i currently am breastfeeding. i have been breastfeeding for almost 5 weeks. at about 2 weeks my son started having blood in his stool which resulted in a week stay in the special care nursery and a dietary restriction on my part. i was told no dairy which i promptly stopped all dairy and had soy when it cleared up. however my baby had a reaction to soy as well. and he has had bloody stools again but not as severe. Its more streaky then anything. This has been going on for about 2 weeks now and it has not cleared up. I have to update the dr on monday again and we will be going from there. However i have decided to stop breastfeeding this week. this has been a really hard decision for me to make. I really wanted to bf for atleast 3 months but i would rather have my son better at this point. i currently don't eat much as i am already a picky eater and eliminating dairy and soy products doesn't leave much for me to eat which i think is effecting my supply greatly. But i do stay hydrated.More than likely i will be putting my son on Alimentum. We have supplemented with it a couple times in the past 2 weeks and he seems to have atleast one clean stool after i feed him it. i am still bf until monday after i see the dr and talk to him , but i still would like some support from you guys and if anyone has had a similar situation or have had used alimentum it would be great to hear your story.This has been an extremely difficult decision for me to make so all the support will help.
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