Re: Diarrhoea- Infection?Lactose Intolerance? Lactose Overlo
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Can you describe the poops that made you worry so much that you took the baby to the doc? Were they green? Bloody? Mucousy? Explosive? Was baby's weight gain normal during the period in which she was exclusively breastfed? Did you feel like you were coping with a milk oversupply?
The reason I ask is that in a baby who is growing normally and is otherwise healthy, weird looking/smelling poops are generally nothing to worry about, and not a reason to switch to formula.
At this point, some weird-looking poops are to be expected. The ochre toothpaste poop is formula. Yellowish-greenish liquidy poop is breastmilk. The foul-smelling part... Well, it could be the formula. Formula poop smells nasty compared to the average breastmilk poop. But if your baby has a lactose overload thing going on, then yucky smells are probably part of that package.
So if your baby still has some sort of lactose overload issue going on, then is that a health problem? As long as your baby isn't suffering from congenital lactose intolerance (which rare and is a real health problem) or other metabolic disorder (see this link: http://kellymom.com/health/baby-heal...e-intolerance/), then the weird poops may be something you just put up with. My second kid struggled with lactose overload from my extremely abundant milk supply, and she had consistently green, occasionally blood-streaked/specked poop from about 3 weeks until around 6 months. But she grew and developed completely normally, no formula needed.
Last edited by @llli*mommal; November 1st, 2012 at 06:40 AM.
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