My SIL newborn son (he is 10 days old) has had a slight rusty colored and crystalized stain in his diaper --- for the past 4 or 5 days. She has been exclusively breastfeeding him and while he has latched on fine he is a sleepy baby and until a day or two ago was sleeping for long periods of time without nursing... Her ped thinks dehydration and of course recommended supplementing with formula which she does not want to do.. she has been waking baby up every 2 hours to feed and he is having plenty of wet diapers but with this strange discoloration in his pee.... She is wondering if anyone else has experienced this, the dr is not even completely convinced herself that it is dehydration.... and if it is how she can convince dr to continue breastfeeding without supplementing... any thoughts suggestions, clues are weclome! Thanks!
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4/8/02 at 1:20am