Today, 06:34 PM
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I rarely say this, but it sounds like it is time for you to switch doctors. A baby who is growing at an acceptable rate is a baby who is absorbing nutrients, period. A baby who was experiencing "milk in, milk out" wouldn't grow or develop normally. That baby would quite literally DIE. Your doc is either unfamiliar with bloody poop issues in breastfed infants, expressing himself poorly, or- and I'm sorry that there's no nice way to put this- an idiot.
Doctors vary widely in the way they respond to green, mucousy, and bloody poops. If you're lucky, you get a pediatrician like mine, whose response to my kid's visibly blood-streaked green poop was "Meh, garden-variety proctitis. Usually peaks around 3-5 months. Eliminate dairy if you want, but she's growing fine so there's no need." If you're not lucky, you get a doc who demands rigorous dietary changes or pushes formula on you.
The most common cause of green poop- and likely bloody poop as well- is intestinal irritation stemming from lactose overload, which is turn stems from oversupply. If you know you gave oversupply, and eliminating major allergens from your diet changes nothing, it's a fairly safe bet that your baby's poop issues are caused by nothing more complicated or troublesome than oversupply. The nice thing about oversupply is that if you can simply nurse on cue and avoid unnecessary pumping, oversupply should eventually wane and your baby's poop issues should disappear. ...