Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Kasandra | 2012-09-12


Some Questions

Hi There

My daughter is now 4 months old, she is on similac total comfort, had green sticky poo''s which I was told is due to the iron in the formula, lately she is having more poo''s and they are a yellow mustard colour, not runny, more frequent as well, also drooling a lot, not pushing everything in her mouth yet. Could she be teething or does she maybe have a tummy bug?

I stopped breastfeeding due to not enough milk and being on medication, which I stopped now, is it possible for me to rezoom breastfeeding, how would I go about this?

Is is necessary to bath my girl every evening as she seems to have sensitive skin.

Expert's Reply



Your baby's stools probably have this colour due to the iron in her formula. More frequesnt yellow stools are often due to babies drinking too much formula. Another possibility is that this is all due to teething as she shows every sign of starting to teethe now.
It will probably be difficult for you to restart breastfeeding at this stage,but it is certainly worth trying. Your baby's sucking at your breast will hopefully stimulate your milk production again due to the release of a milk stimulating hormone called prolactin.
You can bath your baby daily but do not use any baby soaps which are often very alkaline and can cause your baby's skin to be dry.Rather do not use any soap when you bath her. After bathing rub Epmax Junior cream into the dry areas of her skin.

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