April 13th, 2014, 06:48 PM
Hi, I have an amazing 10 week old baby girl who is EBF. From the beginning I've had OS (coughing/sputtering at breast, frequent spitting up, several bms esp right after feeding, and green mucous stools, leaky boobs soaking through towels when feeding on one side, pumping produces only foremilk (6 oz on one boob). Because of the mucous I've cut out dairy because I read that foremilk/hindmilk imbalance shouldn't cause mucous. Nothing has really changed with diet elimination but I have noticed the switch to yellow poop, less spitting up with block nursing, but she will then have these nurseathons for hours and the green poop is back. Also, I'm never engorged. If I go long without nursing the breast will get hard and painful then just leak like crazy and it's relieved. I haven't been engorged since my milk came in. I do have extremely large breasts though. Just now sure I'm doing it right
1. How to tell if it's an allergy or OS issue. She is congested a lot, had a bad bout of baby acne, no blood in stools (tested at pedis) just green/mucousy poops, not fussy at all, sleeps 6 hours at night and takes 3+ hour naps
2. She mostly nurses in 5 minutes but LOVES to comfort nurse when time to go to sleep. I've read OS babys won't nurse for a long time but she will nurse for hours until she's asleep.
3. Does the comfort nursing hurt the block feeding and supply regulation? It's the only way to get her to sleep
4. She sleeps 6+ hours at night how do I block feed with...