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    Default getting too much foremilk?

    Okay so it seems every day I have a new worry. But my baby, 2 weeks old, seems to have been nursing great. But all day today her poops have been green! They are still seedy and looking like the yellow ones, but now they are green. I read that it could mean she's getting too much foremilk?? She only stays on one side for about 10 minutes, but I know as soon as she starts sucking she is getting milk because it is leaking all over her face. After 10 minutes she usually comes off, and then she seems hungry again in a few minutes so I give her the other side. Should I put her back on the same side to make sure she's getting hindmilk?

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    Default Re: getting too much foremilk?

    With one day of green poops, I wouldn't worry about it. If it continues, you can try putting her back on the first breast, but she'll let you know if that's not what she wants. http://www.drjaygordon.com/developme...ricks/poop.asp Here's a good link that should put your mind at ease.

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    Default Re: getting too much foremilk?

    My pediatrician told me green poop is OK for a breastfed baby.

    My LO had green poop for the longest time. Now my milk has balanced out (I had way too much in the beginning) and his poops are yellow, with the occassional green. But I wouldn't worry if I were you.

    Is she fussy, like gassy?
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    Default Re: getting too much foremilk?

    Thank you so much for the reassurance! She is actually not fussy at all. She is content most of the time. Every day we have one 3 hour period of fussiness but calms easily when I nurse her. Thanks again!!

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    Default Re: getting too much foremilk?

    If your breast doesn't feel empty when she pulls off, then you could try putting her back on the same side to feed. If there's no milk left, it will become quickly apparent and you can just switch sides
    Andrea - mama to Laith 02.20.07 and Sommer 01.21.11
    'Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.' - Noam Chomsky

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