I've been dairy-free for 5 weeks and nut- egg- gluten- free for 4 weeks. I've been tapering off of soy for the past month -- I was taking lecithin supplements for a clogged duct, and so this is my first truly soy-free week. We are doing elimination to try to calm down DS's eczema, and to address the occasional blood in his stool.
In addition, I moisturize him 2-3 x a day, with oatmeal oil in his bath, and a tsp of bleach in the bath 2x a week. His skin has improved quite a bit but is still rough and red in some areas. I saw some flecks of blood in his stool just two days ago, but that was the first time in a couple of weeks. Also, the last time it happened I mentioned it to our pediatrician, and she wasn't too concerned about it after examining DS and asking me a bunch of questions.
Bottom line, DS's improvement has been good but not dramatic, and I'm not even sure I can attribute it to elimination.
How much longer should we wait to trial a food? Are there any good resources/guidelines on this? DH is begging me to start eating dairy again. He is the cook in the family, and we just moved to the UK where dairy is of excellent quality. And he's been very supportive of our eliminating foods, but he is just itching to cook with a little cream ...