A few days ago, my son started having green stools. On Friday, he had one diaper that scared me so badly, I took him to the doctor. It was dark green and mucousy. I called the nurse, and she told me to bring him in that afternoon.
They did a white blood cell count to rule out an infection. It was normal. The doctor said he could do some other tests, but he wanted to rule out some other problems first. He told me to watch it over the next few days.
He hasn't had another stool like that, but he is still having 1 or 2 greenish stools everyday.
I was very concerned about the hindmilk/foremilk imbalance, but he doesn't have any other symptoms (fussiness, etc.) He nurses very well. He'll stay on the first breast anywhere from 15-30 minutes. Depending on how long he took the first breast, he will take the second breast another 10-15 additional minutes. He usually doesn't eat more than 30 minutes total, but sometimes will go 40-45 (rarely).
Should I try to eliminate dairy from my diet to see? Are there any other symptoms that a baby might have that would suggest a dairy allergy? How do I do this elimination diet? My OB told me to take a calcium supplement, which I am doing. What are some foods that I can find calcium if I do cut out dairy? I know to cut out milk, cheese, butter...anything else??