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My DS is ~4 months old and has been increasingly fussy lately. Hes definately thriving and growing well, but is just unhappy otherwise. He has reflux, and has gotten a little better on the Zantac (hes been on it for over a month now) but the past 2 days hes had mucousy stools. My ped. suggested to stop nursing (of course) and to try him on Nutramigen. I really dont want to wean him but weve had one problem after another nursing (hes my third baby and definately the hardest so far.) The other thing she suggested was to take out all dairy fromy my diet (so to start an elimination diet) and see if he improves with that. The thing Im wondering is if it is a food allergy why did the mucous in the stools just start up all of a sudden? I would think that it would have been happening all along? And also he has a runny nose and a lot of phelm, is it possible that hes just swallowing it and its coming out in his BMs? Any help or advice is appreciated.
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Re: Allergies?

I don't know what the mucusy stool is. Both of my boys had/have food allergies. They were diagnosed within months of being born (oldest was 3 months and youngest was 1 day old. He was diagnosed early because they have such extreme allergies that they knew what to look for). Their symptoms were:
extreme fussiness during and after eating
explosive diarrhea usually during feading or right after
excessive bm diapers~more than 4 a day
excessive spit up~ my oldest would spit up all of the time constantly. It will also smell horrible.

If I were you, I would try the elimination diet. If it is food allergies, he will feel and be doing a lot better within a day. If it continues, it has to be something else.

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I agree with pp. My first son had a horrible food allergy (milk), but we didn't figure out that was what was causing his horrible symptoms for months. That is because he didn't have "classic" symptoms (i.e. blood in poo), and he didn't seem so bad all the time. Try the elimination diet for a few days, you should see results fairly quickly if that is truley an allergy.
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I agree on the elimination diet because that's what I have to do. My dd is 17 months old and still gets food allergies so I am holding out trying anything new until she gets older.

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Thanks for the replies...so if I was to start with dairy, I have to cut out all milk, cheese, yogurt etc. Im just curious of where to draw the line? Like is bread made with small amounts of milk ok, or is it absolutely no dairy at all?
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