DS is just over a year. At 1 month old he had bloody stools and was diagnosed with milk allergy. I had low supply and needed to supplement. We started Alimentum and I stupidly made the decision to wean him. I had spent two years nursing a very allergic child and I just didn't have it in me to do all the elim diets, etc again. He did well on the Alimentum until at 4 mos he refused to drink it anymore. We tried a standard formula and he seemed to tolerate it. Two months later tho he was terribly constipated and the doctor diagnosed him with milk protein constipation. He did not tolerate soy (rash and vomitting) or goats milk, and he wouldn't drink the Alimentum still, so we toughed it and used Miralax and dietary measures and kept him on the milk-based formula. Other than constipation, he had no symptoms of allergy, and as he approached a year, his diet was unrestricted. He ate cheese, bread, eggs, all fruits and vegetables, even a little nut butter.
I gave him cows milk starting at his first birthday. He reacted poorly, starting with eczema on his thighs and loose stools with mucus. We went back to formula and he seemed to improve for a few days, then his eczema started spreading with a vengeance. It was all over his arms, trunk, and legs, and his stools were awful.
I put him on a strict milk-free diet 5 days ago and his eczema cleared considerably (tho we are doing major moisturizing with Aveeno eczema therapy) but his stools have not improved. He has basically had diarrhea (6-8 stools a day, very loose, lots of mucus and undigested foods) for 3 weeks! I started a TED three days ago of rice, turkey, pears, and squash, but the diarrhea persists. IDK what else to do! His bum is flaming red, and it so hard to get him to eat. I don't think he is getting enough calories, def not enough fat, so I ditched the TED tonight and gave him some Sunbutter and bananas. He's getting enough fluids, but if I don't get him digesting something soon he is going to lose weight! I am so worried!
He was fine before introducing the whole milk. He ate everything with nary a rash! The only thing I can think of is that his allergy bucket was just teetering under its limit and now its just overflowing like mad! We are a very allergic family, I have 2 other children who have classic food allergies, and all my kids have allergies of some type. Milk, nuts, and eggs are the big offenders in our house. Does this sound like allergies to you? What do I do ?