Thank you, his little rashy face was the first to clear.
Hey, same here too, the tops of his feet are still a hot spot. Some days they are perfect, some days he scratches them (and it's maddening when I don't see a food connection, so there's where the probiotics come in, I think our digestive systems just need to heal and get better still). I was on multiple courses of antibiotics before pregnancy and then right after delivery. I noticed it effecting my digestion and I really think this is big reason why we are going through this.
Re: lack of nutrition
Are you on a prenatal, plus calcium/magnesium? Are you getting enough protein, vitamin C? I think you will be fine with supplements added to your diet. There is rice protein powder available for making smoothies to add some extra bulk.
I totally understand being grumpy and just plain HUNGRY. I sulk when DH eats all the things I can't in front of me. But I just have to be extra strong b/c watching my DS scratch in the middle of the night is so horrible I never want to be the cause of that again. And it's an enormous stress and responsibility to *feel* responsible for that, ya know.
It's been very helpful for me to make a bunch of food at once and then freeze some, like chicken breasts, roasted carrots, sweet potato oven fries. I OD'd on avocado and rice in my first month too.
We've been seeing a naturopathic doctor and been on the Elim Diet for over 2 months now, although I have been dairy free for a long while, since DS starting breaking out at about 5-6 months old.
Probiotics right now are Baby Jarrowdophilus for DS, 1/4 tsp/day. I'm on Jarrowdophilus 2 caps 2x/day.
Both of us also take one Culturelle capsule a day.
There is a lot of research behind Culturelle, their website is interesting reading. It's a very high potency capsule (10 billion cells) and my naturopath believes it targets and heals the intestinal lining very well.
I'm just starting to experiment with making my own yogurt. And making breastmilk yogurt for DS! Since fresh live cultures are supposed to be the most potent.
We also take Barlean's organic flax seed oil, DS gets 1/2 tsp/day, I take 1T.
Nordic Naturals peach flavored cod liver oil (it's yummy, really!)
DS gets 1/2 tsp/day, I take 1t.
A Rotation Diet is the next step whereby you eat foods that could be allergens only every 4 days. Not ones that clearly show a reaction, but ones you haven't seen reactions, or are not sure of reactions. For ex. I did not notice a reaction to wheat, so I would add it back into my diet only every 4 days. Sometimes intolerance builds up and spills over the more you eat a food, so it's to try to further pinpoint an offending food.