Hello Mamas! I am hoping someone can help me. I am completely overwhelmed now and not sure what else to try. I have been battling this for 4 months...
My DD never had any issues until her 4 month vaccinations. Two days after her vaccinations (Rota #2, PC #2, HepB #2, DTap #2, IPV #2, Hib #2) she had blood in her stool. I called the doctor and he said its probably an allergy to dairy, stop eating dairy. And she would probably grow out of it by 12 months.
I cut dairy, but there was no improvement. So I did a hardcore elimination diet from Dr. Sears website. And we discovered soy was her trigger, not dairy. So I have been watching what I eat carefully to avoid soy. Soybean oils and Soy lecithin don't seem to be a problem, just Soy proteins.
We have seen improvement, but yesterday there was blood again (she's 8 months old now). And I ate nothing out of the ordinary, all the foods were something I have eaten many times in the past 4 months with no blood.
I am just at wits end. I want to keep breastfeeding DD (we are doing baby-led solids too) but I am worried about long-term allergies or problems. There are no dietary issues in my family, but DH's sister has a gluten allergy and digestive issues seems to be common.
I want to try the diet suggested in Real Foods for Mother and Baby, but DH isn't sure about it since he has high cholesterol.
Any suggestions? Recommendations? Advise?