I've just been driving myself crazy trying to figure out if my baby(4 months old, exclusively breastfed except for one bottle of formula in nicu) is sensitive to something in my diet or not but also struggling with low milk supply so I'm really not too keen on cutting out a bunch of foods and calories if I don't have to. She's a very pleasant baby, only 2 green stool episodes since she's been born, no blood in her stool or any of the other major signs but she just spits up like crazy, the only time she doesn't seem to spit up so much is when she's upright in a baby carrier or when I was really sick and had really, really low milk supply. She doesn't seem to be in pain at all when she spits up though. Also her stools are always mucusy but I know that could be attributed to all of her drooling. She does have cradle cap but not the really bad kind, I know that could also mean a possible sensitivity but could also be due to other things.
No food allergies in the family just seasonal and my bf's mom and aunt have celiac disease. I've been really limiting my wheat, dairy,eggs and soy since she's been born but definitely have had a little of each (very little dairy though, i know thats the big one) and peanut butter is my absolute favorite food and I do eat a lot of other nuts too. My other ideas would be oatmeal which i eat at least once a day, corn, berries or citrus.
It's mainly the spitting up that worries me so much, we had been using a nipple shield until last week and I thought maybe since she was swallowing s much air and I wasn't burping her enough that maybe that was causing the spitting up but it definitely hasnt stopped since shes been off the shield. I did eliminate peanut butter and eggs for 2 weeks and eliminated all the major allergens plus berries and citrus for one week and I didn't see any real changes but i dont know if thats long enough to tell.
I know this is such a long rant but I've just been so stressed out and I'd appreciate any suggestions at all, I hate feeling like i could be hurting my daughter every time i eat and i hate watching her lose her milk all the time but at the same time she didn't gain any weight the week i did the elimination diet, dont know if thats because i was so hungry all week or just coincidence. Thanks to anyone who actually read through all this!