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#1 of 4 Old 12-29-2005, 03:47 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering.... trying hard not to worry...
My sweet baby Pearl is 9 days old now, and I'm wondering about various changes going on for her. She has a spot of blood in most of her diapers. I *know* this can be normal, but I've seen this only once before, and I don't recall it lasting so long. (it didn't begin until day 2 or 3) Does anyone else have experience with this? Thanks.
Also, what exactly is this called, so I can look it up??
Other than this, she is nursing and sleeping well, and seems very happy.
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i think I remember that girls can go through this from time to time as their hormones adjust, kind of like a period but not, right? Wish I could remember more though. I hope someone else here can.

If it looks more from the stool then this link may help... http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/bloodystool.html

Tried looking around for the other causes, but I think i am too tired to do much there,

So I will just hope someone else knows or remembers or can search better than I.

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It's just called "false menstruation." (No special latin names or anything )
It usually takes 2-4 weeks for all of those maternal hormones to clear the baby's system, so I wouldn't be concerned unless it lasted much longer than that, personally. That's just me though.
If she seems healthy and happy, she probably is!

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If it makes you feel any better, my son Gilbert made milk for a month or so, just from my hormones.

If they can make a boy lactate for that long, then I'm sure they can make a little girl shed uterine lining for a while too.
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