Dd has issues with food. No allergies, just intolerances. She is still nursing and is 19 months old.
Things were going mostly good (temperment, formed poops), but she still was not sleeping very well.
Out of frustration of having such a limited diet I thought I would try some new things. We started giving her butter every few days and noticed that she was really gassy. I have stopped giving her it.
Then I gave her yogurt and then egg. It seemed like sometimes she would get red around her bum hole and other times she wouldn't.
So it wasn't quite clear. Her poops were formed at this point.
Then her poops started becoming very loose, my cloth diaper nightmare. They have a different smell, sourish and had mucus 2x. However, they are not frequent. It is 1x day or every other day.
This has been for over a month now. What is weird is that she doesn't have the redness around her bum hole, which usually happens when she eats something not right for her. She has been sleeping HORRIBLY.
She has not had yogurt since the 7th of Sept. We continue to give her egg every few days or so, she asks for it and likes it.
She did one time have a normal smelling (that's weird to write) formed poop in the middle of Sept. That was 48 hours after she had eaten egg. And 24 hours after she had a monster poop that was like thick peanut butter and it smelled less different.
She was recently tested at the dr office for giardia, cryptosporidium, blood, and something else I am not remembering. Tests were all negative.
She has really gotten sick of eating such a limited diet and is starting to refuse items now.
She eats: avacado, banana, applesauce, chicken, spinach (not much), olive oil, zucchini, squash, blueberries, rice, quinoa, millet, and every couple days hardboiled egg.
Now the dr. thinks she has "toddler diarrhea"
***Edited to add: She started daycare 3x week around the time the weird poo started. The dcp says she watches so dd doesn't find stray morsels. They have played with playdoh (gluten??)
My first thought was gluten as well. I would also take the eggs out for a week or so and see if there's any improvements. I know it's frusterating! We've been doing eggs again too and my girly has had diareaha for a while now. I really don't want to think about not being able to eat eggs again but we may be headed down that path. Before I take them out completely I'm going to limit her to only eggs that are baked in stuff and her mayo which doesn't seem to bother her. It seems like the scrambled eggs are when she says her tummy hurts. Hopefully you get it figured out! I know it's so hard to get them back on a food and liking it only to have to pull it again
We've only done straight eggs. I've been wanting to make something like pumpkin muffins, although she's never had pumpkin or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg. If she sees me peeling an egg or if her sister asks for an egg, she insistently says "eh, eh". I have limited her to only half of an egg, although she would probably eat the whole thing.
It can't hurt take out egg for a week. Her poops would return to like before hand in that amount of time?
I better do that while she is still going to daycare, then maybe I can see if it is the gluten and the daycare or the eggs.
Her absolute last day is the 14th, unless I find care before then.
I have never given her anything wheat or gluten. I had been eating small amounts of gluten while pregnant (as I have a low intolerance via blood test), and then completely off it since April 2010. I tested negative for celiac, but blood test is not always accurate.
Say she did get some gluten at the daycare, how long after ingestion/exposure would it take for her poops to normalize? Or would it be that damage has been done and will take a while to heal. I do know that gluten takes a while to get out of your system, but is one still reacting if there isn't a "fresh dose"?
Update: Still having really soft not formed poop. We took eggs out and nothing changed. You would think that if someone is eating rice, bananas, applesauce pretty much every single day that it would help to firm things up. She's also eating chicken and turkey.
Off and on it is sour smelling as well, like today (can this be related to teething?). And she hasn't been having the "red ring" either.
I've been giving her extra probiotic and that hasn't seemed to make a difference.
Possibly related: she has this dry cough that occurs mainly when laying down for nap or bedtime, but also occurs when she is up. When she left the daycare on 14th of Oct she was getting over the cold that was going around there, that included a little cough. She has been coughing since then. Almost everyday. I think that is a bit odd. This would have been her first cold that had a cough.
Not sure what to do, but what we're doing is not working. Any ideas?