DS has sickenly sweet but foul breath lately (the last week or so). It makes me nauseous to smell it - my stomach turns whenever we are close - like when he hugs me, gives me a kiss, or even when we are nursing (it is that strong!) - it like super super sweet but still kinda sour milky smelling.
What in the world can be causing it???
More info that may help:
DS is almost 20 months, still BFing, seemingly healthy but for a mild ear infection. About 2 weeks ago he had a sinus infection/ear infection/tonsilitis. It cleared up on its own with homeopathetic stuff. The ear infection cleared up, but now the other side is infected but clearing. And sinus troubles are gone and throat looks clear and healthy pink. His tongue is still coated white though, but it always it like that to some degree.
We have been on a elimination diet for the last 3 1/2 weeks now - got ridof all symptoms but the eczema. But I just realized the rice cheese we've been eating has milk proteins and enzymes so I am hoping that was the problem.
Also I started taking soyfree vitamins plus a few other supplements - EsterC, essential fatty acids, Lglutamine, and probiotics - about 2 weeks ago.
We brush his teeth twice a day with no changes. He drinks mainly water with a sip or two of my juice occasionally.
Could the diet be causing this nasty breath? Could something have changed that dramactically with my milk? Could it be one of the supplements? Or could he still be sick?? I know diabetics can get fruity smelling breath when their sugar is sky high, and diabetes runs high in my family so I getting really nervous about this....