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My baby has been showing signs of food intolerance - how can I identify potential triggers and what should I do if my baby has a reaction?

Hi everyone, I am a new mom and my baby has been showing signs of food intolerance. She always seems to have a bloated stomach, diarrhea, and seems very irritable after feeding. I am really worried about what foods may be causing her discomfort and how I can identify them.

I have heard that some common triggers include dairy, soy, wheat, and eggs. How do I go about figuring out which of these foods may be causing issues for my baby? Should I eliminate all of them at once to be safe or try them one by one?

Additionally, what should I do if my baby has a reaction to a certain food? Are there any immediate steps I should take or signs I should watch out for?

I really appreciate any insights or advice you may have. Thank you in advance!

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Hello everyone! Food intolerance can be quite tricky to identify, and it can be a stressful situation for both parents and babies. I have had experience with this issue with my third child, and we discovered that she had an intolerance to lactose.

To identify the trigger, we started to keep a food diary of everything she ate and any reactions she had within a couple of hours of feeding. This helped us determine that every time she had milk-based products, she would experience bloating, cramps, and runny stools.

After consulting with our pediatrician, we decided to transition her to lactose-free formula and slowly eliminate milk-based products from her diet. Once we eliminated milk-based products completely, her symptoms vanished which gave us confirmation about lactose intolerance.

It's important to note that every baby's body reacts differently to different foods, and what might work for one baby may not work for another. Always seek professional advice from your pediatrician and monitor your baby's reactions closely. In the long run, it is worth all the effort to ensure that your baby is comfortable and healthy.


Greetings! I have experienced a similar situation with my second child, and she turned out to have a gluten intolerance. To identify the trigger that led to her symptoms, we decided to switch to a gluten-free diet as a family since a gluten-free diet tends to be healthy for everyone.

Once we did that, we carefully monitored her reaction to different foods, and after a thorough analysis backed by a pediatric opinion, we found out that gluten was the culprit. We promptly eliminated gluten-based products from her diet, and within a few weeks, we noticed a significant improvement in her symptoms.

It's important to note that the medical advice is crucial to handling food intolerances, and the severity of the baby's reaction should not be overlooked. It’s vital to consult a pediatrician to diagnose food intolerance and devise a unique plan to address the issue based on your baby's medical history and individual reaction.

I hope my experience helps someone, and best of luck to all of you who are trying to identify the triggers and alleviate the symptoms of food intolerance.


Hi there! I had a similar experience with my first baby. He seemed to have a lot of discomfort after feeding and eventually was diagnosed with a milk allergy. One thing that helped me identify the trigger was keeping a food diary of everything I ate and noting any reactions my baby had. Looking back at the diary, I noticed that every time I had dairy, my baby had a lot of discomfort.

After consulting with a pediatrician, I eliminated all dairy from my diet since I was breastfeeding. This helped alleviate my baby's symptoms and he was much happier after feeding. I also slowly started adding back in other potential allergens like soy and wheat, but one at a time and in small amounts, to see if there was any reaction.

If your baby has a reaction to a certain food, make sure to take note of the symptoms and talk to your pediatrician. They may recommend allergy testing or further elimination of certain foods. In the meantime, you can also try giving some probiotics to help with digestion and alleviate symptoms.

I hope this helps and that your baby starts feeling better soon!


Hi there! I understand what you're going through. My baby was diagnosed with an egg allergy and suffered from mild hives and indigestion. We identified the trigger after feeding him a boiled egg, which caused rashes to appear immediately.

After discussing the situation with our pediatrician, we introduced a different source of protein and avoided eggs altogether. We were advised to consult with a nutritionist to identify a balanced diet that catered to my baby's unique dietary requirement. This was important as eggs are used in many products and it was necessary to read labels to make sure we avoided any food that could cause a reaction.

It can be tough managing food allergies or intolerance, but with a little bit of patience, things can fall in place. The key is to be vigilant, educated and prepared to address any symptoms that may arise unexpectedly. I would advise all parents to seek professional help in case the symptoms intensify or become severe.

I hope my experience helps, and I wish everyone the best in dealing with their child's unique dietary requirements.


Hello there! Being a parent, it is very important to closely monitor your baby's reaction to different foods especially if you suspect that your baby may be suffering from food intolerance. Personally, my child had food intolerance issues with gluten and soy products. Therefore, I started consulting a dietician to change my baby’s diet.

To identify the trigger, I immediately removed those food items from my baby's diet and introduced other foods that were suitable. This narrowed down the foods that were causing the reaction, and then I contacted a pediatric allergist who recommended various tests to help in identifying the particular food allergens my child had.

As a result, I was able to avoid giving my child food that caused discomfort or allergic reactions. But, if your baby has any reaction to certain foods, immediately take them to a pediatrician and follow their advice. They might recommend allergy tests or food allergies treatment. Sometimes changing the diet can help alleviate the symptoms.

I hope that helps and your baby feels better soon!

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