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Saturday, March 9th 2013, 9:24pm

green mucus poo (sorry!)

Sorry for the rather unpleasant topic but Lia's poos have gone from mustard yellow to green with loads of sticky mucous in them over the past few days. I read about a possible fore/hind milk imbalance as she is breastfed but also wondered if it's a milk protein intolerance? Any ideas? I have booked her a doctor's appointment on Tuesday to get her checked out but am a little worried I must say as the nappies are rather unpleasant.
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Saturday, March 9th 2013, 9:36pm

I seem to remember Holly suffering with this in SCBU but it was when she was off her feeds for a day or so. They said at the time that poo tends to go that colour if feeds are down. Is she getting enough? Could also be something totally different or nothing at all!
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Sunday, March 10th 2013, 2:01am

Thanks Hayley. She's getting the same number of feeds as before. She chokes and splutters as I have quite an oversupply so the fore milk is always very plentiful! Wondered if that was the issue causing tummy pains etc as she does writhe around a bit when feeding sometimes. For instance just fed her now and she seems almost colicy. not nice to see her like it.
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Sunday, March 10th 2013, 9:34am

Morning Net, have a read of this thread. foremilk-hindmilk imbalance & Poo??
You are right, it can be to do with fore milk/hindmilk imbalance but it's not necessarily a problem. Is she playing latch on/latch off, where she doesnt feed for very long? Are you swapping sides for each feed? How long does she feed on each side, and has that altered? You can try a few tricks to help make sure she stays on each breast long enough to make sure she is getting plenty of higher calorie hind milk. Firstly, check she is latching on properly, difficult I know when she is screaming and you just want to ram a boob in her mouth as quickly as possible, but try and slow her down a bit and make sure she is getting a good mouthful of breast. Try massaging the top of her head whilst she feeds, or the back of her hand. If she latches on, sucks for a bi and then just lies there with your nipple in her mouth, you can try tickling her feet too. A trick I used to use was to go back to the same breast if DD wanted another feed soon after the last one to make sure she drained it properly. Chin up, keep at it and try and get some rest yourself. Being awake and on here at 2am won't last forever.

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Sunday, March 10th 2013, 10:51am

Thanks Mrsjasper. I'm feeding he twice from the same boob to try and make sure she gets the hind milk too. She's good on some Feds and nice and relaxed but on others she fights and writhes around, grunting and groaning like she's in pain. I do have quite an engorgement problem I think as my boobs are sore and rock hard if she hadn't fed for a few hours which means she gets as mouth full of milk and coughs and splutters. I thought by feeding from same side for two feeds that would help as you suggest. I am going to cut dairy out for a few weeks too to see if that helps.
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Sunday, March 10th 2013, 4:54pm

My LO had cows milk protein intolerance but it never manifested itself as funny coloured poo. She was very unsettled all day and used to constantly grown in pain.
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Sunday, March 10th 2013, 8:57pm

How was it diagnosed, Newly Wed?
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Sunday, March 17th 2013, 7:19am

Morning Net, how are things?

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Monday, March 18th 2013, 2:26am

Hi mrsjasper

No change really, still green and a bit smelly. Have given dairy up since Fridays and will see how that goes. My GP was really unhelpful so back to HV clinic tomorrow to make sure she's continued to put on weight (last Mondays she'd put on 9oz in 9 days so that was good) and then back to GP to be pushy parent! She's in pain often trying to poo, was sick a lot yesterday too, second time the sick was yellow which was alarming so something's not quite right. Am also trying to get fore hind milk balance better too as I do have an over supply.

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Monday, March 18th 2013, 12:18pm

I found our GP useless and most GPs are quick to diagnose reflux and know nothing about cows milk protein intolerance (CMPI). I eventually took her privately to a paediatrican who specialises in gastro issues and allergies / intolerances in babies and children. They can't test for CMPI so it is a question of instinct and he sent us off to get a second opinion from another gastro paediatrician before confirming the diagnosis. My LO was put on a special formula where the CMP is already broken so it doesn't cause LO problems when trying to digest it.

I think a lot of babies strain to poo and it is something to do with muscle tone rather than constipation. I remember telling the paediatrican that LO was badly constipated and he told me to come back in a week if she still had not pooed! Apparently straining is not itself something to be concerned above.

As you are in Kent, if you are willing to travel into London I would highly recommend my paediatrician who consults at the Chelsea & Westminster hospital. His website is here: Dr Warren Hyer

I wish you the best of luck in trying to find out what is wrong. I know how terrible it feels to think that there is something wrong with your LO. I spent most of my LO's first 2 years worrying and she has now grown out of all the things I was concerned about.
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Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 6:47pm

Thanks so much. I sent to breastfeeding clinic today and discussed all possible causes. The woman there is consulting her colleagues and is calling me tomorrow but they can refer me to hospital if needs be. She also suspects LO may have silent reflux. We went through cows milk intolerance and fore/hind milk imbalance too. So hopefully we'll get some progress soon. Good news is she's continued to gain weight and was 8.1lb yesterday, a gain of 6oz in a week so at least I know she's absorbing the milk. Also, her nappies are more yellowy green today than full on green. They do stink though, so definitely not normal BF nappies. Thanks again, good to have the name of a consultant. I had treatment at guys hospital so not worried about going to London.
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Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 7:27pm

I also had treatment at Guys!! Did you have Mr K or Mr ET? Love both those guys!
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Wednesday, March 20th 2013, 8:41pm

A fellow Guy's patient! I was very lucky and had NHS funding so no named consultant. Dr Reddy did my ET both times. Mr ET did my hysteroscopy at St Thomas' and he is so lovely. I thought Guy's were amazing although they need to improve the phone system!

HV called back today. Think issue is a mix of silent reflux and possible dairy intolerance. Off to GP to work out next steps. I'll be giving dairy up again soon, best eat my Easter eggs now!
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