Tell me if you think this is an allergy- My DD2 was born 2/1 and passed the meconium within 48 hrs or so. She had seedy, yellowish breastmilk poop until Day 6. Then she didn't poop for three days. When she did, it was really thick but still yellow and smelled normal. Then she didn't go for a whole week! And the pedi did a rectal exam (poor baby). She went that afternoon a ton, but it was super thick and she really strained to get it out.
She is now 4 1/2 wks old and still has super thick poop. She only goes every few days and it's a very small amount. The pedi thinks it's b/c of a "tight anal ring" so he sent us to GI. They were not concerned at all. Said she is just using the all the nutrients from the milk efficiently and that's what is left. If she were all backed up and full of poop, her belly would be distended and/or she'd be vomiting.
Maybe I'm just overreacting, but a 100% breastfed baby should have the "normal" seedy, yellow, very wet BMs. I've cut dairy out of my diet, just in case, but I'm not sure that's it. Does anyone have any thoughts?? Has anyone's newborn ever had poop like this? I'm even wondering if it's a supply issue (I have pretty forceful let downs and the baby is really starting to fuss over them). I know this is the allergy forum, but I thought I'd start here and see if anyone had any advice.