Yesterday, 08:16 AM
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby and on making it through the first 8 weeks of nursing!
The first thing to know about spit up and mucousy poop is that both are generally completely normal. The way you know of spit up and mucous indicate a problem is by looking at the baby.
If the baby is generally happy, healthy, gaining weight at a normal pace, developing normally, and has no additional symptoms, spit up and mucous can be ignored. If, on the other hand, the baby is generally miserable, does not seem well, is not gaining and developing normally, and has more symptoms (like bloody poop, evidence of pain, eczema), then mucous and spit-up could be indicators that there is some sort of issue that needs to be addressed.
Since you describe your baby as generally happy and nursing well, my guess is that she's just a baby with some weird poop. And weird poop is kind of par for the course with babies! I see absolutely no reason why you should switch to a hypoallergenic formula. Hypoallergenic formulas are for babies who are clearly sick. Not just fussy or spit-uppy or producing funny-looking poops. We're talking babies who are failing to thrive, babies with erosive eczema, babies who are not growing normally despite eating sufficient quantities of breastmilk or conventional formula. If you're wondering how that could be the case when hypoallergenic formulas are marketed right alongside conventional ones, just look at the price differential. ...