I have a 1 month old baby who I am ebf. He has been having green, frothy, mucousy, and blood speckled poop for about 2 weeks. Before that, poop was normal-yellow and seedy.
I am baffled as to what it is. Everyone tells me not to worry about it, but I just want everything to be normal. I am still on the fence as to whether it is an imbalance issue or a dairy protein sensitivity..or some type of sensitivity. A lot of people say they hate how everyone talks about imbalance issues and its basically BS.
-Baby was 6 lb 6 oz at birth and currently at 5 weeks weighs 9 lb 1 oz.
-He breastfeeds pretty frequently and usually poops right after. He also has many wet diapers a day...too many to count! But he does not ever choke or pull off the breast. In fact after he empties it he cries while still latched because I am guessing he wants more and does not feel full.
-I went to see a LC who told me that I probably have an undersupply issue based on the fact that at 1 feeding he took in 3 oz. Everyone who I have shared this with says that is a perfect amt and does not indicate a supply issue.
-I took him to pedi..to make a long story short they said it sounds like the protein sensitivity and to cut out all dairy for at least 2 weeks.
-I have been dairy and soy-free for a week and 2 days and he is still having green mucuosy and frothy poop, but I have not seen any blood in the past 2 days.
I was just wondering, can there really be a hindmilk imbalance based on myself and not on an oversupply? I only ask because the last time I had labs drawn my triglycerides were 13!! Which is extremely low. I believe the norm is less than 150 mg/dL..and most people's levels are at least 50.
I am so bothered by the poop issue even though everyone says I shouldn't be. I just wonder if my body just does not store enough fats?? I heard that a true imbalance unrelated to oversupply is extremely rare. I know baby is generally happy (sometimes gassy and fussy) and otherwise thriving. But I just wish I didn't have more issues to think about. Because then I think, well what if it isn't dairy, but an allergy to something else like corn or wheat? I am like scared to eat anything, I am so paranoid =[
I know I am obsessing over this but it truly bothers me and I can't make it not bother me no matter how hard I try.