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My one month old DD had something in her breastmilk poopy that looked like blood. It was a very, very small amount that was stringy maybe cause it was mixed in with the poop. She doens't act like she is having any problems. It just seemed a little odd to me. Anyone have any idea what is going on?
 

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She could've just strained hard to poop and ended up with a tiny rectal tear. I'd watch it, and if you see more, call her Ped. It probably won't happen again, though.
 

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My son had blood in his poop as an infant. Our pediatrician said it was probably a milk protein allergy and it stopped as soon as I cut all dairy out of my diet. He had other symptoms of milk allergy too, though.
 

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My first daughter had stringy blood in her poo too and it turned out to be milk protein intolerance. I stopped eating all dairy (and I mean all) and two weeks later no more blood. It developed right around one month. She outgrew it by 6-7 months old and I could have ice cream and cheese again in small quantities. Now she is 2 and has no allergies at all.
 

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another milk protein allergy vote-- i had to cut out dairy and soy-- and it can take awhile for it togo away. kellymom.com has some good info. hth
 

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i had not eaten any dairy at first and gradually I added in cheese and things that were cooked with milk. I'm betting that is what is going on. Good news is her last poop had no blood. No more dairy for me.
 

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so does anyone know why allergies cause blood in poop?
 

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The first thing I thought when I saw this thread title was watermelon. When my son first started eating watermelon it came out in his poo looking like blood.<br><br>
Wait, I just saw how little your daughter is! I guess watermelon isn't it. Sorry!
 

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something about the protien in the allergen causes fissures in the intestine...<br>
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