Over the last month, my soon-to-be 12 month old son has had reactions to yogurt, cottage cheese, and mashed potatoes made with milk and butter. He vomits or gags (if the food didn't even make it into his mouth) and gets red, irritated bumpy skin wherever the food touched. We've been doing baby led solids and started offering him table food at 6 months--he's been minimally interested in eating and mostly likes to feel the textures with his hands. He's always been a high needs little guy and we've had bouts of night crying that aren't soothed by breast feeding where he ultimately wakes up, is happy to play for awhile, and usually poops. I eat a lot of dairy myself and had been told by a lactation consultant that there is little evidence that what mom consumes affects her breast feeding child, but now I am having my doubts.
He's been pooping 3+ times a day lately--mostly very runny and more towards the green tint. I'm thinking of cutting out dairy from my diet to see if it affects his digestion and wonder about other moms'experiences with dairy sensitivities in babes/toddlers still breastfeeding. At this point, I'm less concerned about his lack of interest in eating and just want him to feel the best he can.