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blw and greenish slimy poo

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attethersend Sat 20-Aug-11 21:50:28

DS2 is 7 months and we've been doing blw for the last month. We did blw with DS1 and are pretty much doing the same as last time. However, for the last few days he's been producing lots of slimy mucusy greenish poo. It's accompanied by lots of grunting, but he doesn't seem particularly unwell most of the time, though at the moment he's screaming his head off and has been for some time.

I spoke to the health visitor about it and was told it's probably because we're doing blw and he's getting too much fibre. I can't quite understand how that would be, as, as far as I can tell blw doesn't involve giving different foods from pureeing, just not mushing them up, but is she right, and if so what do I do about it?

Anyone have any experience of this. He is mostly having fruit, steamed veg, toast, rice cakes, the odd stick of cheese or piece of meat, and although he seems to enjoy chomping on things and is clearly swallowing some, he's not exactly guzzling down loads of solids yet, as you'd imagine after only 3-4 weeks.

TimeWasting Sat 20-Aug-11 21:54:05

HV arse-talking obv. It could well be totally unrelated to the blw. Just a tummy bug. Has his milk intake changed much?

attethersend Sat 20-Aug-11 21:57:55

That's what I thought - don't know why I asked her really. He's still feeding pretty much as before, though more over night but that might in part be comfort feeding because we've just moved him into a new cot and he's not used to it yet.

TheGhostNotMe Sat 20-Aug-11 21:58:04

Slimy mucusy greeny poo is what my son gets when he has too much dairy produce as he has a lactose intollerance. Are you BF? Have you introduced cows milk or formula recently? Or yogurts or cheese?

Doubt its BLW!

TimeWasting Sat 20-Aug-11 22:02:50

I'm a bit biased as I'm on a very anti-dairy kick atm, but cutting the cheese etc. for a bit and seeing if it makes a difference might well be worth a go.

MrsShrekTheThird Sat 20-Aug-11 22:10:05

my experience of green slimy poo was all down to ds1 being allergic to cows milk and all cow-related foods... imho HVs know bugger all.
See GP/get referral to allergies paed or allergy nurse / see dietician. All far more use than a HV. Fibre's got nothing to do with it IME - have you introduced cheese and yogurt etc? Some children are just intolerant and it takes time for their guts to 'mature', others are allergic. Are there any signs of eczema or rashes? (this isn't necessarily the case. It's just another possible marker if it's dairy or other food group allergy/intolerance) Would honestly recommend you keep a diary of input and, err, output (sorry! - but it's your evidence, so to speak)
good luck smile

attethersend Sat 20-Aug-11 22:11:27

I am BF, yes. Dairy is a thought, but actually, just by coincidence I don't think he had any today and it seems worse if anything. I guess I'll try cutting things out one at a time and see if it makes any difference. His teeth are clearly bothering him at the moment. Could it be teething-related? I've heard people say that can affect their poo.

HarrietJones Sat 20-Aug-11 22:25:37

Interesting thread. Dd3 has had green slimy (sometimes) poo almost every morning since weaning. We are BLW too.
We put it down to all the fruit & veg.

Sometimes she has a second or third poo which isn't green. Today she had 4 that were but lots of blackberries yesterday.

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