“What if my baby is looking fragile but doctors find nothing wrong?” A mother asked.
I had a little 12 months-old patient who was otherwise well but not gaining enough weight. We went through the Family Sensitivity History and used it to help with the process of diet investigation so removed all the usual suspect foods. It seemed strange to the family to exclude some foods where the aim was to have the child eat more. But they were encouraged to eat as much as he wanted of the safe foods. It was rewarding to see the little fellow thrive. His mum made a bib saying “do not feed me” which he wore to play groups. On one occasion he had water play with water made exciting with food dye. He had yellow skin up to his elbows, so quite a dose absorbed through his skin! Then he had unexpected loose motions for a week. I reassured Mum at first as he had no increase in temperature. But by day five we agreed he should see a doctor who did not find a problem. By day seven he was his healthy self again. Note that he had had no loose motions before.
To read more about deciding if a baby may be food sensitive see my book Fussy Baby, now available from this site and via AmazonKindle here. It provides much reader friendly information for worried mums. I wish parents well doing what I call diet detective work. Every baby is different. Joan