Yey.. I think we've reached my son's tolerance to something... I am just not sure on what.
Since he was 2.5 months (back when I was still on ML, and otherwise breast feeding him night and day), I've noticed this rash on his face. Fine little bumps with a slight red tinge. Called the pedi over the phone (they did not look at him) and they assumed it was heat rash. This was early April, and we still dressed him warmly in a well heated house. It went away after a couple weeks.
Then after his first round of shots, he had a break out of rash on his legs, elbows, and his face. I assumed perhaps contact dermatisis, cause this was also when he was just wearing onesies more since it was warmer outside. But after that started to clear up (with the app of some 1% hydrocortisone the pedi told us to use) I noticed the rash of bumps on his stomach. This is still reoccurant, and now I wonder if it is more allegery based from food.
In May, I started working full time again, and had my husband (the caretake for the day) bottle feed my EBM. Toward the end of May, hubby whines that I need to pump more.. he's drinking all the milk before the day is up!
So out of desperation, I give in and start mixing formula in with the EBM to stretch it out. The son is downing 18 ounces while I am out now, and of course goes back to BFing from me during the evening/night.
We started with the cow-based formula.. seemed to go well with him. But at the beginning of this month after a couple months use of formula supplementation, I notice DS having a congested sound as he breathes and nurses. Had been coughing much more than usual. He doesn't have a fever, and the rash he has on his stomach is persistant. I wondered maybe it was the cow milk formula that eh was finally getting sick of. So I buy some of the soy-based stuff (since we used up all the cow-based powder anyway).
Didn't see much of an improvement like they say. Of course, I exclusively nursed all weekend, and don't touch formula then. But noticed more of a rash on his cheeks, and some coming back around his lower legs. Then on Sunday, and today his poop had become runny and green. Very smelly, and much more frequent. Hubby says the temp was 99.5. Could it be that he is even more sensitive to the soy based stuff now?
I also read in here that just having 8-10 ounces of EBM a day for DS to drink while I am gone is okay, and that this supplementation was unnecessary. Is this true? Becuase that will help in a sense.. I felt it wasn't good for DS to be going hungry while I was gone (I also work quite a distance from home - also can't afford full time day care either). EDIT: Mentioned this to husband over phone. He thinks I'm a nut now. *sigh*
If so... I will also put myself on a diet to abstain from diary, egg, soy, and wheat. That will be a pain in the aft, since my diet nearlly consists of that! I don't eat the fatty greasy American foods like most, but instead a Korean diet that my husband likes. Lots of rice, wheat, soy and egg in this. Also been eating a yogurt cup a day to fend against yeast infections 'down below'.