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MainlyMaynie Thu 22-Sep-11 18:50:37

DS is 13 weeks and EBF. He still feeds very frequently. Most of his poos are the normal v runny mustardy/seedy type, but he has started having one bright green one most days, usually later in the day.The other 3/4 are still the same. It started when he had cold, so I thought it was that, but it's continued. Should I be worried about too much foremilk? I have oversupply/fast let down, so have been block feeding. He's still quite windy though.

Janoschi Thu 22-Sep-11 19:37:07

Have you been eating spinach? That gives a very dramatic effect!

usingapseudonym Thu 22-Sep-11 20:22:55

Mine was similar and I think it was also due to fast let down/ oversupply (btw I found it ever so easy to collect milk from the "other" boob when feeding and gave that to the milk bank - if you have oversupply it might be worth considering).

We had it a lot but my daughter was fine. I think I did try block feeding but as she was growing ok I tried not to worry too much (after the initial panic/ google that is). I think kellymom is a fairly good bf website but can't remember if it mentions green poo or not.

MainlyMaynie Mon 26-Sep-11 18:29:28

Thanks. I had a tiny bit of spinach over a week ago, so don't think thst can be it.

I think it could be teething related, he's been dribbling and chewing a lot. He's growing fine, too much if anything!

I'm going to look into milk banking, seems a shame to waste it!

hiss42 Mon 26-Sep-11 18:50:48

I asked the midwife yesterday about green poo and she said as long as there isn't blood in it, it will be fine!

tiktok Mon 26-Sep-11 20:38:24

Green poo in a healthy thriving baby is not an issue at all - many babies have this.

organiccarrotcake Mon 26-Sep-11 22:39:16

www.ukamb.org for milk banking smile

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spooktrain Tue 27-Sep-11 16:42:12

I was told it was wind in the tum that oxidises the poo.
DS1 did a spectacular projectile green poo all over my white linen skirt in the baby changing in Ikea once, 'twas one of those glamorous moments indeed

tiktok Tue 27-Sep-11 16:50:36

wind oxydising poo? how would that work? what does it mean? oxydising turns metal rusty! honestly that sounds very odd to me.

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