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pooh advice !!

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spud28 Fri 22-Jul-11 21:41:37

Here I am again looking for some more pooh advice !! A few weeks ago I was looking for advice for the lack of pooh action from my little man, well last time I saw the health visitor I asked for advice, she said not to worry and that some babies will go a week to 10 days with no movement and suggested a oz or 2 of cooled boiled water a day as I am combination feeding. He is still only going once every 4 days and we do have some horrible straining noises the day prior to pooh action and he has terrible wind ! The last two poohs he has had ( now 10wks old and gaining weight nicely ) have been thick like peanutbutter and dark green in colour ! I have read this is normal and can be due to hind/foremilk inbalance or to much iron. He currently has 3 5oz breast bottles a day and the rest comfort aptimal (the health visitor recommended the switch to comfort ) so do i stop with the express bottles ? or try a different formula ? I will ofcourse ask the health visitor just wanted to know if any of you lovely people have any advice for a paniced ftm !

RitaMorgan Fri 22-Jul-11 23:04:02

Possibly a reaction to cow's milk?

Seona1973 Sat 23-Jul-11 08:16:08

aptamil comfort can cause green poo and wind. From aptamil website:

Aptamil Comfort may affect your baby differently to other milks you have used. For instance, after you first start using it, you might notice your baby has increased wind and/or stools that are loose and greenish in colour. These effects are harmless and are a sign that your baby’s digestive system is getting used to the milk. If you have any concerns, our Careline team are here to help – just get in touch on 08457 623 628 (Monday to Friday 8am-8pm) or via Live Chat, our instant online messaging service (Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

spud28 Sat 23-Jul-11 08:35:25

ah thank you seona, put my mind at rest. I will keep an eye on it and see if it improves smile

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