My son has reflux, eczema and a dairy sensitivity (we know this because when we first introduced yogurt and cheese his nose ran mucous, his face swelled etc.). It's common for breastfeeding moms to remove dairy when baby has reflux. I *mostly* removed dairy about a month ago but still had a little bit of cheese once or twice a month, and I cooked with regular butter (which wasn't a lot). I've been completely dairy free for two weeks. We also recently removed gluten from my 2yo's diet, and at the recommendation of her OT (she has sensory processing disorder) I went gluten free as well in hopes that it would help his reflux and eczema.
I know these things take time to show any results, but it's sooooo frustrating!!
Now the problem...
In the last few weeks, my 10mo DS has started sleeping TERRIBLY. Some nights he keeps my breast in his mouth most of the night (we cosleep and breastfeed). Not a comfortable way to sleep. He's been waking up around 4:00 am and just crying/screaming. He eventually stops but nothing I try to do helps. He sleeps fitfully until around 7:00-7:30. He goes to bed around 8:30 btw.
Going to sleep, he takes forever and ever to finally drift off. He scratches so much. He has spots that are raw. I've tried natural and prescription remedies. Nothing gets rid of it. I'm hoping the gluten/dairy free helps but who knows how long that's going to take. All I know is it's freaking HARD to maintain this way of eating!
What could be causing all this?? I'm tired of treating the reflux/eczema symptoms. There has to be a cure for the problem.