As the title says I have a 5 (almost 6 months old) baby and her Dad had multiple allergies as a child.
She has no eczema, not fussy (other than at nursing time) and sleeps OK. She has mucusy stools and refuses to nurse most of the time. She only nurses lying down while drowsy. This has been going on for almost 4 months now. She is gaining weight although she is leaner than my older two were at her age. I`ve never had a baby who refuses to nurse this much. I`ve been thinking about switching to formula (especially after a bad day or two) but I figure if her refusal to nurse is due to sensitivities she will do terrible on most formulas.
I`ve been off all obvious dairy for two months and soy for the most part. I admit I haven`t been reading labels though. It`s almost impossible to avoid all soy since we live in Japan and practically everything has soy in it.
Does this sound like food sensitivities to you? Since there is no eczema and she a happy baby otherwise would the problem lie somewhere else?
I am very desperate about this. I can`t imagine going through this refusal stage for at least another 6 months. My goal is to breastfeed her at least till she is one but I`m already going crazy.
Any input is appreciated.