Is it possible to jump in here as a newbie or should I start a different thread with my questions???
I'm new and really have no idea what "healing the gut" is about. I've read through the cheat sheet but I still feel lost. I guess I have a few questions.
Ds is 3 months and has recently been sick for two weeks with diarrhea/ frequent spitting/throwing up & fever. He's losing weight. He's now over the fever & diarrhea but is still spitting up much more frequently. He has also been battling thrush off and on continuously for the last 3 months & it's been mentioned to me that possibly the yeast overgrowth in my system & his are causing reflux and that in turn is causing him to lose weight.
I had been taking acidophilus but I've been on a dairy/egg elimination diet for two weeks so I stopped taking that.
So basically I'm looking for any advice you can give! thanks so much!!
If you are on a dairy elimination diet, you'll want to make sure that your probiotics are dairy free. They're hard to find, unfortunately. Right now, we're using UAS acidophilus and bifidus (we're free of dairy, corn, and soy) I take it and I give it to my baby. Since yours is so young, you can give it to him with your finger. And you should take it, too. The guts of infants and toddlers are predominantly colonized (or should be) with bifidus, so this is the strain you want to give your ds.
Others will have better advice about enzymes, but you should be taking them to aid in digestion. As I understand it, undigested proteins can leak into your blood stream where your body can begin to attack them as foreign invaders, leading to an allergy. They also get into your breastmilk where, if your baby's gut is leaky due to yeast, too, he can respond in the same way and develop an allergy/sensitivity. I don't think I'd give enzymes to a baby as young as yours.
We also take cod liver oil and coconut oil, vitamin C and zinc. I'm sure the others can chime in about what they are using.
One thing to know is that this problem usually doesn't go away quickly. It can take a long time. Ask any questions you want and usually someone can shed some light.