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TMI - brown baby poo, please advise!

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Chequers Thu 04-Sep-08 11:18:46

DD is b/f but has been in top-ups since week 2 as lost about 20 per cent of her birth weight. Have got the top-ups down to one bottle a day now, and on Monday she didn't have any top-ups at all. She fed all day yesterday and was really miserable so I gave her a top-up in the evening which seemed to satisfy her. Last night instead of the usual yellow poo it was more brown - sort of a midway between meconium and the usual yellow.

Does this mean anything does anyone know? I think I need to cut down the amount of top-up and wean her more slowly, was it suddenly stopping the top-up on Monday that caused the brown poo do you think, or is it unrelated?


Chequers Thu 04-Sep-08 11:20:12

sorry for bad typing - meant wean her off top-ups more slowly, not wean her!!! She is 3 and a half weeks.

Becky77 Thu 04-Sep-08 11:21:08

Have you changed her top up formula?

LilRedWG Thu 04-Sep-08 11:21:18

If I remember correctly, with DD we had raindow coloured poo. Try not to worry too much.

I'm sure someone more experienced will be along shortly.

Chequers Thu 04-Sep-08 11:28:23

No, still the same formula.

Thanks lilred.

Becky77 Thu 04-Sep-08 11:35:23

SMA made my DD poo dark brown... Some formulas have that effect

Chequers Thu 04-Sep-08 11:41:41

Hmmm, thanks becky. It's Hipp. It's the not having formula that seems to have changed it though, rather than the other way round IYSWIM.

Becky77 Thu 04-Sep-08 11:45:26

Oh right... Id just watch it for a day or two... if she's fully bf it should go back to yellow. It may just be the change thats done it

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