my 3 week old seems to have a major intestinal sensitivity going on.
he has super watery stools with blood in them, we found a fissure and doc now says he has a hemoroid from the straining. because hes not constipated we believe it to be something in my diet. ive eliminated dairy and wheat and now almonds. but because that could take a while to get out of my system, the doc is recommending baby switch to a super sensitive formula to give ds2 system a relief. i see where shes coming from and while im not completely against if it truly is whats best for him,
the problem is that breastfeeding is one of the things in life i am most passionate about for so many reasons! i nursed ds1 for 3 years and i am planning on doing the same for ds2. i know i would be heartbroken and devastated if we had to take a break and then worst case if he never latched on again! however, im not so selfish to not think about his little tummy.
the doc said she believes he has a sensitive tummy because of a short (8 hrs) labor and that his trunk is all congested.
also, our herbalist recommends giving babe slippery elm for the sensitive tummy and healing gut along with probiotics and colostrum.
please please please give me all experiences mamas, i am really trying to figure out the best thing for this little man!