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Hi Mama's,<br>
Elle has a dairy and soy intolerance. Last friday I gave her some rice cereal. She has not had it since she was about 6 months old (she is now 9 months) but she didn't have any problems with it at that time. Well she vomited it all up about 4 hours later. I read the box and it contains soy oil-Lecithin I felt so bad when I realised that I did this to her. I honestly never thought to check since she eat it before and never threw up. I should have known better since I am on a dairy and soy free diet so that I can continue to nurse her. So since last friday it has been a week from hell. She is back to all of her fussing and kicking while nursing, not sleeping good and wanting to be held constantly she has 6 poops today all mucousy. Could this all still be from the cereal? I am so worried that there is something terribly wrong with her. We are waiting for 1 last stool test but otherwise her other tests have come back normal and her blood test was normal too. I have not given her any more solids but I did buy soy free rice and oatmeal cereal for when we start again. What do you think? Is she still suffering from the cereal? Is that even possible? The ped's have told me that it would have been out of her system in 2 days. I am so frazzled and so tired of going through all of this. I am so worried. She has not gained any weight in over a month and a half even with me being on a restriced diet and she has shown so much improvment (much less pooping and not crabby or fussing much at all) until now. I just want to help her to get better.<br>
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Amy
 

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Poor thing. I don't have any advice for you, I just wanted to give a hug
 

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It is possible that her system is out of balance from the Lecithin. My oldest has had a sensitive system. He is an adult now, but does better when he takes acidophilus or a mixture of cultures. I don't know if it would work, but maybe if you took the cultures.<br><br>
Instead of commercial baby cereal, you could make your own rice and oatmeal baby cereals. I used to make my own baby foods, I liked the book "Feed me, I'm Yours."<br><br>
I hope things get better soon~<br><br>
Here are easy instructions:<br><br>
Home Made Organic Baby Cereal<br>
Using a food processor or blender, blend organic brown rice until it is finely ground, like a flour. Boil some water in a saucepan with a lid, about 2 cups, slowly whisk in about 1/4 cup of the rice flour. Cover and turn down to minimum heat. Stir every 2 minutes for 10 minutes.<br><br>
This will last in the refrigerator for 2 or 3 days. You can use different grains and then legumes such as brown rice, oatmeal, millet, garbanzo beans and black beans. Just blend into flour and cook.
 

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Just saying hi, and seeing how Elle is doing today.<br><br>
Hope things are getting better. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"><br><br>
Time to go, the treadmill awaits me....
 

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oh goodness. my friend went through a very similar situation with her daugher--no soy, no dairy. you'll get through this. just (as I'm sure you now know, read the labels) She'll grow out of this and you can start eating what you want and introducing these foods back into your diet gradually in due time. hope all is well with Elle and keep us posted. love her name<br><br>
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