So, my first 2 boys had some pretty bad issues with me consuming dairy. Colic/reflux/etc for the first year or so, and even now Ian (almost 2) can't tolerate more than just a little dairy.
Something a friend of mine did was cut dairy out of her diet at 38 weeks pregnant to avoid any dairy getting to baby via milk once she was born. Her/my midwife said that if you do this and wait until they are 12 weeks old to slowly introduce it, there is a better chance of baby being able to tolerate it.. plus the added benefit of baby not having colic/reflux and then having to wait 2+ weeks for the dairy to leave your system once you decide to cut it out.
I am terrified of another colicy baby. Both of mine had to be held/worn constantly the first 5-6 months, woke every 30 minutes until 8-9 months old and then every hour until 18 months old, etc etc.. I lived in an exhausted blur. I did cut out dairy eventually (once I realized they were reacting to foods in my diet- I had no idea with DS1!!!) and they both had to be on reflux medication for several months, and they also both reacted to other foods (DS1 was tomatoes/acidic foods, DS2 was eggs) but it felt like once their gut was affected it took FOREVER to heal it and for them to not be hurting.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Should I go ahead and cut dairy at 38 weeks, or wait it out and see if this baby reacts to dairy too? Anything else I can be doing NOW to ensure a healthier gut for baby?