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#1 of 2 Old 03-28-2012, 02:13 PM - Thread Starter
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My five month old has diarrhea and mucus in her poop and has had diarrhea for more than a week.  I've taken gluten and dairy out of my diet for the last 5 days and I haven't seen any improvement.  I'm struggling because she is waking up every hour or two needing to burp. She sleeps through the whole thing, bless her heart, but I have to sit up for 10 min or so and it's killing my ability to function!


Now I'm thinking the culprit might be yeast.  She'd had some mucus in her poop on and off recently, but I think the diarrhea started when I made a mix of walnuts and nutritional yeast in the food processor (so good!) and ate a bunch of that.  And I've continued eating it because it adds a salty nutty fatty goodness in place of cheese.  I'm pretty reluctant to go on a candida removal diet because it's so extreme and while nursing I'd have an awful hard time getting enough calories because I don't eat meat or fish or eggs (always HATED the taste of them).  I'll remove fruit and sugar from my diet as well as bread and cheese.  Do you think that will help?


Herbal tea and probiotics don't seem to be soothing her gut so far.  And I eat lots of fermented and cultured foods regardless.


Ladies, please help comfort by baby and help me get some sleep.  Any advice will be greatly appreciated.  


It may take me a while to respond to any posts because she won't nap out of my arms right now and wants all my attention while awake and my DH works until after she goes to bed, and I go to bed with her, hoping I'll get a touch of sleep myself.


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Are these the only symptoms? Diarrhea?
Any rashes, hives etc?
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