Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Green Baby Poop and Maternal Bonding

Warning... do not read this post if you don't want to hear about poop.

Today we open with a pop quiz.

Question:  What do green baby poop and maternal bonding have in common?

Answer:  Nothing.  It is very difficult for the two to coexist.

Reasoning:  Instead of the brownish-mustard kinda poop that most bf (breast fed) babies have, Brielle has had some very green poops lately.  After doing some research I found out that green poops, from bf babies, are not good.

Green poops = (1) too much formilk/hindmilk (not important terminology unless you are bfing), (2) an allergy to something mom is eating/drinking, or (3) a sign that baby has a virus.  Most importantly, green poops = very fussy baby.  And, it is extremely to bond with a very fussy baby.

We think that she might have either had a virus or maybe she is allergic to the milk that I am drinking... which isn't a far stretch since her brother has a cow's milk intolerance.

So, I cut out milk in my diet starting last Friday.  So far she is much happier.  Poops are greener... and she is smiling and sleeping better... ahem... which means that I am also smiling and sleeping better.

Coming Tomorrow... some of my personal product and book reviews.


SusieQ said...

I had to look up that foremilk/hindmilk stuff as it was new to me.. Interesting! I imagine everything you eat influences the baby milk.. a definite huge responsibility...

Fairy Grandmother said...

FYI today it was brown...light brown. :-)