My 12 month DD was diagnosed with CMPI at 7 weeks. She was put on Nutramigen AA and all seemed well. Even weaning at 6 months went smoothly when I began to introduce dairy.
Around two months ago she got a bad case of diarrhea and vomiting. Just a bug I thought, took her to docs and they said same. Since then however her stools have ranged from diarrhea to very loose and of large quantity.
I have completely cut dairy in case her intolerance was still there and whilst there is no 'watery' diarrhea she is only having very loose stools which are so large they always leak from her nappy.
I know it's silly but this is really starting to get me down now. I've lost count of the number of times we have been out and had to deal with a 'pooplosion'. It's also very distressing for her to have to be stripped off and washed down in public toilets, or constantly bathed at home. It's gone on for nearly 3 months
I just need to know what is causing the loose stools-she is otherwise well and happy. Could she be allergic to some other food even though she was fine since weaning? I've noticed she often poos after the nutramigen milk-could she suddenly have an intolerance to that?
I have an appointment with GP on Monday so if anyone has any pointers I would be very grateful as I don't know how much more poopy clothes my washer can take!
I think you've introduced dairy very early for a CMPI baby. We were told not until after 12m and not until you've had a "good" 6 months dairy free. We had a few trials and didn't manage even small amounts until after 2 yrs, although obv they are all different. The D+V probably caused gut damage which can result in a temporarily leaky gut and the development of other intolerances. It can take a while for the gut to repair itself. Have you thought about trying probiotics? It may be that her gut flora has been damaged during the D+V.
Thanks for the reply. I saw the GP this morn who pretty much admitted that he had no idea about this type of problem and referred us to a paed. Which is a step forward but I still have the wait. He then sent me to HV for dietary advice.
The strange thing is that I had noticed a lot of her runny nappies were soon after a nutramigen AA feed, but never considered it as a factor as the milk is so anti allergenic. But with nothing left to try I stopped the milk two days ago......her poo is now solid and she has been twice in two days.
I just don't know what to do! I can't stop her milk!
HV thought it might be the nutramigen and told me to try her on cows milk and if she reacts to that then reintroduce nutramigen in smaller amounts. I'm reluctant to give her cows milk as I know how much pain it caused her when small.
Is there any other milk I could give her? HV said they don't recommend soya.... Doctor earlier said to try soya......so confused
It seems mums with experience of this know far more than the professionals!
Just in case this is relevant to you too - we had similar explosive diarrhoea and sore tums when my dd2 was coming up to 1 yr old and it turned out to be the peanut oil in Abidec vitamin drops. She can now eat nuts no problem but didn't get on with them at that age.