Food Sensitivity Symptoms in Babies
Parenthood is a blessed gift and can also be an exhausting journey. As newborns adjust to the outside world, parents often face a few hurdles that they didn’t anticipate.
All babies cry sometimes and all babies get the odd rash or don’t sleep very well now and then. However, when symptoms persist for days on end or seem to be getting worse, it tries the patience of even the calmest and most experienced parent.
Food sensitivities are a common cause of many of these infant symptoms below:
- Cradle cap
- Green poop
- Recurrent diaper rash and very red buttocks
- A red ring around their anus
- Bloated and passing lots of gas
- Excessive watery stools
- Vomiting or excessive spitting up
- Refusal to sleep unless they are being held or jiggled in a stroller, a car or even on the dryer as some parents try!
- Ear, respiratory or bladder infections at a very young age
If your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, it is worth considering whether or not the cause is something in your diet if you are breast feeding or in the formula your child is having. In addition, if either of your baby’s parents have persistent symptoms that suggest they are intolerant to a specific food, the chance of your child being bothered by the same food is very high.
By using the Evans Food Sensitivity Assessment Tool to identify any foods in your diet or that or your child that might be responsible for their symptoms, you may be able to improve their symptoms very quickly and finally get at least a few hours of consecutive sleep! My book Could It Really Be Something They Ate? The Life Changing Impact of Addressing Food Sensitivities in Children also is a wonderful resource. It has many practical tips and ideas to help you make the diet changes successfully.