Today, 08:23 AM
can you explain what you mean by 'spotty'?
this age, very frequent stooling is entirely normal. as is yellow stool. and gas
but I would suggest making sure baby is bottle fed this way, as it allows baby to control the feeding more and helps prevent overfeeding, something that often happens with bottles http://www.llli.org/docs/0000000000000001WAB/WAB_Tear_sheet_Toolkit/22_bfabreastfedbaby.pdf
foremilk/hindmilk is how some people (erroneously, imo) explain the normal, subtle and very gradual changes in the fat and lactose content in breastmilk that occurs over the course of a nursing or pumping session. IN other words, there is not two kinds of milk, there is one. In some cases where a mom has overproduction, yes, a baby gets lots of the higher lactose foremilk and in SOME of those cases, this leads to a bit more discomfort with digestion. But this is not a health issue. And the entire idea of foremilk vs. hindmilk is almost always a non issue whether a baby is breast or bottle fed.
However, if you are find that you are very full or engorged before you pump, and do not find your breasts well softened after pumping, there MAY be some issues there. But the most serious issue would not be about foremilk or hindmilk, but whether your pump and or pumping routine is effective or not. It is important both are very effective so that milk removal happens well enough to keep your milk production in good shape and also to prevent the many issues that occur if the breasts...