I am looking for help for my 11 week daughter. She's not quite 3 months yet, but since she's close and this isn't an issue about beginning breastfeeding, I thought I might get better advice if I posted here. Hope that's okay.
My daughter seems to have a very sensitive stomach. Starting from week one, she spit up excessively and began projectile vomiting. I have a two year old son that I nursed until I got pregnant who never had these issues so it really caught me off guard. I started trying lots of things for acid reflux but nothing worked. I would wear her in a sling after nursing or keep her sitting up. None of it mattered. She still would puke all over me. Not to mention she was fussy and not sleeping well.
After taking her to the chiropractor and doing an allergy test, it showed a reaction to nightshades vegetables (peppers, tomatoes, potatoes), and it made sense. I cut all of that out and for the most part she got better. I've learned anything acidic makes her sick so I've also cut out citrus fruits, coffee, and anything with vinegar. She seemed to be doing better until about two weeks ago. The excessive spitting up has started again, although this time she isn't fussy, she's sleeping well, no green or mucousy poops. She's a little bit gassy but honestly other than the excessive spitting up/puking she's a pretty happy girl.
I thought dairy might be the problem so I cut way back a week ago (we do a LOT of dairy) and took it out completely 4 days ago. The thing is, I have seen zero change. I know it can take two weeks to get out completely, but I guess I thought I would see a difference by this point.
My question is, is it too soon to see a difference? I'm getting frustrated and feel like I can't eat anything but don't want to give up too soon and be right back at square one in a week or two. Part of me is thinking since she doesn't seem bothered by it to just put the dairy back in and make life a little easier. The other part of me is tired of being puked on and having to change both of our clothes constantly throughout the day. Plus, I worry about what this could be doing to her esophagus over time.
Any help or suggestions?