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Old 02-06-2013, 02:37 PM   #11
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It really sounds like a dairy sensitivity to me. They can just pop up like that. I would try cutting dairy out of your diet or at least cutting back for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference.
Does your pediatrician have a nurse line you can call? With our doc if we call after hours they will have the on call paged and they will help figure out if you should come in ( and its free)

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Old 02-06-2013, 02:40 PM   #12
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It really sounds like a dairy sensitivity to me. They can just pop up like that. I would try cutting dairy out of your diet or at least cutting back for a few weeks and see if it makes a difference.
Does your pediatrician have a nurse line you can call? With our doc if we call after hours they will have the on call paged and they will help figure out if you should come in ( and its free)
An allergy/sensitivity is the only thing that makes sense. I'll definitely try dairy free and see if it helps.

I'm going to call right now.
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Honestly I would not jump straight to dairy issue. I feel like everyone is always screaming dairy issue (fwiw I do have a child with a legitimate dairy issue and he never has bloody stools) . If it is a 1 time occurrence I would not worry, however of it happens again I would go get it checked or at least talk to the dr or nurse and if the green poo and blood continues explore the possibility of a dairy issue.
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Honestly I would not jump straight to dairy issue. I feel like everyone is always screaming dairy issue (fwiw I do have a child with a legitimate dairy issue and he never has bloody stools) . If it is a 1 time occurrence I would not worry, however of it happens again I would go get it checked or at least talk to the dr or nurse and if the green poo and blood continues explore the possibility of a dairy issue.
I agree.

If it is red blood it is not from inside. Likely its from a fissure on her anus. Which could be from pooping a lot.

The green poo is likely a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance. Try feeding from one breast fully then the other.
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I have had overactive letdown and over supply with each of my last three. What worked with one was different than what worked with the other. Block feeding was a big help. And if you're pumping you'll want to stop that.

As far as a dairy issue-my oldest son had a sensitivity to dairy. I don't remember too much about it but I remember green poop and I remember having to change one of my meds (Singulair tablets I think) because it had lactose in it or something. He out grew it, which can be common. My understanding is that true milk protein allergies can appear within the first year of life and sometimes can have bloody stools with them. This page may help you: http://kellymom.com/health/baby-heal...d-sensitivity/
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Bright red blood in the feces indicate the blood is from the large intestine (colon, rectum, anus); it is not digested (like it would be if it came from the mouth/nose, stomach or small intestine- this blood would be digested in the stomach or small intestine, and be black /tarry- called melena).
But I can't tell for sure about the bloody streaks other than I read something about milk allergies and possible bacterial infections as causes

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Well that's just fantastic. Her pediatrician is no longer contracted with our insurance.
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My DS had red blood in his stool the day he had his 4 month check. Dr said dairy allergy and that I should stay away from soy as well because they often are a cross allergy. Unless there are large amounts of blood I would just eliminate dairy/soy and see what happens.
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Any allergy can do this not just dairy. It happened with my first when I ate peppers or chocolate. Is there anything you ate recently that you don't normally have?

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How has everything been the last couple of days?
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