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    Default Re: Mucus/Foul Odor in Diapers

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Hellchick View Post
    Gamom, I've been experiencing the green smelly, mucousy poops for over a week now with my 8 week old LO, and I've been pulling my hair out trying to find the solution. Just wanted to say thanks for posting such detailed experiences in trying to solve this, it's helping me figure out what to do!
    No problem...I wouldn't want anyone going through what I am experiencing! The hardest part is that it could be several different things. My advice...start now, and go to an IBCLC first. Work your way from the bottom to the top. Starting with the simplest issues will be the easiest and could save you a bunch of unnecessary steps. I would really hate to have changed my diet unnecessarily and caused my supply to drop because of this. So as I said above, I am changing up the nursing issues first. This could resolve LO's issues or it may not. Regardless, it will definitely lessen the severity, and we can continue on working from there. Also, you will read several conflicting bits of information (mine included!) so try to speak with a professional first rather than taking things into your own hands, like I attempted to do. I am also trying to find a pediatrician who not only supports BF but also is FAMILIAR with it! Lots of luck to you, and I'll try to keep this thread updated for you so hopefully things will improve rapidly for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*Hellchick View Post
    Oh! One question, though: I thought for an OALD/oversupply issue the diapers are frothy, not mucousy? Or can mucous happen with that?
    Not sure...that is why I was asking. My understanding from what I read is they can be frothy, and some can be mucousy. Conflicting info out there! Here's the thing...from what I've read...not an expert now...but what I've read is sometimes infants can suffer from a temporary form of lactose intolerance. Basically their bodies produce lactase which breaks down lactose. Lactose is in great abundance in fore milk. If a baby is only suckling a lot of fore milk and not reaching the hind milk, sometimes their little systems can be overloaded and they may not have enough lactase to break it all down. Thus, the issues. Also, things like antibiotics, illness, diarrhea, etc. can reduce the amount of lactase being produced and once the gut is healed, it will return to more normal levels. Hope this makes sense.

    That's why I would still see an LC. There's a really good chance you LO may just need to have some help with proper latching and nursing issues versus an allergy or intolerance. If these changes make a difference, then you won't have to go the route of figuring out further issues. If they don't change, then you know to move onto the next step. Your LO one is still small and learning how to nurse, so this may be the only issue! Crossing my fingers this is the case for you!

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    DD seems already happier and content this morning. Nursing went much better and faster! We'll see how the rest of today goes!

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    Well, the better latching is doing so much already! DD2 seems much happier and is cooing constantly. She has had a few mucous diapers and some greenness; however, they are becoming fewer. Still no curds in the stool, but I can tell she's gaining weight quickly again, and she's nursing SO much better. Feedings aren't taking nearly as long, and I have noticed that my milk is looking much creamier. Guess she really just wasn't "emptying" me as well as she could have. I did increase my calorie intake and my water intake which apparently is also helping my supply. I am also not letting her sleep through the night anymore. I wake her up at least once (sometimes twice) during the night for eating, and we both seem to feel so much better in the mornings, too. I guess I am just super sensitive to supply/demand issues. I am still monitoring everything, so we'll see if the diapers totally clear up or not, but at least they have improved. I am still avoiding as much dairy as I can, and I am going to see about slowly reintroducing it and see how she responds, but not for now. She is still very gassy, but she's not screaming in pain like she was, thankfully. That's so hard to watch!!

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    Congrats on all your success! Sorry to see that you've had so much to deal with. My LO outgrew his dairy allergy, but it was hard to get through at first. What also helped his tummy was starting him on a probiotic. I used the dairy free brand called Culturelle. HTH!
    SAHM to all my boys

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    Hunter 2/9/10- made it through our dairy allergy!
    and loving from afar, my DSS Kaleb 3/30/97

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*christinao View Post
    Congrats on all your success! Sorry to see that you've had so much to deal with. My LO outgrew his dairy allergy, but it was hard to get through at first. What also helped his tummy was starting him on a probiotic. I used the dairy free brand called Culturelle. HTH!
    I am very curious about trying a probiotic! I know when I started on one a few years back, I felt SO much better. I could tell a huge difference in about two days. I didn't know that infants could even have that, and have actually avoided taking any myself because I wasn't sure if it was safe or not! Thanks for the info...that makes me feel much better! And yes, the dairy thing is hard, but I am finally finding some ways around it. The hardest part is reading the labels for the hidden dairy, but I am finally getting the hang of it. Thank you for the encouragement. I've had quite a few family members act like I am nuts for not quitting and giving her formula. Even if I explain to them that continuing BF and changing my diet is way better for her, they don't seem to believe me. Not to mention if anyone has cooked, when I ask to read the ingredients to check for dairy, they are all like, "Oh, it just has a little bit of milk in it. Not enough to do anything." Um, hello, you wouldn't say that about a peanut allergy! I think they just don't believe me and that I am taking this too far, but I gotta trust my mommy instinct! How old was your LO when he outgrew his allergy? And did you have to delay introducing solids?

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    We introduced dairy again at 12 months and luckily didn't see any adverse reaction. We didn't have to delay solids at all. He's been eating table food since 7 mnths!

    I sometimes feel like the probiotic nazi, but I swear it has done wonders. I still give Hunter one everyday because he has so much drool from teething and it was causing diarrhea. I love the one I mentioned. It comes in a powder form so that you can easily add it to BM or juice.
    SAHM to all my boys

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    Isaiah 7/11/00
    Hunter 2/9/10- made it through our dairy allergy!
    and loving from afar, my DSS Kaleb 3/30/97

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    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*christinao View Post
    We introduced dairy again at 12 months and luckily didn't see any adverse reaction. We didn't have to delay solids at all. He's been eating table food since 7 mnths!

    I sometimes feel like the probiotic nazi, but I swear it has done wonders. I still give Hunter one everyday because he has so much drool from teething and it was causing diarrhea. I love the one I mentioned. It comes in a powder form so that you can easily add it to BM or juice.
    That sounds great! Thank you so much for the information. DD2's pediatricians just don't know enough about BF to be much help, and the LC has been a great help in the latching issues, but I don't have anyone to turn to for the possible GI/allergy issues (YET). I am going to see if I can get a referal for a GI specialist and allergist, if I see things don't improve soon. Thank you again!!!

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    Well, DD2 is doing better, but she definitely has a dairy allergy. Not sure if she is allergic/intolerant to anything else, but after much trial and error, I have definitely discovered dairy to be a HUGE culprit. I sure hope she outgrows this for her sake. I feel badly when I get discouraged and then comfort myself by thinking, "Hey, I'll eventually get to enjoy dairy again." I feel badly because I worry she won't ever get to enjoy it. I worry that she'll be the kid everyone is afraid to feed stuff to lest they harm her. I don't want her to feel left out while other kids get to enjoy things. Perhaps, I am over thinking this as so many kids outgrow this. Guess I am just tired and a bit hormonal (still can't believe the hormone shifts I am still having!)

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    Default Re: Mucus/Foul Odor in Diapers

    Gamom, I don't know anything about children outgrowing dairy allergies, but I do know many familes who have to live with diet restrictions. It's rather comical when we all get together and we have the gluten free and the soy free and the dairy free all trying to figure out a child friendly menu. I serve lots of carrots.
    You miss dairy because you have enjoyed dairy all your life. If your child never has dairy, she is unlikely to miss it-especially if it makes her ill!
    Food allergies and sensitivities mean some extra work for mom, but over time protecting your child's diet will become second nature. So no matter what, It will be OK!

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