My 6 week old has been on a 1-2 poop a week schedule for about 3 weeks after having previously been on a poop every time he eats schedule.
The color and consistency has been appropriate for a breastfed baby - mustard yellow brown with sesame seed sized/colored flecks in it.
Today however (and while we were out for the day at that) he pooped 7 times. #'s 5 & 6 were green with flecks that were black like he'd ingested pepper (which I know he's not.) #7 was green with brown mucus and a bit of white to it. It almost liked like bird droppings.
He is not in distress and his behavior outside of pooping a lot is not out of the ordinary for him. He has had some lower belly gas, but again this too is not out of the ordinary for him.
The only thing that changed in my diet was I was to start back on the Metformin for my PCOS and as it's a graduated dose I only took one pill yesterday (you build up to the proper dose over a few weeks.) Now Metformin can make me practically live on the toilet, but it didn't today. Per Dr. Hale, its supposed to be safe for breastfeeding mothers, but I am having issues believing that it didn't have an effect on my son.
so - 2 questions here.
1. Is there anyone else here who's got a nursling and is taking Metformin - if so what was the effect on your baby if anything?
2. Should I worry about the black flecks?
I can call the doctor's late night line on this but I'm concerned that the on call might not be too savvy about breastfeeding.