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Hi all. I was wondering what the signs are of a food intolerance or allergy in a breastfed baby. He is 4 1/2mths old and is really restless. He wakes up frequently through the night and always has really bad wind. His stomach gurgles constantly. Sometimes he gets red marks down the side of his mouth too and small red marks/rashes on his face. The restlessness at night is starting to take its toll!!
Malakai - 22 March 2005
Hi Channy, We experienced this. I found dairy, choc (choc bavarian), caffeine, sugar (my mums apples crumble), marmalade jam and other citrus fruits all caused our son allot of trouble. He got griping pain from a Xmas mince pie I ate one – I felt terrible. I just stuck to a basic diet (and am still conscious of it) as I figured its not long and soon his digestive system will mature too and be able to tolerate more things. I think you have already highlighted the symptoms. Jesse would have very bad wind/farting which often made him cry, unsettled, pooed all the time... It was obvious with the change in diet because these things subsided. It wouldn’t hurt if you were to cut back on what you feel could be the cause and see how he reacts. I kept a food journal too and found that helpful. Just so I could remember what I ate when I ate it and the result on Jesse. Oh yeah and some vitamins or supplements can do it. I was taking one and was told that unless its specifically for lactating mums etc the vit B content is higher and cause some tummy upsets in babies. Also could it be a new laundry detergent causing the rashes or new bath soap etc? Just something else to consider... Hope this helps Amanda
Hi, it sounds very much like my little boy when he was a wee little thing. Alot of disturbed nights, very unsettled during the day, red rash (eczema) and windy as well as regurgetating alot. We got him allergy tested (pric test) and found he had some food and environmental allergies-the dr also said it is common for babies with allergies to have reflux or colic (our son had reflux) and to have disturbed sleep at night, be unsettled and have the rash. I would go and talk to your dr and get booked into an allergy clinic to get him tested. most clinics have a long waiting list so book early, we waited 5 months to be seen but we booked in when he was only 2 months old. one of the midwives we saw at a sleep clinic commented on his skin and predicted he would develop eczema. she gave me the number for the allergy clinic at RPA hospital in sydney.if you want i can give you the number and they can probably help you locate the clinic nearest you. they were great as it was a free service and they offered a dietition and a paediatric specialist, plus ongoing support and visits.
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