...and it's making poor Maia's bum red!!
Well, I think whole milk's the culprit, anyway. We started Maia's switch to whole milk back on the 9th of May, giving her a sippy of milk that morning and continuing with her lactose free formula for her lunch time and night time bottles. (She also gets a small sippy of watered down apple/carrot juice with her mid-morning snack, but she's had that for about 2 months now without a problem. She'll also gets regular water to drink and ice-cubes to suck on in her mesh feeder.)
So right away she gets constipated and we dealt with that all week by giving her more fiber-rich foods and she seemed to be doing okay. On the 14th we gave her a second sippy of whole milk (her lunch sippy) so she was getting two sippies of whole milk a day and one bottle of lactose free formula at night. Sunday evening (the 15th) she was SUPER constipated, so bad that I had to massage her in order for her to pass her stool. I decided to bring out the secret poo weapon (prunes) that evening for supper and she had them again Monday at lunch time.
Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday morning she had diarrhea which led to her first diaper rash. After all the poo from Tuesday night I stopped the whole milk and went back to only giving her the lactose free formula. The diarrhea has since stopped and the rash is healing but just now today she's had another diaper full of loose stool.
So the upshot of this long-winded poo-tale is this: I don't know what to do! She has her 1 year pedi appointment next Wednesday the 25th but I don't know if I should just keep her on formula until then or if I should try easing back into the whole milk. Do you think I should try to take her in for this issue before the appointment? WWYD??
BTW, she's not had a fever at all and she's been eating/drinking/playing/pointing at everything/getting into everything like normal. But all the crazy poo freaks me out! Thanks, ladies. Sorry for the novel here. :confused: