My sons poop turned a mucousy dark green at about 2 1/2 months. I took him in at 3 months to question it (he was also constipated, feverish, and there had been a little blood in his poop). My doctor advised me that there was nothing wrong with him, and that it was transitional stools. He had started eating for slightly shorter periods of time as well. at the four month appointment we found out that he had lost almost 2 pounds. He had however, been gaining length still. The doctor told me to feed him formula and bring him back in a month (a week from now). He offered no advice except stop breastfeeding. I decided to supplement with formula since he was losing weight. Now he will not take the breast at all. & will scream if you try to give it to him. Now that I've researched more, I realize it was most likely a hindmilk deficiency. He was cutting himself off before getting to the nutrients & fat & was basically starving.
at 12:40 AM on Sep. 22, 2009