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Anal Fissures?

Posted by on May. 4, 2014 at 10:09 PM
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So my DS is 7 months old. He was exclusively breastfed up until a week ago. In the beginning he would get bright green diarrhea poop whenever I would eat dairy so I cut dairy out of my diet (per his dr. I drink almond milk) and his poop became more normal. It's always been more green than the normal "breastfed yellow" His dr said it was fine. About a month ago I noticed a really small amount of bright red blood in his poop. Since then he's had maybe 3 more diapers with just a dot of bright red blood. I mentioned it to his dr at his 6 month chekc up and the dr referred him to a GI specialist to "be on the safe side". Saw the GI specialist at Riley's Children's Hospital in Indianapolis last week and they tested his poop for blood and it was negative. They said they think he's fine, to start him on solid foods, and for me to just watch what I eat more. I've restricted my diet immensly. No dairy, as little soy as possible, no eggs or nuts and today he had a little blood in his poop again. I got to thinking I wonder if it's an anal fissure. I looked it up and they say it's very common in infants. He's a healthy weight. Was 6lb 10oz at birth and was almost 17lbs at  his appt last week (7 months). He nurses really well and is now eating oatmeal cereal everyday. Could it just be an anal fissure???  (He has a follow up with the specialist mid-June)

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polkaspots
by on May. 4, 2014 at 10:11 PM
If it is an anal fissure you would want to cut out the oatmeal. Grains are harder to digest and make the poop slightly more firm. I'd stick with produce for him.
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expectantmom81
by Erin on May. 4, 2014 at 10:23 PM
Neve heard of that. Bump
mommyofone123
by Member on May. 4, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Because they weren't sure if soy might be the problem the GI specialist wanted me to feed him oatmeal cereal to start with since it's better than rice (his words)(even though it says on the box it contains soy) but his poops have never been anywhere near firm. They're always smushy runny breastfed baby consistency lol

Quoting polkaspots: If it is an anal fissure you would want to cut out the oatmeal. Grains are harder to digest and make the poop slightly more firm. I'd stick with produce for him.


polkaspots
by on May. 4, 2014 at 10:57 PM
Fruits and veggies would still be better for him. He doesn't need cereal of any sort, he can just eat food.

Quoting mommyofone123:

Because they weren't sure if soy might be the problem the GI specialist wanted me to feed him oatmeal cereal to start with since it's better than rice (his words)(even though it says on the box it contains soy) but his poops have never been anywhere near firm. They're always smushy runny breastfed baby consistency lol

Quoting polkaspots: If it is an anal fissure you would want to cut out the oatmeal. Grains are harder to digest and make the poop slightly more firm. I'd stick with produce for him.

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Mom2Just1
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2014 at 8:04 AM
Drop the oatmeal. They can't digest it and could be causing rhe problems you're having. Honestly, baby cereals are just process crap for babies. Just offer fresh fruits and veggies.
mommyofone123
by Member on May. 5, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Thanks everyone. I'll stop the cereal. I've heard to start with veggies before fruit because otherwise they might reject the veggies because fruits taste better. lol Are there certain veggies that are better to "start with"? 

Quoting Mom2Just1: Drop the oatmeal. They can't digest it and could be causing rhe problems you're having. Honestly, baby cereals are just process crap for babies. Just offer fresh fruits and veggies.


Mom2Just1
by Platinum Member on May. 5, 2014 at 9:44 AM
That is old outdated advice. Just offer carrots cut up into chunks, avacado, etc.

Quoting mommyofone123:

Thanks everyone. I'll stop the cereal. I've heard to start with veggies before fruit because otherwise they might reject the veggies because fruits taste better. lol Are there certain veggies that are better to "start with"? 

Quoting Mom2Just1: Drop the oatmeal. They can't digest it and could be causing rhe problems you're having. Honestly, baby cereals are just process crap for babies. Just offer fresh fruits and veggies.

la_bella_vita
by on May. 5, 2014 at 12:20 PM

I agree with dropping the oatmeal. GL

VinVanMom
by on May. 5, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Sweet peas squished. Banana squished. Eggs are easy to digest when they're ready.
christina122952
by on May. 5, 2014 at 12:37 PM
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