I'm new to the forum and I want to first say hi!!
I hope to get a few answers for my sons ongoing problem.
A little background, my son is 1 year, just turned last month. My son is breastfed, and was EBF for the first 4 months. From the day we brought him home he has always complained and whined before a bm. His bm's first thing in the morning were a great yellow, but by the end of the day it would turn green. He had explosive bms, I always knew when he was in need of a diaper change without the smell test.
He started sleeping through the night by 9 weeks! Down at 8 up at 8 or 9 the next day.
When we introduced rice cereal within 2 weeks he was waking more frequently and by the 3 weeks he was up EVERY HOUR all day and all night.
This went on until he turned about 11 months, then it was 2 naps a day, one 2 hour, one 1.5 and he would be out when put down at night for a 3-4 hour stretch. But, I ALWAYS had to nurse him to sleep.
We have been cosleeping ever since he started his frequent wakings. So he nurses all night.
He has never stopped the constant complaining before a bm, but now, and only within the last week he is crying and screaming, grunting, red faced etc. before and during, and now there is blood incased in mucus in his bms. Yesterday all that was in his diaper was mucus with small traces of blood.
I have been told about fissures, but I thought that they would be actual blood spots in the diaper and without mucus.
I don't know what else to do. I have been to his pedi numerous times and when he was younger he chalked it up to "colic" my arse!
I've always suspected and allergy but my doc refuses to do testing, the believes he's too young and could get false positives.
So a RHN here in town does saliva testing for infants. That's my next go.
I'm so worried of a partial blockage, but he doesn't have a fever, he has MANY wet diapers as he drinks a ton of water.
I haven't changed my diet in any way. I'm at a loss and I have come close to hitting up the ER.
I'm not sure if anyone has any insight as to what could be causing my LO distress. Please, any suggestions or possibilities would be appreciated. Thanks!