Today, 07:49 AM
:ita with all the above from MaddieB and Kmrs! I would only add that when you go in to see the pediatrician and the GI doc, I think it will pay to be a VERY cautious consumer of advice regarding dietary eliminations, food intolerances, and poop appearance. Doctors get almost no training in breastfeeding, and even less in what to expect when it comes to the poop of a breastfed infant and how that can look when various factors (e.g., thrush, dietary intolerances, oversupply) are present. Because doctors approach baby poop/mucous/bloody poop with such uninformed preconceptions about what is "normal", it is fairly common for doctors to focus in on what they perceive as "abnormal" poop and suggest fairly drastic interventions, including dietary eliminations and switching to formula. They usually are not thinking "Gee, dietary eliminations and switching to formula carries their own inherent risks." They are just thinking "I will feel better if I can get this weird poop to resolve."
I think the way you decide if weird poops warrant intervention is by looking at the total baby picture.
If the total baby picture is good- baby is gaining and developing normally, and has few additional symptoms of concern- then you take an expectant management approach to poop. That is, you watch and wait. If this get worse, you reconsider making changes to your diet or the baby's diet. Otherwise, you just assume that a baby who appears healthy and normal is healthy and normal, no...