I've read through some of the previous posts, and I can't find a question quite like mine.
My daughter is 4 months old. I used to have an over-active letdown. I followed the advice of only feeding on one side per session, and now the spraying has gone away. I am still feeding just one side per session because she seems to get plenty of milk that way.
I have been back at work for 4 weeks now. My daughter nurses in the morning, then gets three bottles (4-5 ounces each) at daycare. Then she nurses once when we get home in the evening and again before bed. She sleeps through the night.
I pump 2 or 3 times a day at work. I have noticed that I have a LOT of foremilk. It is almost clear when it starts coming out, and I can pump an ounce or more before it really becomes "milky." Is this normal? I am concerned that my daughter might be getting too much foremilk.
She is a happy baby; she doesn't seem fussy or uncomfortable. However, her pooping pattern is weird. She won't poop for 4-5 days, then she will poop 3-4 times a day for a couple of days. When she finally poops after a break, the first one is the consistency of peanut butter. Then she will have two green, loose, runny poops. Then a few normal mustardy poops before she stops for a few days.
Can this pooping pattern be related to getting too much foremilk? She also spits up a lot, and the spit-up is often clear, so I think it's the foremilk. Her doctor doesn't think it's reflux; she is a "happy spitter."
ETA: Forgot to mention that she is ALWAYS gassy! I can't believe how much this baby farts.