Re: Block Feeding Questions
I hope it does.
I just want to add something which your doc may be unaware of: oversupply and foremilk/hindmilk issues can ALSO cause mucusy and bloody poops. It's the excess of lactose in the baby's diet which is to blame; it can cause intestinal irritation which can result in mucus and bleeding. There are so many moms who are sent on wild goose chases, searching for that one allergen that they are ingesting which must be the cause of their babies' weird poops, eliminating one thing and then another and another and another... Pretty soon they're down to a diet of rice and water. If you eliminate dairy and soy and still don't see a change, it might be time to revisit the oversupply possibility.
Whatever the answer is, please don't let green and bloody poops freak you out too much. They look alarming but if the baby is otherwise happy, healthy, and growing, you can treat them as a normal variation. My own feeling- and I dealt with this issue with my second child- is that it's worth giving a dropper of baby vitamins. I felt that if the baby's losing blood through her intestines, it makes sense to shore up her iron.
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