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4mo EBF with green poos

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Booboostoo Sat 10-Jan-15 11:07:41

DS is EBF, the only other thing he takes is a liquid vit D with fluoride supplement.

From birth to 6wks he did nice, yellow, bitty poos, numerous times a day. At 6wks his habits changed, he now poos once every 2 days and it's always completely liquid, green poo. The paediatrician tells me each time that his system is just adjusting but she has said some very silly things about bf before so I don't trust her 100% on this.

He seems to have had a reaction to eggs three times. Each time I ate two fried eggs and within a few hours he had a red rash, eczema on his forehead and explosive green poos. The paediatrician says he has an allergy to eggs he will probably grow our of and that I should continue eating small amounts of egg as part of other meals. I have avoided eggs on their own and eat a meal cooked with an egg maybe once a week.

Any ideas? Do I ride it out?

The paediatrician is also recommending weaning now (4mo) as she says the 6mo advice is outdated, but I can't find any evidence to support that either. I am in no hurry to wean and happy to do EBF to 6mo and then food just for fun to 1yo (I did that with DD and it worked well).

NoNoNoooooo Sat 10-Jan-15 13:22:08

If I remember rightly my dd greenpoo came when she hadn't properly drained one side before moving to the other side. Too much foremilk I think.

NoNoNoooooo Sat 10-Jan-15 13:22:58

If I remember rightly my dd greenpoo came when she hadn't properly drained one side before moving to the other side. Too much foremilk I think.

NoNoNoooooo Sat 10-Jan-15 13:23:17

If I remember rightly my dd greenpoo came when she hadn't properly drained one side before moving to the other side. Too much foremilk I think.

Booboostoo Sat 10-Jan-15 14:27:40

Thanks. He has different feeding habits, but green poo all the time. Sometimes he feeds from one breast and finishes, sometimes he wants both one after the other and the last week he spends half a day on one breast, refusing the other, and then swaps just when I think I am about to burst.

squizita Sat 10-Jan-15 14:35:08

I am sure someone with more expertise will comment but I have been told that if the baby has no pain and is gaining weight green poo isn't an issue nor a sign of bad health. By liquid do you mean like cream or gravy or water? Because again if it's not water it's OK.

The rash/explosive poo might be a reaction though to the egg. But the rest of the time if he's not unwell it might be one of those things.

Are you in the UK and if so are there other concerns (as you're seeing a pediatrician not a health visitor) which might mean green poo means issues? Also I have never had flouride/vit D offered in the UK, been told to take a vitamin pill suitable for breastfeeding. Didn't think babies should have flouride before weaning.

As I understand it the 6 month weaning is the new advice and it used to be 4 months, not any more. If his tummy can't cope with you eating a fried egg I certainly wouldn't wean yet (again just as a mum with no training!).

Booboostoo Sat 10-Jan-15 14:40:41

Thank you. I am in France where babies are regularly seen by paediatricians rather than HVs, so no other problems. He is a large baby, 75th percentile, and following his curve.

The poo is very loose, from creamy to watery.

Vitamins D is standard here to 2yo, also standard in Greece (I am Greek and gave birth there) to 5yo, so not sure why it's not similar in the UK. The fluoride is supposed to help so comes with the vit D. He was on this when his poo was normal.

tiktok Sat 10-Jan-15 14:42:52

Boohoo, I think you have posted before with stuff from your paed and I have a feeling you are not in the UK.

I think you should think about changing your paed.

Completely liquid green poo every time is very unusual. Suggests the baby is fighting an infection. Healthy babies get over this of course.

Weaning advice internationally is that six months is fine for the majority of healthy babies. It's very strange to suggest it is outdated.

tiktok Sat 10-Jan-15 14:44:19

X posted with your latest post.

If the poo is creamy, and not actually completely liquid, it's on the normal spectrum.

tiktok Sat 10-Jan-15 14:45:57

Advice on fluoride and vitamin d for infants differs in different countries. There are different opinions.

Singsongmama Sat 10-Jan-15 16:07:58

Green poo can be too much fore milk. This happened with EBF ds and we went from offering both sides to one side at a time. My supply adjusted fine and he was full from one side and it meant he was getting fore and hind milk.

Booboostoo Sat 10-Jan-15 18:14:43

Sadly I am in rural France and as it is I have to drive 40 minutes for this experienced doctor! France seems to be very far behind other European countries when it comes to healthcare, despite having an enormous budget for public health. When I was pregnant I had to go abroad for the Harmony test as they didn't even know about it here.

I will ignore the weaning advice and wait to six months.

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