I'm hoping some of you can help and shine some light.
DS is 7 weeks old and BF has been going great. He loves to eat He is a great happy baby with the exception of A LOT of gas. We figured he was slightly colicky and would grow out of it. He always had yellow seedy poop (with a few green ones here and there.. Yes I have OALD) but it didn't happen frequently. Anyways, Tuesday I noticed a small amount of blood in his stool. I called the Pedi and we went in the next morning. Doctor said he has an allergy and to stay away from all dairy / soy and whey. It's been tough already but I will do anything for my son. Here are my questions:
How long till I can see an improvement? It breaks my heart when he cries due to gas. We have tried leg movements, certain holding positions, gripe water a few times (prefer not to use) and while sometimes it works, we don't always see results.
The doctor said I could put him on a special formula but said he didn't recommend it because breast milk is the best thing for him. I agree 110%. The only thing is I feel guilty for continuing to feed him knowing he has pain (I read it can take up to several weeks for it to leave my system).
I just want my sweet boy to feel better. I'm a first time mommy so I freak out about everything
Thanks for reading.