I definitely agree with homeopathy consultation. Also, it is important to rotate probiotics otherwise "probiotic resistance" could develop, I've read. Don't use single strain probiotics; and DO rotate them every 4-7 days. Additionally, "Live Active Culture" probiotics (like *some* yogurt, all kefir and fermented foods) are more able to make it to the gut and repopulate the microflora. Most probiotics sold are not vital once they make to the gut. Especially, probiotic powders loose potency when exposed to the air. Probiotics in capsule form live longer. Also the heat damage from transportation diminishes the vital cultures of many probiotics sold.. A lot of yogurt is heat pasteurized, which kills probiotics! Look for "Live Active Cultures".
Here is an informative article "Selection Criteria for Probiotics": http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...g=artBody;col1
But, from what I've read, it is essential to continually consume healthy bacteria, they don't replace the "bad microbs", just displace them. So, adding alternative "good bacteria", not singular or limited individual probiotics, seems more optimal to the gut. http://www.usprobiotics.org/docs/Sci...%C2%B0%205.pdf
The Probiotic Solution champions the "pulsing and rotating probiotics". http://findarticles.com/p/articles/m...52/ai_n6112818
I'd venture to guess that your probiotics may be "old" and lost ability to repopulate the gut.
This link discusses specific brands of different probiotics: http://www.usprobiotics.org/products.asp
Also, you may consider using almond flour for baking. I don't know the specifics on baking substitutions though.
I called the homeopathic person this morning, and he says it is most definitely just an anal fissure. He HAS been straining more to poop. His poop comes out formed but soft and it breaks apart in the water. So how can this cause an anal fissure?
I really think his gut is just still very inflamed and he reacted to the coconut flour. But, I would have thought it would have stopped by now. The thing is that we BOTH had the same reaction, blood in our stools. Except I only had it for two days, where he has had it now for four days. (Only having one bowel movement per day, though, so it's not like it is a lot of blood. And everything else is fine. No fever, lethargy, stomach pain, etc.)
We can both handle coconut milk and shredded coconut and coconut macaroons just fine. But the coconut flour we could not. It's so weird. That makes me think it is not necessarily an allergic reaction, but rather just maybe if the gut is inflamed, the coconut flour is somehow irritating because of the fiber or something. (I'll admit I ate quite a few of the cookies I made.)
He also still nurses, so I guess it also takes an extra day or so for it get out of my breastmilk. Though he really doesn't nurse that much at all now. One to two times per day max.
We used to use almond flour for baking when we did the SCD several years ago with my first child, up until the age of 4. But the second child has a peanut allergy, so I've been avoiding that. So I was hoping coconut would work. But, it's clearly OFF the list for a while.
I am just so confused about this blood in the stool. The doctor said anal fissure, but he had this a few weeks ago (though much, much less) after being on a higher dose probiotic for a while, and there is just something in me that wonders if it isn't maybe the probiotic itself irritating things more. Maybe we can't handle the FOS the way others can. I don't know.
I don't think it's that the probiotics are old, because we ordered straight from Klaire, they stay refrigerated, and they shipped them packed in ice.
The one we were giving did have multiple strains in it.
Do you all think I should just stop the probiotic altogether for a day or two?
I tried just giving him yogurt for two days now (we had stopped dairy altogether), and his nose is congested today. This is the same reaction I have to dairy. Though he's eaten it before without problems, I'm just not sure about giving him dairy.