Ryan had a checkup today. We have been having colic and gas issues with him and I discussed these with his pediatrician. She decided to check his poop to see if there were any trace amounts of blood in his stool. She said this would indicate a milk protein allergy which is what could be causing all his tummy troubles. He has gas ALL DAY LONG and he seriously poops like 15-20 times a day. This is no exaggeration. Everytime he would fart poop would come out and after he would eat then he would completely fill a diaper. So she tested the poop and sure enough there was blood in it So we have to stop breastfeeding and he has been put on a special formula for babies with milk protein allergy. I cried of course because A) I feel guilty that me breastfeeding and doing what I thought was best is what was making him sick and I love breastfeeding and having that special bonding time with my boy and don't want that taken away. After two bottles of the formula I can already tell a difference in his gassiness and he didn't shoot poop all over the place after he ate. He has slept so soundly after both bottles. I still feel sad that breastfeeding was taken away from us but at the same time I am so relieved that he is going to start feeling better. Life threw us some lemons today so it's time to make some lemonade
He is up to 9lbs 11ozs (8-5 at birth), his head was 37.5cm (35 at birth), and he was 21 1/4 inches long (20.5 at birth). So despite all the tummy issues with the milk you can see that he's a growing boy. He ate 5ozs with both bottles. He's going to be my little linebacker!