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Hi Everyone,
I started EC with my daughter since she was about 6 weeks old. We used to hold her over the sink initially and then since she was doing so well. We got a Bjorn Smart Potty for her.
We have placed it over the slab next to the sink and hold her on top of it for her to go. We are able to catch almost all her poops during a day and most of her pees.
I was feeling very encouraged when she started getting like little streaks/strands of blood in her stool last week.
The doc suspects it may be milk allergy and I've been off milk since 1 week now but happened to have a few slices of bread on Saturday which I later realized has milk listed in the ingredients list. So the doctor thinks the recurrence of blood on Monday could be because of it. We are going to a pedia-gastro specialist tomorrow to consult with her.

What i want to know from from you here is
1. Have you tried to put a baby this young on top of a potty?
2. Do you think doing that can cause blood in her stool? (A well wisher speculated that that might be causing it) Is that possible. Have any of you experienced it?


Thanks so much for spending the time to read my post!
 

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people have pottied their babies since there were people - so, no, putting the baby on the potty very likely did not cause bleeding. Blood in stool is a very common affect of dairy allergies, though, and also of a foremilk imbalance (caused by not nursing often enough so the fat in the milk gets reabsorbed leaving extra sugary "skim" breastmilk)
 

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Yes I have "Pottied" a child that young - starting just after birth and by 7-8 weeks was sitting on a potty like yours, assisted. This does not cause bleeding - but look for other sources, as PP suggested.

Also, it sounds like you are doing a great job, Mama, don't stop or give up! :)
 

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It will take at least three weeks of being completely dairy-free before you will see improvement if she has a milk protein intolerance. Unfortunately that means you will need to start counting again from the day after you had the bread.

I agree with the PPs that the most likely cause of small flecks/strands of blood is a dietary intolerance of some sort. All the best. I hope you can work it out soon.


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Thanks for your inputs!

Thank you soo much for responding and confirming my belief about EC not being the reason for the blood in stool. I just didnt want to make assumptions and cause any harm to my baby.

The pedi-Gastro is 120% sure its an allergy. and I've been off Soy since last friday and nuts since wednesday. The blood in her stools have been on and off couple days, since last friday. As of now she's been clear for about 3 days.
 
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