I have a 7 month old little girl who is likely to be allergic to both diary and soy. When she was 4 months old, I gave up dairy, soy, and gluten for the second time. The first time I did elimination, I only gave up dairy and she continued to have major symptoms (extreme eczema covering whole body with weeping sores, fussiness, extreme gassiness).
I went to a paediatrician a month ago because I wanted to give up breastfeeding (for many reasons!) and wanted to switch her to formula. I trialed soy, and hypoallergenic formulas and she would have nothing to do with them. Even when I mixed less than an ounce with 6 oz of EBM, she wouldn't drink it.
The ped we went to suggested we trial her on Good Start, which is partially hydrolyzed dairy formula. She went wacko-bananas! We have been dairy and soy free again with EBM for 4 days and she is still so fussy I can hardly stand to be around her. She is constantly kicking her legs violently so that they pound on the floor, she pushes away from me, she is constantly whining and screaming but not crying.
Sometimes when she is fed she gets large red patches of skin all over her eyes and scalp. She has had this for quite some time and I haven't been able to correlate it to a specific food(s). It disappears shortly after feeding but I have never heard of this happening to any baby and was wondering if I should cut out even more foods from my diet. I'm not sure what else to cut out. I trialed adding gluten to my diet before giving her the dairy for 4 days without effect.
How long will it take to see improvement of her extreme fussiness?
Thanks for any input and suggestions!