So my poor little man has a horrible time with tummy aches. His stomach gurgles and it hurts him so much. Sometimes he'll be up for hours in pain, arching his back while we can hear his stomach making noise. My DS2 had an intolerance to dairy so I stopped eating ANYTHING containing dairy and have been for about 2 weeks. So far, no change in his tummy issues. I made a call to a near by LC to ask her advice on what to do next but I'm still waiting for her to call me back. (I might have to just start calling other LCs from other places in Ohio I guess. There aren't many around here.) I just am unsure what to do next. Do you think if Philip had an issue with dairy, it's be resolving by now? Maybe he has soy issues? Would you contact a pedi instead? Luckily, I've made him a batch of 'tummy tea' (like homemade Gripe water) and it is really helping him a LOT. But, that will be post number 2! LOL
I'm sorry for the hard time you're having with this. DD has a dairy intolerance. I almost thought DS did too but he doesn't seem bothered by dairy. His stomach does get really gurgly sometimes but it doesn't seem to bother him unless he has gas he can't expel. I would check out kellymom.com that's my favorite LC website. Have you tried talking to your local LLL leader? I don't think it would hurt to talk to your pediatrician, it can't hurt. Have you tried eliminating gassy foods like corn, broccoli beans ? I know it's a lot of stuff but it's just what comes to mind. I'm glad the homemade gripe water helped. Gas drops always helped DD
Mia, yea, I started a food diary to see if certain foods could be triggering it. So far, I can't see a connection, unless it's soy or nut related. :/ I've been eating really mild foods that are dairy free. With your daughter, did it take awhile before you saw a change (going dairy free)? Off to kellymom I go! Thanks for the suggestion.
A friend of mine's son was having GI issues and actually had blood in his stool. DR recommended switching to soy and the tummy pain (and blood) resolved within a couple of days. If he's still having issues after two weeks of dairy free I would suspect maybe it's something else. I'd talk to the Pedi. HTH
I spoke with a BFing consultant today from WIC who suspects dairy AND soy. Yesterday I had about a tablespoon of cream cheese and today, Philip was awful! Poor baby. So I guess the dairy is part of the issue for sure. I won't make that mistake again. I have two calls in awaiting a response from different LCs but so far nothing. Jeez!