How can I tell if my newborn is allergic to formula? He will be 4 weeks old on Monday and has had issues with his bum since we brought him home from the hospital. At first I thought it was an allergic reaction to the diapers, so we switched and it didn't get any better. Then we took him to the doctors and he said it was a yeast infection and gave us some cream. It then got better but 3 days later it came back. It gets so bad that he gets sores on his butt and they bleed. I just don't know what to do or what could be causing this. He gets his diaper changed every time he is awake, sometimes he gets changed 2-3 times while awake due to going to the bathroom. Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!!!Answer Question
Answer by Arisce at 7:52 PM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by wildflowers25 at 7:55 PM on Jul. 23, 2010
Answer by tigrefan98 at 7:56 PM on Jul. 23, 2010
I can't really answer your question, but I just wanted to throw it out there that it is not too late to nurse if you still want to. Here is an article about relactation.
Answer by squish at 8:43 PM on Jul. 23, 2010
Relactation would be a great choice! If your baby is already having these kind of problems, allergies and sensitivities are probably going to get worse.
Have you tried cloth diapers? Some babies have trouble with all disposables. I'm allergic to baby wipes and most baby products and would get horrible sores. Johnson's & Johnson's has several things in it I'm allergic to. I use plain water for my grandbaby.
Answer by Gailll at 3:31 AM on Jul. 24, 2010
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