DD is two months. At three weeks of age, her yellow, seedy breastfed stools changed to green. I asked her pediatrician about it, and he told me that green was in the healthy range for her. I was a bit upset by him dismissing the change, because at the same time her poop turned green, she started vomiting (sometimes projectile), spitting up a ton, and crying seemingly nonstop. He prescribed her Zantac for acid reflux, which didn't work, so he then prescribed her Prilosec, which she is currently still on. A little while later, her poops started to become filled with mucus. I called the pediatrician's office and the nurse asked me if there was any blood in her diaper. Sure enough, when I inspected closely, I found tiny specs of red blood. I brought her in that day and the pediatrician (not our typical pediatrician, because he wasn't available that day), suggested a dairy allergy. I went off dairy that day and noticed within several days that she hardly vomited anymore. A week off of dairy, her stools were still green and full of mucus with the occasional diaper with blood, so I went off of soy. She became even less fussy. I also went off of peanut butter because she had a mucus filled diaper one day after eating some. I then went off of eggs because about two hours after eating eggs, she had the worst diaper I had seen, with a hunter green glob of mucus. She continued having diaper like that for a day and a half and was miserable, crying constantly. It has now been several days since off of eggs and her stools are finally a yellow-brownish color, but they still have mucus (although no visible blood). At this point, I am unsure about whether I should take wheat out of my diet or not, since her stools are finally starting to improve. I'm unsure how long it takes for the mucus to go away once the culprits are removed from ones diet. Does anyone know this? I am determined to figure out what it is, because I am so tired of seeing my baby in pain. I spoke to the pediatrician last week about DD when I brought my son in for an appointment, and he told me that we would have to discuss the option of formula. I was devastated to hear that. He also told me that he is not concerned about the green stool or the mucus, but the blood. It really confused me to hear that, I mean, doesn't green mean it's going through the system too fast and mucus mean irritation? How is that ok? We don't have the money to work with a lactation consultant, so I am on my own with this. DD is definitely making progress, being less fussy and having better stools, but the mucus in them bothers me. She is also pooping less, which I think is a good sign. She was going 12 or more times a day! Yesterday, she only went five times. She also had really bad baby acne, which cleared up and she currently has cradle cap. She has her two month appointment this Friday, and I am unsure as to whether or not to request to be referred to a pediatric GI or allergist or not. Ok, TIA and sorry that I wrote a book!
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6/7/10 at 12:35pm