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?
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10-08-2014 20:48 #1
Question for parents of CMPI babies or other intolerances (warning - poo pic!)
10-08-2014 21:03 #2
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.
10-08-2014 21:07 #3
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.
10-08-2014 21:09 #4
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....?
10-08-2014 21:39 #5
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
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10-08-2014 21:47 #7
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
10-08-2014 21:51 #8
Sorry, meant 2.5 and still is intolerant to CMP
10-08-2014 22:37 #9
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.
10-08-2014 22:41 #10
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.
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