Thanks so much for taking the time to try and help me and my little guy. My DS is 8 weeks old and has had bloody/mucus poos, eczema, congested nose and some vomiting.
I eliminated dairy 6 weeks ago and then the top 8 a week later. He saw improvement straight away with the dairy- no vomitting, blood in poos and eczema started clearing. He continued to have mucus in every diaper and a stuffy nose.
I am now on on day 4 of TED and he seems worse. Eczema flaring up and blood in his poos which are turning green again. I am eating: lamb, rice, pears, zucchini, white and sweet potatoes, salt, pepper. I realized that the rice cereal I was eating had cinnamon extract, so stopped eating that 2 days ago.
So, I have two questions:
1)Should I eliminate something? I’m thinking either rice, lamb or white potatoes. The potatoes maybe because there is a family tomato allergy history and they’re both nightshades.
2)Should I give him probiotics or should I wait until we get a baseline?
I have read Erin’s sticky. Thanks again to any advice. I just feel so sad for my grumpy baby.
Have you found some help yet? Blessings as you head down the TED road and try to continue breastfeeding your little one!
1) Every baby has different sensitivities to different proteins. I’m currently on baby #3 doing the TED. My last two have been sensitive to all potato and turkey. I would give it another 2 weeks and see if it doesn’t clear. Sometimes it gets worse before it gets better. But after a trial time, if he still doesn’t improve, I would head to eliminate turkey, then see how he does. Poultry seems to give some babies problems.
2) I would definitely start a very safe, hypoallergenic probiotic, like Kirkman’s ProBio Gold if you can afford it. This will help his stool clear faster.
I started the TED when my current youngest was just a week and a half old. It took 6 weeks for everything to begin to clear. Sometimes it just takes them a little while. But the probiotic is a huge help!! Hoping you find some relief soon!