My LO is almost 11 weeks and I am EBF. A few weeks back, I told a pedi that she was crying after feeding and she said I should try eliminating dairy due to a possible milk protein allergy. When I told another pedi about this she attributed it to something else, and didn't mention the allergy. I started back up on dairy because it didn't seem like it was affecting LO. Well a few days ago we had what I would describe as a 12-hour diarrheal bout: 4-5 watery poopy mucousy diapers. It happened over the weekend and resolved on its own, so didn't go to the dr. Yesterday she had an unusual fussy episode that ended in a lot of gas relief and a mucousy diaper. Then last night, I pick her up to feed her and she SCREAMS bloody murder when I try to get her to latch. She was apparently so gassy and uncomfortable. And then yet again this afternoon we had the crazy screaming bout and had to essentially force feed her. I've had no dairy (but I have had soy) for two days, yet we're still getting mucousy diapers, and more often than normal (she usually only poops once a day). She also has weird bumps/rash that I was told was heat rash, but am now thinking could be linked to allergies.
So now on to the conflicting information... I've read that milk protein allergy is actually quite rare, and that cutting milk can actually be detrimental because of the nutrients we get from it. I also read that it takes 2 weeks to get out of your system, while the pedi said it only takes half a day (!) A friend of mine said "don't bother trying to find out what they may be sensitive to" and suggested her regimen that she used with her fussy/gassy baby: probiotics and gas drops.
So do I cut dairy for two weeks, and if that doesn't help, then I start cutting other things out? Do I force-feed my screaming child with my "poisoned" breast milk?
Also, if I do end up cutting all this stuff out of my diet, what do I do about my freezer supply (that dates back to early June) that I need to feed her with sometimes??