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At 4.5 months old, I wonder if it is a problem of oversupply of your milk. Have you looked into that too?
"Occasionally, blood in the stool may be due to breastmilk oversupply. Per Dr. Jack Newman, bloody stools in some babies have been eliminated completely by resolving mom's oversupply. This can be done by following the usual management procedures for oversupply; it can also be helpful to use breast compressions to increase the amount of fat that baby gets while nursing." -- kellymom.com http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/bloodystool.html
OKay. :) Just wanted to be sure that was covered. I always have oversupply for the first 6 months. Annnoooooying. but nice of course. I had to do 12 hour block feeds as I had so much oversupply!
Have you tried bifidus for kids?
I am not sure what bifidus for kids is, a probiotic? I just started the baby and myself on some probiotics from GI ProHealth with several different strains, supposedly.
Yvonne LV said:OKay. :) Just wanted to be sure that was covered. I always have oversupply for the first 6 months. Annnoooooying. but nice of course. I had to do 12 hour block feeds as I had so much oversupply!
Have you tried bifidus for kids?
opps brain-fog..i forgot to paste it
Ok-where to start?!
I have been reading so many websites and forums and now my head is spinning, so if I please forgive my jumbled intro...I am a breastfeeding mom of a 4.5 month old baby. He had normal poop's for the first few weeks after his birth and since than off and on green diarrhea, mucousy, intermittent blood specks of blood in his poop. After being told it was a virus for the couple months by his pediatrician and that it just needed to work itself out, I decided to listen to my gut instincts and investigate it further. I know it is food intolerance related as the more I have read and playing around with my diet seems to improve them. I've been top 8 free for well over a month (maybe even longer), plus corn. I had gradually started taking things out of my diet but as soon as I stopped eating big proteins (beef, chicken, legumes) I did see less mucous and blood. I went ahead and took him to a pediatric allergist and he was skin pricked. Everything came back negative except he is allergic to walnuts. I started the TED consisting of turkey, sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, squash and zucchini last week. It wasn't until I cut out the turkey that his stools showed improvement. They seemed more normal by Saturday, with curdles and no mucous. I was estatic to be able to try and eat other things. I indulged Saturday night on rice and kimchee. Sunday morning his stools are back to diarrhea. Now I am back to living off of squash and potatoes. The probiotic should arrive tomorrow so I will be starting those for him and I. Any other suggestions?
Oh, I don't know if this relevant or not but I do have interstitial cystitis (bladder), though it subsided while pregnant, which leads me to think it may be hormone related. I do have MTHFR and was taking 1 mg of folic acid (prescription) a day. Should I still be taking it? The doctor said it only is really a big deal when pregnant. I have other symptoms of possible leaky gut, maybe yeast problems. As well as numerous medicinal and environmental allergies with asthma.
Where do I start? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Kathy for corresponding with me last week! I appreciate it!