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Registered: 01-05-2009
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 9:17pm
So my DD has been having runny green mucus stools for about 10 days well we went back to the dr. today for the second time and they think it is a lactose intolerance.....
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Registered: 06-10-2008
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 9:22pm

How old is the baby?

Any chance you're dealing with oversupply/overactive letdown?

If dairy is indeed the issue, why would you need to switch to formula? Why couldn't you just eliminate dairy from your diet? We have several moms who've eliminated dairy and it's made a big difference and is actually very doable.

Sweetie, it seems like you're really upset. I really do NOT think you need to give up nursing at all. Was that the dr's only suggestion? Did he suggest having a consult with a lactation consultant at all? Hang in there and we can work together to figure this out.

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Registered: 07-25-2006
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 9:37pm
((HUGS)) mama! ITA w/ Dana that there are definitely things to try before going to formula. Do get back to us with the answers to the questions we've posted and hang in there!


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Registered: 01-22-2006
Mon, 07-27-2009 - 10:00pm

How old is your baby? If this is a sudden change to an older infant, I would vote more for virus than allergy. Did you recently introduce new foods to your or her diet? Was she recently sick?

A lot of things can cause green stool, including illness, allergy, and oversupply, so it is hard to diagnose immediately.

I am very confused why they would tell you to quit nursing. For one thing, if it is in fact an allergy to dairy, there is a strong chance she would be allergic to soy as well, so that is not a good fix necessarily. I would definitely try eliminating dairy in your diet before cutting to formula if that is an option for you.

If it is a recent thing that is unusual, I would encourage you to give it a bit of time to settle out.

I am sorry your doctor was not more supportive of your nursing relationship.


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Registered: 01-05-2009
Tue, 07-28-2009 - 2:53pm
DD is 7 months old and will be 8 months on the
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 07-29-2009 - 2:48pm

It’s always important to discuss any concerns