Re: Need help please!!!
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The most likely explanation for your baby's behavior is that she's really, really young. At this age, babies have no idea what to do about their frustrations- aside from screaming, that is. And everything is frustrating for them. Hunger. Latching on. Being cold orot. Gas. Needing to poop. The sensation of a wet diaper. Getting to sleep. Waking up. Until 2 weeks ago, your baby was held and fed constantly. She never had to eat or poop or fart. Her environment was amazingly comfortable and familiar. Now, everything has changed! So give her time to learn how to handle these frustrations.
That being said, green poop and severe fussiness point to a few different possibilities, the most likely of which is oversupply. When a mom's milk first comes in, it tends to be really abundant and flow really fast, which can make the baby struggle at the breast. Also, because the milk is so abundant, the baby tends to consume a lot of lactose (milk sugar), which can cause gas and green poops. So, questions for you- are you observing any of the following:
- frequent feelings of fullness or engorgement
- lots of leaking
- milk streaming or squirting from the breast when the baby pulls off
- baby coughing/choking/gagging or making a clicking/clucking noise while nursing
- baby feeding rapidly, perhaps in 10 minutes or less
Finally, how does nursing feel? And are you pumping at all? How often does your baby nurse in a 24-hour period? And how has wet/poopy diaper output been? Has baby regained her birthweight yet?
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