He's very fussy and cries with everyone except me - to the point of hysterics, and recently has stopped taking a bottle from his sitters (I work one day a week outside the home, so for 10 hours every Saturday, he's averaged only about two ounces). Other than that, he eats a lot and has plenty of wet diapers.
I'm concerned about this; should I be? Thanks so much for your help!
There's no harm in the baby going without much intake during the 10 hours you are away (other than being hungry/fussy). But as for the stools, I do see this happen sometimes in exclusively breastfed babies. It may be a cow's milk sensitivity through your diet. You could try going 100% casein free and see it that helps. You could also give the baby a probiotic once or twice daily. I don't have a specific brand that I like the best - any infant one should do. Try that, and let me know.
Glad to hear. Mom's milk always "does a body good", but cow's milk - not so much. After things have been going well for a few weeks, you could sneak some yogurt and see if that's tolerable. Cheese is often ok too. Just go carefully and learn what your baby will tolerate.
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