My 12 week old DS has been throwing up about once a week for the past six weeks. I suspect my diet is to blame, but cannot put my finger on what's causing it---I think milk, eggs, or chocolate. But I'm worried that it could be something else. I will describe what goes on and would really like any ideas that may come from you ladies about what it is.
When DS throws up, he is just fine before and after. It usually doesn't upset him, except for this past time because milk came out of his nose
. It happens near the end of a feeding or soon after (no longer than 5 minutes), and almost always happens at night while he's trying to get to sleep. He throws up absolutely everything in his stomach (definately not spitup).
After a few times, I began suspecting that my eating cow's milk might be causing it. I went off of all milk for a week, including trace milk, then reintroduced it. I drank milk and ate butter and cheese for three days without it bothering DS. Then, I had a chocolate SlimFast (holdover habit from college), nursed him, and he threw up. It was the only thing I'd eaten in several hours, so I think it had to be it. So I go back off milk. A couple of days ago, he threw up again, after I ate a few hardboiled eggs (I did this lots during pregnancy, not so much since) and a small piece of chocolate (which had some condensed milk in it).
I'm going to go on an elimination diet as soon as I get back home (visiting family out of state right now), but I am really worried about my DS. Does this sound like an allergy to you? Or should I take him to the ped? Or both?
Thank you so much for any responses.