Re: how do you know if your LO is having issues with your mi
Breastfed baby poop is always loose. Think watery yogurt consistency, maybe mixed with a little cottage cheese. It's very normal for it to shoot right out of the back of the diaper- though often that means it's time to move up a size.
If a baby is having a problem with your milk or something in your milk, you may observe:
- Failure to gain adequate weight
- Poops which are consistently green, watery, mucousy, scanty
- Poops which contain blood
- Baby does not poop enough
Only failure to gain weight or large amounts of blood in a baby's stool (not streaks or specks) indicate really worrisome health problems. When weight gain is good, all other poop concerns are secondary.
Screaming and fussiness have so many causes that they are unlikely to be related to your milk or anything in it.
ETA: if you see anything on the list above which matches what you're seeing in baby's diapers, let us know, and we'll see if we can help you figure out what the cause may be.
Last edited by @llli*mommal; July 10th, 2012 at 04:14 PM.
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