At 10 days old I discovered my daughter and I were both allergic to soy. No real issues there since I had been down this road with my older daughter, but with milk and eggs.
At 6 weeks she was ill with RSV, hospitalized, and given abx. Since then it's been a long road of green stols, mucus, and blood. Weight gain slowed dramatically during this time but she's still gaining. S-L-O-W-L-Y. I've eliminated milk, eggs, soy, wheat, fish/shellfish, peanuts/treenuts, and rice b/c she reacts to most of them. I eat a whole foods diet and am nursing exclusively. We can't supplement with formula due to the soy allergy and, regardless of the breakdown of the proteins in the "special" formulas even her pediatric GI doctor says to breastfeed.
At her 6 month appt I was already prepared for the FTT discussion but it still hurt, like I was being told I was harming my child.
I'm taking galactagogues already but the baby has been really fussy the last couple days. It could be teething but the FTT comment (ofcourse) has me worried. I've JUST gotten the baby to the point that her stools are yellow-brown and curdy again. So why am I such a mess? I'm doing the right thing, right?
Her height and head circumference are right on for where they've been, she's just not gaining weight at that same rate....