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    Default Excessive gas?

    DD2 is a little over 2 months old seems to have a problem with excessive gas(stinky toots) and only pooping about every 3 days. I have oversupply and block feed. She almost never takes both sides.

    Would this be a result of hindmilk/foremilk imbalance or something in my diet?
    Trying to keep up with a busy 3.5 year old Morgan Alexis born 11/5/09 at 6 lbs 5 oz and proud retired 1 year EP'er!

    Nursing our new addition Jordan Catherine born 10/21/12 at 7 lbs 14 oz.

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    Default Re: Excessive gas?

    If you know you have oversupply, then that's almost surely the cause of the gassiness.

    Pooping every 3 days is totally normal at this point. After 6 weeks, a breastfed baby may go as much as a week between poops, and sometimes over a week. When babies poop infrequently, their toots tend to be really stinky, because they're moving past fecal matter that's being digested for longer time periods and isn't smelling quite so fresh.
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    Default Re: Excessive gas?

    Thanks! I have oversupply (400 oz. in the freezer) on one side only which is the side I nurse from most of the time, especially at night. I get the feeling that she is uncomfortable with the gas and would feel better if I could make it go away. Her poops are still yellow when they happen. Should I be nursing more from my weak side so she gets more hindmilk? I go back to work in two weeks which should help with the problem as she will be getting mixed bottles.
    Trying to keep up with a busy 3.5 year old Morgan Alexis born 11/5/09 at 6 lbs 5 oz and proud retired 1 year EP'er!

    Nursing our new addition Jordan Catherine born 10/21/12 at 7 lbs 14 oz.

    Total donated milk so far - 1,368 ounces!

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    Default Re: Excessive gas?

    Are you getting lopsided?
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    Default Re: Excessive gas?

    I'm not really lopsided looking. I know from EPing DD1 that my left naturally produces about 1/2 of my right, and this time it's producing about 3-4x more. So as long as I nurse mostly on my superproducer right they stay the same size. I'm afraid if I nurse more on my weak left side then the right will become uncomfortable.
    Trying to keep up with a busy 3.5 year old Morgan Alexis born 11/5/09 at 6 lbs 5 oz and proud retired 1 year EP'er!

    Nursing our new addition Jordan Catherine born 10/21/12 at 7 lbs 14 oz.

    Total donated milk so far - 1,368 ounces!

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    Default Re: Excessive gas?

    Okay, as long as you are okay with the current situation I wouldn't worry too much about it. I mean, if you used the underproducing side a little more, that might make your LO a little less gassy because the lower producing breast probably would give her less lactose-rich milk. And assuming that the underproducing side is also the smaller side, you might be able to even out the visual lopsidedness by using that breast more. But I see all of this as fairly minor- it sounds like you're doing really well over all!
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    Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"

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