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I am 23.5 wks pregnant. My milk dried up some time ago but DD still nurses for comfort before naps and bedtime and sometimes during the night. Her stool just changed a couple of days ago but is concering to me because she is having a raw behind and screams when I touch it. Could this be because my colustrum is coming in or just something bad she ate. Anyone ever experience this? You wouldn't think breast milk would cause her to have bad rash if that is what you call it. Should I call her physician? I really hate to cuz they do not know I am still nursing and frankly it's none of there business. I just don't know what is going on w/ her. She has never had a rash or experienced this before. She seems very discomfortated and crys (hard) when she is actually having the bowel movement then when I go to change her she screams and her bottom is raw<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I had this same issue with my DD as well. It turned out to be a combination of yeast-which can reak havoc when you are preggers and a milk reaciton in her. I noticed that when cows milk and dairy where out of the picture she did much better! If you think it may be yeast-red, raw rash with much discomfort on her behalf. Try Tea tree oil and calendula gel for soothing!!!
 

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holy c**p!! the same thing happened to us last week!! exactly the same situation!! dd would scream when she had a bm and wouldn't let me anywhere near her behind. she screamed bloody murder and she was going, like, 6x/day!! a friend of mine recommended calendula as well. we used the california baby calendula cream on her behind first, let in absorb, and then put a homemade ointment on her after (calendula oil, tea tree oil, lavender oil, jojoba and olive oils and beeswax. here's a forum where i found a recipe: <a href="http://www.mommyguide.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=1419" target="_blank">http://www.mommyguide.com/index.php?...ewtopic&t=1419</a>)<br>
we kept both things in the fridge and was really soothing to her. she actually didn't mind me putting it on her behind bc the cold felt so good to her.<br>
It took about 3 days to clear up, once we started using these two things.<br>
Good Luck!!
 

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When I got colostrum, DS's poop suddenly got really mushy and messy. But, he didn't get a rash from it. I'd also suspect yeast if the rash has spots around the edges, or if it is just red like a sunburn, I'd suspect something in her diet - either dairy or acidic foods sometimes would do that to my son.
 

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My colostrum's in, but no rash.<br><br><br>
Is she still pooing in nappies? Maybe the frequency is making the rash?
 

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My DD did the same thing when I got a raging yeast infection. We also had a touch of thrush too at the same time. The Johnson's diaper rash cream cleared her up pretty good. We also did the gentian violet treatments orally. I think she ended up swallowing some of it too, so who knows if that had any effect?<br><br>
Anna
 
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