Here is our backstory... around 5 months we noticed blood in my sons stool, the pedi said the milk(diary) based formula was the culprit and to switch to soy. We did and around 6 months my son started to develop a rash on his face which got worse over the months. We now know it is eczema mixed with dermathis (sp?). After seeing dermatologist and allergist to identify this we also learned after habing him allergy tested that he showed positive for a allergy to soy. Therefore we switched back to the diary based formula (as we were told that reintroducing it may have solved the issue.) Around 10 months we started WCM. At 11 months we noticed the blood throughout his stool again. At his 12 month appt this month the pedi instructed me to try soy milk, even after I told her about his allergy test. Instead of trying soy milk I tried lactose free Vitamin D. I had several friends on my FB say they had similat problems and lactose free milk solved the blood in the stool issue. He has been on lactose free for almost a week and has been diarrhea (about 6 poopy diapers a day) and now has developed his first real bad diaper rash. His poor bottom is raw. I instantly stopped the lactose milk last night and am puzzled at what to do. I am on the fence about trying soy milk because he tested positive for a allergy to it. I've had several people recommend goats or almond milk. Anyone have any experience with this? As for goat/almond milk, do they lack the fat that is in WCM? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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