeah, his colostrum poops were absoultely horrible! on the plus side, when dh and i both got horribly sick when i was 39 weeks, ds was fine. so that colostrum did him some good<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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How interesting!<br><br>
I am hoping to nurse through my next pregnancy, so it's nice to read this kind of stuff to know what to expect!
 

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I am glad to read that you experienced this, too, eclipse. I suspected the colostrum had something to do with this, but I was wondering in the back of my mind if she might be getting sick, which would be muy bad since we are about to leave town.<br><br>
It is funny that you mentioned that about your DS gaining weight when your milk came in. DD is tall and slim, and is still comfortably in 18-24 clothes. I have been buying some more summer things lately (summer for us lasts until October), and have been buying 2T because I suspect she is going to fill out a bit when the baby comes!<br><br>
I'm thrilled that she's getting the colostrum, especially since we are going on vacation to Mexico this week and will be in a hotel, where germ exposure is more likely! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Thanks, ladies!
 

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I forgot to add, fourgrtkidos, that you brought up another good point -- she is getting her 2 year molars right now, and I thought that might be a cause of the runny poop, too. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 
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