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post #81 of 93

He eats a lot of fruits and veggies now. Rice cakes and puffed rice are great for snacks.
As for allergies he can't have dairy, soy or gluten. But also seems to react to a few other foods as well. Dh was trying to be nice and bought some puffs, the first ingredient was rice flour but it also had wheat in the list. He had one touch his skin on his belly and broke out in a rash there and had hives on his face.
 

post #82 of 93
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He eats a lot of fruits and veggies now. Rice cakes and puffed rice are great for snacks.

As for allergies he can't have dairy, soy or gluten. But also seems to react to a few other foods as well. Dh was trying to be nice and bought some puffs, the first ingredient was rice flour but it also had wheat in the list. He had one touch his skin on his belly and broke out in a rash there and had hives on his face.

 

Oh wow, that's quite a definitive reaction. We're also avoiding dairy and soy a while longer.
post #83 of 93
Thanks HouseofPeace and waywornwanderer for your ideas and input here. I think I'm ready to be more adventurous with his food. So far have done 0 seasoning so all the baby food gets pulled aside before I season things. Are you blending things? I have given A a few un-pureed finger foods: peas, stewed pear, roast apple, squash and sweet potato bits and well-cooked lentils.he still chokes every so often. I keep a pretty close eye on him when he eats because it scares the crap out of me each time.
post #84 of 93

baby eats everything we do, including nut butters. she LOVES food and eats a bit of what i eat each meal or she throws a fit. but we still rely on breast milk for her food/nourishment needs. 

post #85 of 93
We are still dealing with constipation and tummy issues. I'm really stumped. I had to get her an OTC stool softener/mild laxative last week because she was in so much pain when she tried to poop. She hasn't even tried that many foods and I was trying to stick with mostly non constipating stuff like peas, prunes etc. we got things moving again and she had a big blowout day last week going four times in a day so I stopped the meds and now she hasn't gone since and it's been 4 days. She's super gassy all the time too and sleeping like crap (which might or might not be related but I'm betting it is).

Back to the dr today greensad.gif I've also been to a naturopath and she's stumped too. She suggested food allergy testing as the only thing left that might tell us something.

Anyone ever dealt with this?

Eta: we have tried upping liquids but she will only drink so much , probiotics, magnesium, castor oil tummy massage, prunes/prune juice. Probably forgetting something!
Edited by Jenny01 - 12/16/13 at 12:48pm
post #86 of 93

jenny, i'm sorry. that is rough for everyone.

could it be a bowel obstruction? 

post #87 of 93
Aw Jenny, that's terrible. Poor baby and poor mama. I'd really try to get her into Ped GI and/or Ped Allergy. They can do pretty non invasive blood testing for allergies and prelim testing for gastro disorders like celiac. Your primary doc might have other suggestions. So sorry you're going through this!
post #88 of 93

That's rough Jenny, I echo other's suggestions. Have a specialist make sure there are no issues in the GI tract. It sounds like you have tried all the good suggestions you've had. 

post #89 of 93
Thanks ladies. Dr ruled out an obstruction. We are going to try a maintenance dose of the stool softener (basically it just draws water into the stool and is not dependence creating or anything) and if we are still having issues then will go see a specialist. He said some babies systems are just slow to mature and adjust to solids. She had a slow to mature system when she was born too with lots of colic and silent reflux so it's not far fetched. That stuff did get better so hopefully this will too.
post #90 of 93

Jenny-

 

give her time.  my mom was so frustrated w/ me (and it's still legendary) that i refused to eat for a long time.  and then the foods i did eat weren't 'proper'- tuna salad as a first food that i would actually eat as an example.  i definitely think some babies are slower at maturing and i think it's best to just be cautious.  my food allergies were a huge problem most of my life b/c they weren't diagnosed (and my lactose intolerance was disregarded by my mom b/c back then, kids need milk!  no matter how much it hurts! even though she KNEW) or respected as issues.  my DD1 was the one who refused all solids til 15 months. she's still delicate.  textures bother her, the Dr noted her slower weight gain but was patient and willing to monitor her and not a chart, she's still a pickier eater, and feels bad if she's not.  there's not ONE food that bothers her, but we've just been more cautious and less set in the rules on eating than w/ any other kid in my house.  but she still eats a good balance- meat/protein, whole grains, good fats, veggies and fruits.  just a more limited spectrum of them all than the other kids.  she's also very biased towards probiotic rich foods and i wonder if that is helping her as well.

 

i still struggle w/ my bowels sometimes.  it was actually learning about magnesium from love-n-garbage and others in this group that really helped get my body in order.  now i know this is common enough, but it's nice to have a rhythm that works!!!  w/ my kids, it was molasses that was a great source of magnesium.  when they started drinking cow's milk (all my kids love it) i always added it.

 

you're amazing!  aware, patient and really dedicated and you guys w/ figure this out!

post #91 of 93
Thanks HOP. The thing is, she isn't refusing solids. She loves eating even though she doesn't eat a lot. She's never flat out refused anything. I've just been taking it slow with a bit of puréed foods. Today she had a bit of broccoli pieces from my plate and loved it. So I don't want to deny her food if she wants it. I just need her to process it better! We are back on track right now with the stool softener. She's always been super gassy too. Definitely frustrating!
post #92 of 93

it's harder when you are responsible.  and when they WANT to eat.  my friends baby/toddlers w/ severe food allergies/limitations have a very very hard time.

 

but seriously- you're amazing and on top of this!

post #93 of 93
Facepalm moment: we just arrived at my in-laws for the holidays. I wanted to cook a squash for baby food. MIL thinks we should microwave it. This is day one.
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