My DS is about 3 mo old and has problems with blood in his stool since he was about a month old. When he was a week old he had really mucousy diapers and the doc thought it was either foremilk/hindmilk imbalance (I was using a shield at the time, not anymore) or a food sensitivity. They had me cut out obvious forms of dairy and when I reintroduced them at 1 month, he had some blood in his diaper. There was blood in one diaper each day for two days. The amount was tiny (one small streak and a speck) and it was bright red. Easy to miss if not looking for it. Only showed up for those two diapers then stopped, but I still stopped obvious dairy again. Nothing there for a couple of weeks then for a couple of diapers over 2 days there was a small streak, sometimes just a speck of blood. It stopped then same thing a few weeks later. A few days ago the doc said to eliminate hidden dairy as well, like whey, casein, and any dairy ingredients in labels. Then yesterday he had two bloody diapers with more blood than normal, but he has also been on an antibiotic for a couple of days for a toe infection (don't know if that could be a factor). He is a happy baby, growing well, no signs of an issue in his behavior. I'm wondering if I should cut out soy as well and if it helps maybe reintroduce foods under doc supervision to see what the issue is.
Anyone have experience with this? Should I cut out soy along with all dairy (hidden and obvious)? How long does it take to see change?
I'm concerned for my DS. The doc also said if it gets any worse from showing up every 2 weeks or continues till 6 mo that they'll scope him and put him on a special formula. I can't imagine this formula is better than EBF but I'm not a doc, so it could be.
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!