Soy bean oil?

I've been on a diary/ soy free diet for about 2 weeks. From what I read soy bean oil in foods is usually ok. I saw my GI doctor for first time and he said soy bean oil should be fine to use unless he seems to have a reaction to it. But just wanted to see if others who had this in their diet if their baby did well with. I'm having a hard time finding food to eat, and I'm losing weight. My baby is 5 months and this is my first. I just really wanted to make breastfeeding work. I just hope this helps him. This has been so hard! When I came to my doctor months ago with this problem he blamed it on colic and said my diet had nothing to do with it. It's so tempting to go to a special formula. But I'm scared on how he will do with that. And it is so expensive, my insurance won't cover.

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08/28/14
The GI doc just looked at his diaper (didn't test it) (its been really runny,smelly, and has mucus in it) and just listened to the problems my baby has been having. He said dairy is the most common and that if he has a intolerance to dairy there is a 40% chance he has one to soy too. That's all he really said. I was just so exhausted and my baby was crying and peed all over the place I wasn't thinking to ask more questions.
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08/28/14
Awwww, sounds like a rough visit!

My son had the dairy allergy and was highly reactive to it. I'm talking runny bowels, projectile vomiting, constant screaming...

Yeah I got the "colic" talk too. I was like no way, this is not just colic. Maybe partly, but there's more to this. I went for a second opinion and this is what I was told. Dairy can stay in your system for a while even after you eliminate it, something about the proteins in it. I am NOT NOT NOT telling you to do this, talk to your doctor first. But I was told to give him Alimentum and pump and dump for two weeks. Then do the BRAT diet while integrating things back into my diet.

PLEASE don't do this on your own though. Ask your doctor first if this is what you should be doing. I say that because this was ten years ago and the recommendations may have changed.

Also, here's a great link to some info about hidden dairy in foods.

http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandouts/hidden…
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    08/28/14
    You can make it work on that diet. I breastfed my son on a no dairy, no tomato diet for 15 months. Colic can be caused by momma's diet. You need to give it at least a few more weeks. If he is still colicky I would suggest gripe water, watered down peppermint tea (to give babe in a bottle). Your diet will affect baby.
    You can do it! Please ask if you have anymore questions, I won't be on this weekend at all, but I'll be back Tuesday.
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    08/28/14
    it being the diet. It took two months to get all the dairy out of my system when we found the problem. My son was on ranitidine (zantac) so he wouldn't be crying and screaming all the time. Look for cassein in the foods.
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    08/28/14
    Adrianna was on alimentum. I'm sure it wasn't fun pumping at all. I pushed through it with Andrew. Any formula he drank he projectile vomited...usually all over the dog. By the time Eva came, I knew what to eliminate right off and had to do even more with her.
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    08/28/14
    That would have been funny.
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    08/28/14
    Grace is the first one I've breastfed I haven't had to eliminate a bunch of things. I do have to be careful how much dairy and how much tomato products, but nothing like Andrew and Eva.
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    08/28/14
    You are very welcome. I didn't mean to hijack your post! :)
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      08/28/14
      8Theresa Gould
      I've heard of moms having to adjust their diets while breastfeeding but have never really had to myself. Good luck, it sounds like you got lots of advice.
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