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Has anyone dealt with any food sensitivities with their Breastfed baby? Babes has had the worst rash and we have tried everything possible (treated her and diapers) My next idea is cutting out foods that may be bothering her. Any tips on where to start? She has had this rash since February but thankfully it doesn’t seem to hurt her!
When it comes to diaper rash, I always recommend getting a doctor involved if it doesn’t improve with 24 hours of treatment and/or it is open, weeping, worsening or painful.
What does the rash look like? Where it the rash the worst? Does it improve with any creams? Is it with all diapers or just certain ones? Does it improve if you switch to disposables?
KellyMom.com has fantastic tips on food sensitivities in breastfed babies. Dairy seems to be the biggest culprit, and you can try an “elimination diet” where you completely eliminate all suspected foods from your diet for 2-3 weeks and see if symptoms improve. Re-introduce one food at a time to your diet & see if there’s a reaction. Dairy is hidden in a lot of foods/ingredients though, so it can seem like a full time job sometimes to eliminate it!
Have you dealt with food sensitivities & diaper rash? How could you tell it was a food sensitivity?