Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Hi mjane82, I am sure you are very concerned about your baby. Here are some general fact that may help you feel a bit less stressed about the situation:
Allergic reactions to food proteins in your milk is one possible cause of bloody stool in infants. There are others, and some babies have blood in their stool for some period of time for no apparent reason, nor any ill effect.
When allergies are suspected, the usual protocol is that baby continues to nurse exclusively while mom tries some common sense food eliminations from her diet to try to figure out the cause. This is because your milk is best for baby, even if baby is having a reaction to food proteins in your diet.
Some things to think about- Aside from the blood, is there anything else going on that points to allergy? Rash, poor gain, excessive fussiness?...these things may or may not be present when there is allergy.
Does baby seem to have trouble with your let down (Gagging, or coughing or even just gulping lots when nursing? Really big liquidy spit up? Super watery, explosive stools? Do you have any other symptoms that might fit with overproduction? (Baby is gaining very fast, you get quickly very full or engorged between feedings, etc.) I ask because overproduction/super fast letdown is another cause of blood in stool. Again, it is best for baby to keep nursing, and if this fits your situation at all we can offer many ideas for dealing with it.