+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 35
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,556
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,362
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts

    Default Question for parents of CMPI babies or other intolerances (warning - poo pic!)

    DD had CMPI as a baby, it was horrendous. Reflux, scary poo, pain, screaming for hours...

    DS is 2 weeks old and is much more settled and feeds well (exclusively breast fed), but we have periods on some days when he's unsettled and I start freaking out about reflux and intolerances. Last night it went for 6 hours and by 2am I was convinced it was the same issues all over again. But then today he's been so settled, pretty much just feeding and sleeping. I am terrified, on the verge of tears when he's unsettled, I just don't know if I can cope with going through it all again. Maybe it's just normal newborn crying, I don't know as DD wasn't a 'normal' baby.

    So to my question - his poo ranges from mustard colour like I'd expect for a normal BF baby to a green colour. It's not mucousy like DDs were, just green. Would you take this as a sign of intolerances? Or is this colour normal variation for a BF baby?

    ImageUploadedByThe Bub Hub1407671286.634285.jpg

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,556
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,362
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I think they are coming out that colour, I took that pic just after he'd pooped. Some of his others are much more yellow.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Brisbane, Queensland.
    Posts
    2,001
    Thanks
    260
    Thanked
    529
    Reviews
    4
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I don't know...it looks pretty much like my dd2 who has cmpi. Sorry I know that's not what you want to hear. The dairy would go through my breastmilk so perhaps you are having days with more dairy than others? And the good days you have less dairy in your system so the poo looks normal? Maybe go off dairy for 2 weeks and see if there's any change. Then you would know 100%. It took 2 whole weeks of no dairy - straight or within foods, even milk solids etc in biscuits. So check all labels.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    7,860
    Thanks
    5,068
    Thanked
    4,447
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    How does it smell? I know poop isn't meant to smell nice, but I remember DDs poop smelling horrendous, like off meat.

    I suppose the only sure fire way to tell if it is CMPI, is to eliminate it completely from your diet....?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,556
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,362
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I did the elimination thing with DD but it basically meant I didn't eat at all - I was suffering PND and had a baby that cried for hours on end every day so trying to eat completely dairy & soy free was near impossible. I just didn't have the energy or mental capacity to cook from scratch or carefully analyze labels. As a result I lost a lot of weight quickly and was a mess. DH is adamant that he won't let me go through that again and would rather just put DS on Neocate and be done with it.

    I just wish I could not feel so worried all the time and relax! I hate feeling on edge all the time and so badly just want DS to be a 'normal' baby

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Cue For This Useful Post:

    A-Squared  (10-08-2014)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,556
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,362
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Allie Pallie View Post
    How does it smell? I know poop isn't meant to smell nice, but I remember DDs poop smelling horrendous, like off meat.

    I suppose the only sure fire way to tell if it is CMPI, is to eliminate it completely from your diet....?
    It doesn't really smell like much at all, certainly not a strong or offensive smell.

  8. #7
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    7,860
    Thanks
    5,068
    Thanked
    4,447
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    I did the elimination thing with DD but it basically meant I didn't eat at all - I was suffering PND and had a baby that cried for hours on end every day so trying to eat completely dairy & soy free was near impossible. I just didn't have the energy or mental capacity to cook from scratch or carefully analyze labels. As a result I lost a lot of weight quickly and was a mess. DH is adamant that he won't let me go through that again and would rather just put DS on Neocate and be done with it.

    I just wish I could not feel so worried all the time and relax! I hate feeling on edge all the time and so badly just want DS to be a 'normal' baby



    big big hugs! DD wasn't diagnosed until after 4 months, so I have this huge fear that DS due in 5.5 weeks will be the same.

    I was lucky in that she was okay with soy, so she was on soy formula from then on in and didn't need prescription.

    I didn't want to suggest formula as I wasn't sure where you were at with your feeding, but I agree, do what works for you too. If you're happier and it stops the horrendous screaming a CMPI can bring, then do it.

    How old is your DD now? Has she outgrown it?DD will be 2. In a few weeks and still hasn't

  9. #8
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    7,860
    Thanks
    5,068
    Thanked
    4,447
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 17/4/15100 Posts in a week
    Sorry, meant 2.5 and still is intolerant to CMP

  10. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    5,556
    Thanks
    1,602
    Thanked
    2,362
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    DD was diagnosed at about 3 months and I was worried the whole pregnancy with DS. We kept telling ourselves it'll be easier this time, we know what to look for and what to do blah blah... But in some ways it's harder because I am constantly on the lookout for signs of it and reading into every little thing.

    We successfully trialled DD on dairy just after she turned 1 and gradually introduced more over the following months. She's 3 now and all good, but I still try to avoid giving her too much as I think her tummy gets a little off if she has too much.

  11. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    664
    Thanks
    553
    Thanked
    277
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Poop looks like a variation of normal to me I've had 5 bf babies, seen a lot of different poops and scrutinised a few with similar concerns.

    At two weeks his tummy could be starting to change. Green poop is usually always a sign of too much fore milk. Is he draining just the one breast for each feed or having short feeds on each breast at each nurse?

    I've had 3 gassy babies, 2 of which were reflux and they all seemed to hit a really rough patch with their digestion at 3 weeks.

    Also sometimes if you've been eating a lot of one particular food it can bother them.

    Hope it's nothing more than things settling in.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-04-2014, 18:31
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 18-12-2013, 17:47
  3. Warning against chiro's for babies..
    By VicPark in forum General Child Health Issues
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 30-09-2013, 11:55

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
WaterWipes
Give your babies bottom a gift this Xmas! They are the only wipe made using just water and a drop of grapefruit seed extract and may help avoid nappy rash. Check out the great reviews on bubhub and see our website for more info and availability.
sales & new stuffsee all
True Fairies
True Fairies is the first interactive website where children can engage and speak with a real fairy through the unique webcam fairy portal. Each session is tailored to the child, and is filled with enchantment and magic.
Visit website to find out more!
featured supporter
Hills Swimming Kenthurst
Located in the beautiful suburb of Kenthurst and boasts a heated 25m pool. We conduct world-leading Baby and Parent Classes, Preschool Classes, School Age and Squad Training. Our classes are small, our service personal and our quality of the highest.
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!