Just wondering if anyone has any experience with a baby sensitive to dairy?
heres the story..
I began drinking raw milk while pregnant after reading weston price, sally fallon, etc. Normal pregnancy, except at the very last week I got a nasty kidney infection and was forced to do a round of pretty heavy antibiotics (arrghh!!). I drank lots of kefir immediately afterwards and up till delivery, hoping to replace good flora..
Baby has been healthy, but had lots of gas/spitting up, and was pretty fussy for the first few months. (which I always wondered was due to imperfect gut flora?)
When we started solids, she began having lots (more) diaper rashes. I tried eliminating different foods, testing to see if it was a certain thing. Fruit seemed to make things worse, so I limited that. I've followed WAPF recommendations with feeding, so no cereals, lots of egg yolk, liver, bone broth, steamed veggies with butter, a little fruit and small amounts of kefir (starting kefir at 7 1/2 mos). She began getting more and more constipated, (poop every 3 days, hard and making her cry every time) and diaper rashes got worse. She also would pull at/scratch her ears a lot (no signs of infection though, we checked) and randomly spit up still (even at 9 months) I would exclusively BF for a while to see if it was the food, but it didn't seem to change anything.
Finally after going camping for a week with no raw milk, she stopped spitting up at all, then when I returned home, starved for raw milk I drank a whole quart at once, and after the next BF she vomitted a lot. I tested this for a few days, no dairy, then would drink a glass of milk and it always make her spit up. Soooooo...... (sorry this is so long!)
We've been off dairy now for a couple weeks, and the constipation, spitting up, ear pulling, diaper rashes, are all gone. Shes been drinking more bone broth which I've been adding the Natren bifidum to.
What I'm wondering is if anyone has experience with this sort of thing and did their baby recover? How long being off dairy did it take? How did you reintroduce? Any other thoughts?
I would really like for her to eventually be able to drink raw milk herself. Shes 10 1/2 months now, and I was hoping to start her at 1 yr, but will wait I guess till she (hopefully) recovers.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
Edited by mamabearjen - 4/30/13 at 11:08am