Re: Over Supply? Over Active Let Down? 11 week Old with Digestive issues
I would definitely recommend seeking the input of a pediatric GI specialist. There are far more things than allergies that can cause spitting/vomiting and blood in the stool, and even if you don't decide to go through a lot of testing to figure it out, you might find it helpful to at least have the input of a specialist in order to better understand what the possibilities are and how to decide whether to explore them further.
It would be very surprising if she was actually allergic to your breastmilk -- any allergy that may be present is more likely to something IN your breastmilk. If you feel like allergies are likely at play, I would go to the allergy forum here and give the brilliant ladies there the details about all the foods you eliminated and what happened/didn't happen -- being as specific as you can about the foods themselves, because there are an enormous amount of allergens hidden in commonly consumed foods (especially dairy, soy and corn). You might also ask them about gluten.
I would also suggest finding your local LLL meeting place and getting in touch with your local LLL leader to help guide you through the overactive letdown challenges. Having a real person to sit with and hash it all out can make a HUGE difference.
Finally, I just offer you my virtual because I spent a long time feeling like I was perhaps poisoning my son with my breastmilk, as he screamed and puked and arched and just generally freaked out. It felt awful. Breastfeeding, however, has turned out to be, literally, a life saver for him... Hang in there...
Mama to Lorenzo, born 4/25/2007. NICU graduate, Gastro-Esohapgeal Reflux, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder...alive and thriving thanks to breastfeeding and co-sleeping.
Those who say it can't be done should not interrupt the person doing it.