My DD is 8 weeks. I got to a weekly BF support group.
At 5 weeks she seemed a little extra gassy to me and the LC noticed a few bumps (mild) on her shoulders. No other symptoms at all. She immediately told me it was from a dairy intolerance and said I needed to cut major dairy. I did.
The gas cleared up within a day, so I really don't think it was milk related at all. The mild bumps were still there 2 weeks later though, and she had been getting a little fussy. At that time she told me to cut 100% of dairy. So I did.
Another week has passed with no change, expect baby is fussier and wanting to nurse frequently and not be put down. LC says its soy now and needs to be cut as well.
I haven't cut it yet because while shopping specifically for the dairy free diet, I did get a lot of items with soy. I have another week and a half before the next pay/shopping day and I would rather not starve.
I'm guess I'm not really convinced the dairy is/was our issue. I know it's common and I understand why. But the fact that before all of this she seemed fine to me (besides that small bout of gas), she has never spit up more than the "normal" amount, and her poop has always been normal too. Her rash is very minimal. And isn't the average peak of fussiness for babies around 8 weeks anyway? Exactly where she is at.
What do you guys that have experience with this think? Should I just suck it up and cut the soy, or would it be okay to reintroduce some dairy and see if there's a reaction. At least that way I could know if there's any purpose to all of this.. /: