This whole allergy thing has my head spinning. DD is 6 months old, exclusively BF. By the time she was about 2 weeks old I decided to go dairy free because she was having reflux symptoms, and it helped tremendously. The constant spitting up, constant gas and screaming all night long stopped. Her poo became yellow and seedy most of the time instead of brown - she became an "every other day" pooper instead of constant little squirts. Then, mid Feb she got rotavirus. Ok... ten days to run its course.. it took 14 days for her. But her poops did not recover. She was still going constantly and they were still green with occasionally bloody streaks. Something wasn't right, so I decided to start eliminating and see what happened.
I realized that when I cut dairy I increased my soy intake, so I started cutting soy, and I wasn't noticing much difference until I realized my coffee creamer had soy in it - once I cut that, even though she was still pooping frequently, they were becoming brown instead of green, and much less mucousy. Then I had eggs a couple days in a row and she had green, mucousy poop again, so I cut out the eggs - it's been about a week, and her poops are looking brown again for the most part.
I know she *can* have normal bf poo, should I eliminate more foods until I get there? Or get really serious about hidden ingredients? I guess I'm just dense about this stuff, because I didn't even realize until yesterday that pasta noodles have egg, or that my bread had soy in it.
Why would she be having reactions to other stuff now when she was fine with just dairy eliminated before she had rotavirus? She is teething as well, while she had rotavirus her first tooth popped out, and the second came along two weeks later. So I've never been able to figure out what part the extra saliva might be playing in her poo issues.
She always has a small pink spotty rash on her bum, and I've had to resort to using disposables instead of the drawer full of cloth dipes, because I have to keep her creamed up all the time - if I try going without, the rash gets ugly.
The ped was of no help, saying it was just lingering effects of the virus and to get her back in for a meningitis vaccine when the diarhhea stopped.
And on top of all this I'm trying to delay solids but she's starting to really freak at mealtimes no matter what I do. She wants what we have and it's becoming quite a battle even if I give her a sippy with some water in it (which used to make her happy...)
Sorry so long, I'm just at a loss about it all!