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Rubbery, Stringy Poop?

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Hi there,

DD is just over 6 weeks old. I have had a nasty stomach bug the last few days, and I just got over it about a day and a half ago. (Thannk god...) I noticed that for about 4-5 days now, DD has had rubbery, stringy, mucousy poop that sticks to her bum like a film. Not sure what to think, or how to go about solving this. Any thoughts? She's EBF. Could it be foremilk/hindmilk imbalance, or is it something else?

If it is FM/ HM imbalance, what tricks do you all use to help you remember which boob to feed off of next? I'm so bad at remembering...
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I don't know what could be causing it (though I recall dd having stringy-ish poo when younger).


Originally Posted by dutchgal View Post

...what tricks do you all use to help you remember which boob to feed off of next? I'm so bad at remembering...
As far as this goes, I just squeeze.
Whichever breast feels fuller is the side dd needs to eat from. I have, however, heard of women putting a rubber band on their wrist that needs to be fed from and then swapping it to the other wrist after feeding.
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Could it also do with the fact that it coincided with me starting to use Fuzzybunz and Bumgenius diapers with her?
Sometimes mucusy poop like that can be a sign of a food allergy... my friends whose kids have them (dairy especially) had poop that was almost like cervical mucus.
I am currently breastfeeding and my daughter was having a hard time pooping so we got those supositories that our doc said to get and when she finally pooed it was exactly like your describing so I called the doc and she said that I need to quit drinking milk and lower my dairy intake. I did and the poop went back to normal so I agree that its a food alergy to milk..........but my doc say our babies will most likely outgrow this..........and this is why we have to wait till they are one to feed them dairy.
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My baby had that for a few days in a row aroun, oh, I want to say about 2 months old, no changes, no allergies or food sensitivities, I didn't have a cold, etc. It went away on it's own and I didn't worry about it.
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