Hello, I have a 3 month old DD that I have been bfing. At about 4 weeks old I started noticing blood and mucous in her stools sporadically. She also was very uncomfortable, wiggling, moaning and she wouldn't sleep. It was thought to be a dairy allergy, so I cut dairy out of my diet.
Fast forward to her 2 month appointment, still notice blood and mucous in her stools- very runny, watery always a different color- I try 3 different formulas and give up because I desperately want to BF my baby. Doc says to keep sticking with cutting out dairy so I do that. (I've cut out ALL dairy)
Last Friday, I notice a huge amount of blood in her stool and end up in the ER where I get no answers whatsoever and am referred to a Pediatric GI doctor.
I went in on Tuesday and the GI doc suspects it to be a multiple food allergy and we've started her on Neocate. Out of desperation, I stopped BFing and hardly have pumped at all, so I'm sure I'll be drying up shortly. I am to bring in a stool sample to test for viruses, as that may also be the problem. My pediatrician told me to keep pumping in case there is a chance to go back to bfing.
I also have a huge overproduction/overactive letdown issue. I've tried block feeding and it wasn't doing much. I'm sure since I haven't pumped much in 3 days, that I've solved that problem.
I desperately want to bf my dd, I had to go on Zoloft for PPD because of all these issues that we are having. I cry all the time and just want to do what is best for my baby. Can someone please help me?? What do I do??
Cara (Mom to Sophia- 3mos)