Re: Explosive green poo, fussy during fe
I wish I could offer help as I'm currently experiencing this with my 7 week old, but here's my experience in case it's helpful -- what's weird for me is that I had ALREADY eliminated dairy a couple of weeks ago and had ALREADY started feeding on one side only around the same time when the fussing and green poo started, so I know it can't be those, and he doesn't have reflux symptoms. So my best guess in my case is that he's going through a growth spurt and is possibly frustrated with a slower letdown or a supply that isn't meeting his needs. Maybe? So I started switching him over to the other side when he fusses if I feel like he's been on the initial side long enough to get hind milk. Also, an LLL leader recently suggested to me that I try doing breast compressions during feeding to help, it might express more milk if he's fussy about a slower letdown.
A lot of times when he gets this way I just take him off if he won't be consoled and DH takes him, and then he's totally not fussy. So maybe it's just general fussiness and he doesn't know what he wants!
First-time mom to Markus, August 17, 2011.