Hi - I'm new to posting to the LLLI forums (though I've lurked and found a lot of great information here previously).
My son Harry is 10 weeks old is breastfeeding exclusively. For the 5 weeks he has had very green/brown liquidy, frothy, poops (in the diaper they kind of look like loose jelly). He is pooping 4-6x every day. I never had this problem with breastfeeding my daughter, who is now 3.
A lactation consultant said the green poops were due to a foremilk-hindmilk issue, and recommended block feeding, with 1 breast per feeding. I've been block feeding for the past month, and it seems to have helped my oversupply issues, but Harry's poops stayed the same.
Two weeks after I started block feeding, at Harry's 2 month appt, my pediatrician said the green poops were most likely due to a dairy allergy. I cut out all dairy 2 weeks ago, even the "hidden" dairy. Though he is less gassy now, my son's diapers are still very green (though less brown), and he is still pooping a lot.
Any tips on what I can do next to help his stomach and fix the poops? I'm not sure what to do. Harry is a happy, mellow baby, and not colicky at all, so I don't think he is in pain. But I can't imagine that it is comfortable for him to have diarrhea all the time. My family thinks I should quit breastfeeding and offer formula, but I'm not ready/willing to do that.