I just had my 4th, my first child was a little sensitive to dairy and soy…..took me YEARS to figure that one out, my 2nd had NO issues at all super easy baby :-) My third had SO many issues that I basically ate rice potatoes veggies and fruit for 2 years… good news is once I changed her diet she was great and now (5yrs) can eat almost everything. Now my 4th is only 3 weeks old I started out eating everything not tons of dairy but some. She has HORRID reflux- hick-ups constantly seems to b n a little pain. So two weeks ago I stopped all dairy soy wheat and eggs but so far no change… I was hoping not to do another TED to figure out exactly whats bothering her, could this reflux be something else? How long does it take for wheat and eggs to leave ones system? Also I think we have thrust-aaragh so young already :-( thanks!
I would suggest that you not just eliminate wheat, but all gluten-barley (including barley malt which is in alot of cereals and prepared foods) rye, and oats.
Also corn is a biggy, fish, tree nuts... Looking at your other kids' allergies and sensitivities could give you some insight about what to possibly eliminate too.
Hi Katy! I realize your post is a few weeks old but wanted to reply as I've been experiencing similar issues. My little one is 4 months old. I noticed GI distress and green mucosy stool at ~2-3 weeks old. I eliminated dairy and soy at that time and he significantly improved, though the green stool continued, eventually with noticeable blood. I then eliminated all beans, eggs, peanuts/tree nuts, fish (I was lacto-ovo vegetarian but did take a fish oil supplement during pregnancy and had planned to continue with BF), corn, citrus fruits and all gluten. After 4 weeks I saw no real changes. It was not until eliminated nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplant) that I saw a real difference. And that took another 3 weeks. But it was an amazing complete change! No blood and normal stool. I have since added back citrus and eggs, without a problem. I tried organic (non GMO) corn, beans and tree nuts, didn't work. And the baby got some frozen breastmilk a few weeks ago, from when I was still eating nightshade veggies, blood the next day! So I am now vegetarian, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, peanut/tree nut free, corn free, bean free, nightshade free - so lots of food restrictions - but it seems to be working. Baby is healthy and happy and growing like a weed!! I definitely eat differently now, very focused on nutrition density. I will say eliminating all those items was much harder than I expected, even my prenatal vitamin and probiotic had some 'offending' ingredients as did nearly all of the few processed foods I ate. Be sure to check EVERYTHING for hidden sources of soy, dairy, corn and gluten. Food manufacturers are sneaky.
And in response to your specific question, I believe it takes at least 2-4 weeks for the wheat and eggs to leave your system and baby's, 1-2 weeks for each. My situation was further complicated by pumping milk that was fed to baby while I was working, so a day-3 days later. It made eliminating items and adding items tricky. I'd suspect food sensitivity but hope you've talked with your peds provider about other possibilities. Good luck, mama!!
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