I am new to this board and want to say thanks in advance for any advice. My son is 3 months old and I am EBF. For the last month and a half he has had blood in his poop. The doctor said I should eliminate dairy, I have been dairy free for a month and a half and he still has the blood in his diapers. I went back to the dr 8 days ago and she told me to also eliminate soy. I have since eliminated soy AND wheat with no change to the blood in his diaper. Yesterday I decided to try formula (a very emotional process for me). My doctor recommended Alimentum, I mixed half breast milk and half formula just to get him to try it. He took about 2 ounces at each feeding but cried and screamed, gaged and spit up...the formula smells terrible! By last night he was refusing to drink it, BUT there was no blood in his poop. So, I had to breast feed again.
So, my main question is...do you think it would be ok to give him Similac Sensitive? I’m not fully sure that he had a dairy sensitivity as the blood stayed in his diaper after a month and a half of no dairy. I’m confused and looking for the best choice for my baby. Is it just something in my breast milk that doesn’t sit right with him? I hate to see him cry and fuss with the Alimentum and I’m wondering if a different formula would be more appealing to him.
Thanks for any advice.