I started noticing acid reflux symptoms in my breastfed baby when he was about a month old, but he didn't seem to be in discomfort other than he would only sleep on his side and he preferred to be upright.
When he was 2 months old he started to get a red bumpy rash on his face occasionally after he would breastfeed.
It was around the holidays and I asked the doctor if he could have a nut allergy since that seemed to be the only thing that was increased in my diet.
The doctor said probably not and baby tend to break out in rashes. Around 3 months he had one bloody stool diaper, then green poop for a week straight.
The doctors office said nothing to worry about he probably just had a stomach virus. Then about a week after his suspected stomach virus, he was screaming, gasping to breath, arching his back, and flexing his stomach inward for about an hour after nursing.
We took him to the doctor they attributed it to his acid reflux being amplified following the irritation of the stomach virus he had the prior week and put him on an probiotic and Zantac.
Still on occasion when he would eat his face would break out in a rash. Now that he is 4 months old; his face seems to be breaking out in this rash with almost every feed.
He had diarrhea the other day, then I've noticed spots of blood in his poop again. I see a small anal fissure which I'm assuming is the cause of the blood.
Does anyone have any idea what could be causing my little man to be breaking out in a facial rash after eating? It is occurring more frequently as he is getting older. Is it normal for a 4 month, exclusively breastfed baby to have an anal fissure?
He also started coughing and crying a few minutes after he eats when he breaks out in this rash now too.