Hi everyone. I'm new to posting on this site although I've used it as a resource before. My little one is almost 4 months old and I've been EBF since day 1. Up until about 2-2.5 weeks ago everything was going well. He doubled his birthweight by 3 months and is now a healthy 17.5 pounds. Now, however, we've hit a rough patch. He started having green to yellow green poops and they started losing their seedy consistency. Instead they were more frothy or mucous-like. Doing research I thought that he was getting too much fore milk and not enough hind milk. So I stopped the fenugreek I was on and started offering him only 1 breast at each feeding. Now, his poops are generally back to yellow. But they're explosive (diapers can't contain them), huge, and frothy (sometimes with a little mucous thrown in for good measure). He also has stinky gas sometimes and sometimes gets fussy while nursing.
I called my lactation consultant and she thought my little one has an intolerance to something in my diet, likely dairy. So she suggested that I eliminate dairy for a day or 2 to see if things improve. I'm starting that today.
It seems strange to me that there would be this seemingly rapid food intolerance that developed after 3 months. Has anyone else had this experience? If it was diet related, how long did it take for symptoms to improve in your baby (1-2 days seems pretty short to me)? If anyone has had a similar experience or thoughts on what might be going on, I'd appreciate it. Thank you!