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Anyone else had blood in their 4 week olds poo?

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Lily1995 Wed 03-Jun-15 09:26:53

I will take him to see a doctor I think but I was just wondering if anyone else on here had experienced blood in their baby's poo?

He's 4 weeks old and not a very happy baby.
We have changed the bottles 3 times because he spits them out. Will take a couple of sips then scream in pain. I have to burp him after his few sips each time.
He takes a good few hours to settle after each feed, by which time it's the next feed.
And now this morning there is blood streaks in his poo! It's fresh bright red blood.
Could his behaviour be pain related to painful poos?
Has any one else's baby had this problem? What was the outcome?

Thank for any answers.

LillyBugg Wed 03-Jun-15 09:35:18

Not sure I can answer all of your post but my baby did have blood streaks in his poo at this age. I was told that it was most likely where he was straining to poo. I wasn't really convinced by this as he was breastfed and really had no trouble passing his incredibly loose poos. It just stopped as quick as it started though. The difference being here though that my baby was quite content and no signs of pain. Can you call a health visitor for advice? Or are you still under midwifery care? I seem to remember you get 28 days from date of birth to seek help from a midwife.

MrsEricBana Wed 03-Jun-15 09:36:30

Hi. Can't offer any very informed advice except to say that my ds was very very similar. I do remember seeing blood in his nappy and taking him to the doctor and it being a tiny tear and not anything bad, but definitely take him along. FWIW my ds never settled easily (not once) and with hindsight I am sure it was because his tummy hurt. I did take him to the doctor about it but was really just dismissed as an anxious first time mother. I'd really encourage you to ask for help (my ds is 14 now and all fine healthwise so wasn't a serious problem but I feel bad to this day that his early years were blighted by problems similar to what you describe, and he still doesn't settle easily, I think because he has never had a comfortable sleep experience). Hope your little one is more settle very soon.

dannydyerismydad Wed 03-Jun-15 09:38:51

Do take him to the GP. It can be a sign of an intolerance to cows milk protein. In a formula fed baby, specialist formulas can make a big difference.

Lily1995 Wed 03-Jun-15 12:33:55

Thanks, I was thinking maybe an intollerance he's always sick aswell. Not just little bits but it seems like the whole feed comes back up sometimes sad either that or reflux, like a heartburn type pain.
I've just given him a bath and a massage and he is actually quite content laying on my legs. I'm not used to it!

Lily1995 Wed 03-Jun-15 12:35:13

I think he's quiet because he's spotted my phone case. He must like the colours.

FightingBed2014 Wed 03-Jun-15 12:48:37

We had this and it was a bad case of Cows Milk Protein Intolerance too. DC was the same way you described in the other symptoms, he hated being fed. We were given a prescriptions for special formula.... eventually .

Just a warning op, be prepared to push for them to listen. We were fobbed off with 'oh some babies are colicky' and it just how they are, by which time he was not a well baby at all. They called pediatrics in front if me to prove I was over worrying and got a swift dressing down from Senior Consultant who said straight away it was CMPI. It still took 2 formula changes to get one DC could digest. Follow your instincts if your worried.

OliveCane Thu 04-Jun-15 13:15:36

Sounds like a classic case of cows milk protein allergy. I would go to GP and request nutramigen formula.

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