Chloe has been increasingly whinnier and gassier than ever these last few weeks and someone told me that maybe she's lactose intolerant. Hmmm, she doesn't seem to want to drink formula but she gets tons of dairy throughout the day. I use butter and cheese in most of her baby foods and she eats yogurt darn near every meal. Come evening time she is gassy beyond belief and screams uncontrollably. I have always said she's just a grumpy baby, but maybe there is more to it. I thought she would have grown out of this along time ago, but she is approaching 10 months which has made me worry. Her well appointment is this Friday and I'll be talking to the doctor about the possibility of an allergy to either dairy or gluten.
Do any of you have experience with any food allergies? Please tell me if it sounds like that's Chloe's problem or if you think it's just her. I've switched over to Similac Soy Formula and she is drinking more than ever. We'll be taking a trip to Trader Joe's to pick up soy yogurt this afternoon. Hopefully I'll notice a difference in her by the end of this week. If not, hopefully the doctor has a recommendation. I just called and of course the doctor's office doesn't do allergy tests there, it would have to be a referral. Ohhh, it's endless running from one doctor to another.
I just can't imagine myself going dairy free. I love cheese too much. But, if she ends up being lactose intolerant I wonder if it's just easier to have the entire family go dairy free or just make adjustments to her diet? Things to ponder until we find out more information. Wish us luck and say a prayer or two.