Re: baby and allergen s
I'm so sorry, mama. That must have been very scary! Can you describe the poop a little more? Were you seeing streaks or flecks of blood? Or was this poop where the entire stool was red? Was it something you might describe as looking like currant jelly?
Then yesterday at 3am she started havibg bloody diarrhea!
This seems odd to me. Allergens are just things that people are allergic to. Dust is an allergen. Pollen is an allergen. Peanut butter is an allergen. So test anyone's poop and it's going to have some form of allergen in it, even if it's just pollen picked up from the air! Did the hospital mean that the baby's poop showed evidence of allergy, and if so, what exactly were they seeing? Eosinophils?
I brought her to the hospital and did tests and sent the stool sample off to get tested and while the full report is not complete they said it tested positive for allergens!
Some things to know about bloody poops:
And She never had bloody stools before! At her last doc appt last Thursday her doc put her on iron supplement drops which the docs said could have been the reason for the diarrhea (I gave then to her friday, but went away for the weekend and then gave them again sunday and Monday) its the only thing that changed but what about the blood?
1. They can come and go. You might see them once and never again, or you might see them consistently for weeks and weeks.
2. Bloody poops don't necessarily show up immediately after you or baby ingest the problem food. It might take a few hours or it might take a few days before you see a response in the poop.
3. They are freaky but not necessarily a health problem. For most babies, they are something to watch carefully but not to freak out about.
4. If they are caused by allergy, then you and your baby's caregivers should be up on the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine's protocol for managing allergic proctocolitis: http://www.bfmed.org/Media/Files/Pro...ish_120211.pdf
How's her weight gain? As long as that is normal, you are NOT hurting her by nursing!!!
I really want to ebf so bad, but I don't want to be hurting my dd.
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