Wakeful 15 month old, up to 2 hrs sometimes -- could this be a symptom of dairy/soy sensitivity? - Mothering Forums

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#1 of 3 Old 02-08-2012, 10:16 AM - Thread Starter
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I eliminated dairy when my 15 month old was a newborn. He seemed to improve in his gassiness/fussiness, and his brother had a similar sensitivity. Recently, I have been adding dairy back into both of our diets (about the last 3 weeks). He does not get a lot, but maybe some cheese or yogurt each day, and I occasionally have a bit of cheese, a scone from time to time, and am simply not as strict as I used to be.


Lately he has had more nightwaking than before. He used to wake up around 10:45 to nurse, then around 2, then around 5:30 (we struggled for a long time with this as his wake up for the day time). Now, he is up at 10:45, has unstable sleep 1-3 or so, and is getting up at 5;30 again. Sometimes he is crying when he wakes, and other times, he is very, very wakeful, as in tossing and turning for up to 2 hours. I try to help him, but he cries if I do too much. Sometimes, he starts to try to get up and walk around. Then, I put him in the crib, which causes him to cry, to which I respond by rocking him. It is exhausting!  And, of course, there is always a confounding factor, like teething, or sickness (though actually right now, he has neither of those things).


So, I guess I should try to do complete elimination again an see if things improve. As I know (but have been in denial about) it ccan take a while for him to respond, so if he's really sensitive, it would take a couple of weeks for the dairy to leave his system.


Anyway, I just wanted to see if this was a symptom for anyone else's baby!


And yes, that is the ONLY symptom (well, there was some runny green poop last night but that was the first time since dairy introduction that there was anything unusual in the poop).


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Just a thought... my daughter had bad sleep periods when new teeth came in.. no apparent pain just terrible sleep. Maybe that's part of it?

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For my little one, 12 months it is one of the ways he shows dairy intolerence. he usually wakes up pretty screamy though, not gently. its angry and in pain. but lots of sensitivities arent accompanied by pain so that might be just be his way of showing it, discomfort and bloating maybe? My son took one night to see the difference when I cut out the dairy. there was a pretty significant improvement right away. but he does also wakes up and has difficulty resettling when its teething too or when he wants to nurse. he'll just toss and turn intil he has eaten enough.

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