DD is 8.5 months, she is BF and takes solids very well (if you don't offer her some, she will help herself to whatever is closest). DCP just called me and said that she has been pretty fussy today, running a slow grade fever 99.4, and has had several small, hard bms and she has been crying trying to pass them and at the last one when she wiped there was blood. She also said that she has just wanting to sleep most of the day. I am worried, I took her & DS to pedi yesterday (DS had sinus infection, DD was snotty) but she said dd looked fine, just a runny nose. I asked DCP to offer her some water to help her finish her bms and not to give any more food. The blood has me all freaked out thought, she couldn't have hurt herself when trying to pass the bm could she? Could being constipated cause her to have a slight fever? Maybe I am just overreacting because I'm not there to comfort her. She was having some problems with BMs before so I started adding water to her bottles (4oz ebm + 1.5oz water 3Xday). What else can I do?
Amanda Mom to James (2/25/04) and nursling Alice (8/24/05)