Re: Do I REALLY need to cut out dairy?
You don't need to worry about your LO not getting enough calcium if you cut out dairy. A mom will produce milk that is nutritionally complete even if she, the mom, doesn't eat a perfect or even a good diet. That being said, do you need to cut out dairy? The only thing that actually really jumps out at me as being characteristic of an intolerance of some sort is the dry skin... The reflux, the gassiness, and the brown poops could all have alternate explanations. The dry skin could, too, of course- it could just be dry skin! Based on what you have posted, I do not think a dairy elimination is necessary. But I also think that it wouldn't hurt to try it. YKWIM?
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