Our little girl has had some big problems with green poo and poor wieght gain. I decided it could be food alergies and have gone on a very restricted diet. Saw dramatic impovements in a week. I'm on my second week now and am adding foods back in. I'm waiting for a while to add the ikely culprits like milk and soy but we already suspect bannanas might be a problem. I'm new to all this and still working it out so would love to hear from other mums who have had simmilar problems.
Have you seen a doc? Are you sure it's a reaction to your diet? I would seek medical advice about the green poo and poor weight gain, because there could be other causes. If you modify your diet you could affect your milk supply too.
As I say the improvement is obvious. Her poo has never been normal, mucus, green, foamy and specks of blood. After a week of the diet she has mustard colored poo with almost no mucus and she is a much happier baby and already gaining weight better. I was a bit worried about milk supply but I figured as the only alternative I'd been offered for poor weight gain was to supliment with formula that it was worth to try diet first and I could always stop the diet if it became a problem. I ate only rice (with olive oil and salt) for a week and supply is fine. I haven't spoken to a doc about food allergies yet, I will but I'm not sure how much help they will be. The best way for them to know is by trying an ellimination diet and seeing if there is improvement anyway. I realize eating rice is not a long term solution but I am working on building back up to a balanced diet. To be honest its a mayjor relief because the next step was testing for cystic fibrosis and it's looking like we wont need to now.
Why do you suspect an allergy to bananas? I BF DS who is gluten and cow's milk intolerant. I am intolerant to both too, and have been for years. I found when I first was BFing, we also couldn't handle fructose. It gave both DS and me terrible tummy cramps and wind. We grew out of that at some stage between 3 and 12 months. Yay - I missed fruit juice in the morning!!
Make sure you keep up your water intake to help with your milk supply. Maybe look up the FODMAP diet to guide you on your elimination diet. I am not that much help with advice as DS didn't have any symptoms until we started solids. So it was pretty obvious to me what to take out of his diet.
Just do what is best for you and baby. If you are worried about your own nutrition remember to take a prenatal/breastfeeding multivitamin.
Thanks for the reply. I'm not sure about bannanas but I've been adding food to my diet one at a time. Since I started the diet she has turned into a happy gurgling baby and poo had turned normal. The day I started eating bannanas she was gassy and miserable and the next day the specks of blood were back in her poo. Its not enough to prove anything, after just one day, but its enough for me to avoid bannanas for a while and will test them again in the future. For now I want to concentrate on building up her weight a bit before I try the foods that are most likely to be the problem.
No, no dairy for over two weeks now. I literally just ate rice for the first week. The result was amazing though, well worth it. Now I'm adding things back one at a time. I haven't tried dairy again yet, I'm leaving that one to test a bit later but I suspect there are several foods that cause a problem, not just dairy.
I had the green poop and never did work out the cause. That was untill LO started eating solids and is clearly allergic to eggs. That's when I remembered that I was so excited to be able to eat runny eggs again I went a bit mad on them after having DD........Suddenly the green poop makes sense all of a sudden x
If she is 10 week old (going by your signature) the green poo could actually be that she is emptying your breast, and block feeding may be in order, to help her empty a breast before going to the next one. Green poo in newborns is common, I don't think we stopped having random green poos until sometime around 4-6 months.
Can be caused from to much fore milk and not enough hind milk.
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