My experience with Maverick’s formula allergy and bloody stools is sponsored by Huggies and their new Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers.
His move to formula only exacerbated his discomfort, so we switched to a gentle formula. When the gentle formula did nothing, I brought it up during his 2 month appointment.
- Only 2% of babies have a true formula allergy, they said.
- You should try moving to soy before using a hypoallergenic formula because it’s so expensive, they said.
- Most babies grow out of colic around 3 months, they said.
- Just leave the rash be, they said.
I knew something was wrong. I knew he had a formula allergy.
Often times I would wonder if I was caressing his poor cheeks or stroking an alligator. Don’t get me wrong, he was, and still is, adorable, but controlling his rash was wearing on my mind.
He woke up one morning with a new rash on his temple, and the biggest deuce of his pooping career. Weird. Maverick doesn’t deuce like that. He is more of a rabbit pellets in his Huggies Snug N Dry diaper type of guy. This poop even had a speck of blood in it. Really weird.
And then he pooped again. And again. He went on to poop SEVEN times that day. My day was full of bloody mucus, smelly poo, and one miserable baby.
- Bring back some stool samples (Ova and parasites, and a stool culture), they said.
- Here is some hypoallergenic formula to try, they said.
I felt validated.
And guilty. Oh so guilty. If only I had pushed the issue harder.
Mom guilty is a beastly character.
Bring on the baby food!
So, it’s no surprise that I’m participating in their grant program.
Here are the details:
- Take a selfie of you and your baby. Share it on Instagram or Twitter. In the post, nominate a local community project that needs some help.
- On July 6th, Huggies will feature 20 community projects right here. So be sure to return to this page and cast your vote for your favorite.
- The top 10 vote getters will receive a $2,000 grant from Huggies.
It takes a village to change things for the better.