My DD is two months old, EBF. She is quite gassy, to the point where she wakes up at night to pass gas and is uncomfortable enough that she needs to nurse to "get through it." But I know that can be normal for this stage, too; I eat a lot of beans but I don't think that really impacts it. She only poops every 2 - 3 days, usually (also normal, I know) but when she does it is massive orange blowout messes, and the poop is "stringy" and slippery, kind of. At her 2 month appt. the ped. noticed that DD has an anal fissure; no idea if she bleeds when she poops because it is such a huge amount and orange there is no real way to tell. He wants me to put Neosporin on the fissure but I am failing to see how that might actually solve the problem? I read something by Catherine Watson Genna, IBCLC, saying that anal fissures can be caused by dairy in the mom's diet.
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No answers for you, but I'd like to follow this thread, as we are having similar issues. My DD is 16 weeks, and has lots of gas (I sometimes call her "grunty groany girl" because of how it makes her act, esp. in the middle of the night), persistent nasal congestion (although she's had RSV for over a week now, so hard to say if maybe she's cleared up a bit), and orange mucousy stools. No anal fissure, though, and I've been off dairy for nearly a month now with no real change in the amount or strength of her gas. I am soy-free as well. DS (4yo) has gluten intolerance, so my going gluten-free is next on my list. (He did not have any of these symptoms, though, but rather presented with eczema at ~6 months of age)
the stringy things sound like mucous. And it's not that hard to test for blood in the stool (any kind of doctor should know that there are test strips for that; I believe you can even get them at the drugstore). You need to get to the "bottom" so to speak of WHY she has an anal fissure, not just stick neosporin on it. If I had a dollar for all the doctors out there who know nothing about food intolerances... ugh. It seems like to have the anal fissure, she'd have to be constipated, no? When she's only going every 2-3 days but it's slippery and slimy, it doesn't seem like it would be from trying to pass hard stools. Seems odd. Dairy is the #1 food intolerance, so it wouldn't surprise me. It can take a couple of weeks to get out of your system if that is the issue.