Re: Is my milk making my baby ill?
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on the new baby!
Some questions for you:
- Can you post a complete weight history for us?
- Has baby been not gaining weight right along, or did he gain normally and then stop putting on weight, maybe around the time he came down with the ear infection?
- How long have you been on the chicken/potato/veg diet, and whose suggestion was it? Did they suggest eliminating dairy first, and leaving the rest of your diet alone, or did they suggest a total elimination diet?
- Any blood in his poop?
- Have you seen any allergy symptoms, like excema or hives?
- How many times per day does baby nurse?
- Are you experiencing any oversupply symptoms, like frequent feelings of engorgement or fullness, strong letdown sensations, or lots of leaking?
Green poop and spit-up are symptoms, not problems in and of themselves. Babies can be heavy spitters and green poopers and grow and develop entirely normally- my second baby was that way. Spit-up that occurs in the absence of pain in a baby who is gaining well is a laundry issue, not a health issue. Spit-up that causes pain or is accompanied by poor weight gain is more likely to be reflux. What medication is your baby taking? You may need to change prescriptions if the one your baby is on isn't working for him.
Green poop can be caused by many different things. Illness can cause it. Antibiotics can cause it. Milk oversupply can cause it. And inadequate milk intake can cause it. Based on your baby's pre-formula poop frequency (which was entirely normal, by the way), inadequate milk intake seems unlikely.
Don't switch to formula! There's a very good chance that the problems you're having are solvable.
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