At 14 weeks I started noticing flecks of blood in my baby’s poopy diaper and then it turned into bigger spots and mucusy so I brought baby and a dirty diaper to the doctor to be tested and turns out it’s positive for blood.
Im breastfeeding and would really prefer to continue. Since I don’t have cracked nipples the doctors first thought is a dairy allergy, so I cut out dairy. A week later nothing changed, still blood. While I was nursing one afternoon I ate a big portion of trail mix with (assorted nuts, craisens, vegan chocolate because of dairy) then the next three dirty diapers had bloody mucus. Went to the doctor again, this time cut out nuts and schedule an appointment with GI doctor. While scheduling appointment the receptionist said to also cut out soy, nuts, and eggs.
So now I’ve cut out from my diet dairy, soy, nuts, eggs. It’s difficult! And after two days, my milk supply has gone down. I don’t care how anything tastes, don’t even care about eating a chicken leg for breakfast I’m just trying to fuel with as much protein, vegetables, and fruit for my baby. Has anyone experienced this? If so, does anyone have snack ideas you could share? While this diet will certainly help lose some pregnancy weight, I don’t want to lose my milk supply. Thank you!!
Re: Food allergies- bloody poop
As to the food itself I substituted a lot of things and mostly with oats. I start drinking oat milk (and I absolutely love it still). I am doing my grocery mostly in Trader Joe’s and they have a lot of good stuff that I was able to eat. I even found sunflower seed cookies and candy + oat chocolates and oat and coconut ice cream. Sprouts has cheese substitutes if you a cheese lover. I found couple options that worked for me. And crackers based on cauliflowers. Try some of those, hopefully it helps. I know how it feels.