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#1 of 2 Old 06-28-2009, 01:34 AM - Thread Starter
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My 5 wk old sometimes has little teeny spots/strings of red blood in his poopy dipes. My older son had this too as a newborn and his pedi said its probably a fissure near the anus. However I read that it can be from overactive letdown as well. I notice he'll have a couple diapers with the blood spots (SUPER small amt) and then a couple days without. I only remember my older son having red blood 1 or 2x and my newborn has had it a number of times. His behavior, eating habits are normal and he is very content and happy. So, I really don't think anything is wrong, but curious if other moms notice this sometimes. Is it something that usually only happens as a newborn when they are pooping a lot? My newborn poops almost every nursing session.

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A reaction to cow milk protein and/or soy. The blood in the poop is how my son was diagnosed with that allergy. Cut those out, give it a couple weeks, and it should be fine. Babies all react differently to an achy belly. Mine didn't fuss much either, but had it nonetheless.

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