DS2 is EBF and is doing a lot of dirty nappies, around ten - twelve a day. He is also very very very windy, always doing a series of mini farts whilst, before and after feeding. DS1 didn't do this so I'm not sure if this is normal. I am not eating any green veg at all, and have tried eating very plain food for a couple of days but this has no impact. Is this normal or should I get it checked? I should add he is putting on weight nicely, above his birth weight etc, doesn't seem to be in pain or discomfort, my main concern is I think he still looks a bit jaundiced but midwife has said he's fine.
Ds was like that and turned out he has a posterior tongue tie, have you checked for that (Beware tongue tie is a bit controversial, some doctors don't believe in posterior tongue tie). You might need to see a lactation consultant. Best to search for good breast feeding support and see what they say as you might have to pay to see a LC. And another tip: Napisan for all those blow-outs! Ds is fine now, didn't get his TT snipped and his feeding improved over time with good support from a lovely NCT peer supporter.
Our LO who is four months now was like this for around the first ten weeks. He had prolonged jaundice and I think it is just the body's way of flushing the jaundice out the system. All gone now and he only poos once every other day. Incidentally we were referred to paediatrics automatically when jaundice hadn't cleared at eight weeks, but the paed said prolonged jaundice is very common in bf babies, they did some tests but it cleared up on its own before the results were in.
My DS2 had this initially, cleared up completely by about 3-4 weeks. He really struggled with weight gain and I wonder in retrospect if he was a bit lactose intolerant and I would try something like colief if it happened again. However, if your baby is gaining weight and happy / not colicky, I would just wait a bit.