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Has anyone ever seen red stringy 'material' in their baby's b.m.? I saw some of this and am sending a hemo-occult sample to the doctor. It's like tiny stringy stuff so am not sure if it's blood or from the cranberries I ate last night (the baby is almost exclusively breast fed). The only solids i've given him are some bone broth and a tiny bit of banana recently. I noticed he's not digesting the banana much as little pieces of banana seem to be in his b.m.<br><br>
anyway, is it possible that something i ate that is "red' (the cranberries) would go through the breast-milk and turn into red "string/thread-like" stuff in the baby's b.m.?<br><br>
I guess I"ll find out once the test results are back from the doctor but am curious if anyone else has seen this?
 

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My dd1 had this when she was reacting to foods in my diet - it was blood in her stool. Sometimes it was little red flecks, sometimes dark, and sometimes little red string-like bits. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Have you seen any other signs of allergy for your wee one? Are you limiting anything you eat?
 

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The cranberries you ate wouldn't come out babies stool still red. Your digestive tract would have broken it down into proteins that then passed into your milk. It sounds just like the blood that used to be in dd's stools from food intolerances. Like pp, she would sometimes have little specks, sometimes strings.
 

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My first thought, even before reading that you'd given him banana, was that he'd eaten banana<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">. Bananas in baby poop look like little stringy brownish worms. When you say it's red, do you mean bright red or a brownish red?
 

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So when was the last time babe had bananas? Because they can and do cause little threads in poop, otherwise, yes, it could be blood.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My first thought, even before reading that you'd given him banana, was that he'd eaten banana<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">. Bananas in baby poop look like little stringy brownish worms. When you say it's red, do you mean bright red or a brownish red?</div>
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