Has anyone had any experience with a baby with food allergies who is being breastfed? LO's diapers have been bloody and mucousy the past week and he cries inconsolably. We have him on Alimentum formula (smells like dog food) for the next 5 days while I start a diet of no gluten, dairy, soy, or eggs. The doctor says we can slowly try adding the foods back into my diet, but it might take upwards of a year to do. There's no guarantee its one of those allergens either, so the diet might get even more restrictive. It just sucks because I've really struggled with breastfeeding (I honestly hate it, but I want to do it for him), and this selfishly makes me want to give up.
Anyone gone through something similar? Any encouraging stories? I know that my breastmilk is best for him...but it just seems so hard right now.