+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,041
    Thanks
    854
    Thanked
    112
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Question about my baby's poop and breastfeeding~~~ TMI warning~~~~

    DD is 3 months old and exclusively breastfeed. For the past 3 days her poop has been green. Green like leaves. Not mucusy.
    She is not sick or whingy. Shes still very settled and happy.
    She brestfeeds every 3 hours during the day and every 4~5 hours from 12am onwards. She does wake up hourly between 9pm~11pm for feeds.
    She feeds for about 5 min each time and on one boob only, its enough to fill her up. If shes drained one boob completely and still hungry I will offer the other. Shes currently 100th percentile in her weight and 60th percentile in height. She hasnt lost weight or anything.

    I am not sure what is the cause of her green poop. I did some reading online and it says that it could be because the way shes fed and not getting enough hind milk or shes got a stomach bug or shes sensitive to something I have eaten. I havent changed my diet or the way I feed her and she doesnt seem to be sick. I am not sure if shes getting enough hind milk though because shes only on boob for 5 min max. What can I do to be sure that she has more hind milk? Has your baby had green poop before and what was the issue? Do I need to take her to the doctors?


    Thanks!

  2. #2
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I would leave it if it has only been 3 days and she is otherwise happy.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to headoverfeet For This Useful Post:

    tubster  (27-01-2013)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    28,229
    Thanks
    1,515
    Thanked
    992
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Teething?

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to Hokey Pokey For This Useful Post:

    tubster  (27-01-2013)

  6. #4
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Hokey Pokey View Post
    Teething?
    @3 months? Maybe!

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,377
    Thanks
    820
    Thanked
    1,104
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default Question about my baby's poop and breastfeeding~~~ TMI warning~~~~

    My DS has this occasionally too (he is 11 weeks) - lasts a couple of days then back to normal. He sounds similar to your LO in that he only feeds for a short amount of time on one breast at each feed. However he is a bit of a snacker and feeds every 1.5-2hrs during the day. I wouldn't be overly concerned unless there were signs that LO was sick or uncomfortable.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to sajimum For This Useful Post:

    tubster  (27-01-2013)

  9. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    421
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked
    108
    Reviews
    1
    Sometimes their poo just changes colour... if she hasn't changed behaviour then I wouldn't worry. it'll probably go back to what it was once the weather cools down.

  10. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Tiggermum For This Useful Post:

    headoverfeet  (27-01-2013),tubster  (27-01-2013)


 

Similar Threads

  1. 1yr old poop question..sorry :)
    By preggybelly in forum Toddlers (1 year olds)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-06-2012, 13:42
  2. Breastfed baby on solids - poop question
    By Summerwinter in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-05-2012, 08:20
  3. A breastfeeding question..
    By misho in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: 07-04-2012, 21:34

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
Wendys Music School Melbourne
Wondering about Music Lessons? FREE 30 minute ASSESSMENT. Find out if your child is ready! Piano from age 3 years & Guitar, Singing, Drums, Violin from age 5. Lessons available for all ages. 35+ years experience. Structured program.
Use referral 'bubhub' when booking
featured supporter
Impressionable Kids
Impressionable Kids are Australia's leader in framed children's memorabilia and specialise in framed baby hand and feet sculptures. With franchise locations throughout Australia you can be assured you will receive a quality handmade product with a lifetime warranty on all frames.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!