The title says it all! For a couple of days now he's had a scattering of little spots on his face. I think I've read somewhere that it's normal but because he's curretly mixed fed (aiming towards exclusive bf) I would like to be sure it isn't an allergy. Thanks for any comments.
A second question (unrelated and a little tmi) has just occurred to me - sorry to annoy you with it and thanks for any experience: what colour should mixed fed babies' poo be? Is it usual for it to, er, vary?
Hi never thought i'd talk about poo and all that guess thats what being a mum does for you! my dd poo was mustardy colour when she was being breastfed and then changed to dark gren when she was being bottle fed and does vary a lot now all perfectly normal
my babies had the very spotty thing - tiny, tiny spots all over the face, poor things. My breast feeding counsellor told me they were appearing because the baby was getting too much foremilk - so maybe ask an expert (it would have to be an expert, midwives generally don't seem to know this, if my experience is anything to go by) if your positioning is okay. Mine needed a bit of finetuning. They cleared up after a few weeks.
I think (but I'm not sure) that the poo colour may well change if you are mixed feeding... according to what the last feed was. Mustard yellow is what to aim for with exclusive breastfeeding... green when breastfeeding is a sign of problems... believe me, I've been there!!
I've always been led to beleive that a baby's poo colour is kind of dependant on what you've eaten, when breast feeding. But if you are mixed feeding then it will vary depending on which feed it is. iyswim. hth.
green poo while bf isn't necessarily a sign of problems. If it's foamy as well as green it may be a sign that the baby is getting too much foremilk, but if not it may not be a sign of anything in particular. It can appear if they are ill or fighting off a virus tho. If everything else seems ok and it isn't foul-smelling, it probably isn't worth worrying about imo.
Totally, utterly, tediously normal = they are called milk spots and emerge at the exact moment you feel up to going out and showing off your perfect baby! They can take ages to go away as well, but I bet your ds is still cute as cute underneath. I called dd 'Baby Spotty' for ages.