Does the poop color in an EBF baby changes over time? My baby is 5 months old, and it's been almost a month since he stopped having the traditional yellow poop diapers.
Right now he is having green ones. Sometimes green as grass and sometimes dark green ones! He doesn't have diarrhea and looks happy all the time. He is gaining weight and growing normally.
Still I'm a little concerned about it. I have asked my pediatrician about poop color, but she always tells me that as long as it is not white, black or has blood in it, then I shouldn't worry about it, but still I keep wondering if this is really normal.
I have researched online, and it says that it can be an infection, allergies, hind milk imbalance -maybe he is not getting enough hind milk? He sometimes "chokes" when he is eating and it seems to me that he likes a quick and constant milk flow, and he gets desperate when it slows down.
I read it can be related to teething as well, and he is certainly drooling A LOT and ALL the time, so I'm thinking than can be it.
How can I know which one is the cause and if it is something normal or if I should worry about it?
Another question: How can I know if my baby is done eating from each breast? I usually change breasts when he starts fussing after eating in one side, but I'm wondering if he is fussy because he "finished" with the milk in that side, or because he wants a constant flow milk and he is not getting that anymore from the first breast. Sometimes when he is fussing I try to express a little milk with my hand from that breast just to see if I still get some and I usually see drops of more milk coming, but my baby keeps pulling off until I change him to the other breast, then he stops fussing, takes big gulps of milk and eats normally until his done.
Is that the right way to do it?
Thank you for your advice!