Re: Blood and mucus in stool
How scary! I don't have a full answer but I wanted to chime in with a couple of things:
- I have heard it takes two weeks to get the dairy out of your body, so if you saw a huge improvement after just a week, then you may have found the culprit. Normally it's not the best idea to just go on an elimination diet first, but since this seems to be working, I'd say keep at it. And yes, sometimes the "hidden" dairy stuff makes a big difference so you might want to cut them out too. I would see how that goes before eliminating other things.
- No weight gain in 1 week might be of concern. But it might not; I would probably want more data points over a longer period of time to see the trend.
- Dropping from 25th to 3rd percentile around 5 months for a breastfed baby is usually COMPLETELY NORMAL, especially if your doc is using the CDC charts. That in itself is not a cause for concern. I'm assuming he's starting to get a bit more active now, right?
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