I started the elimination diet and probiotic 2+ weeks ago and literally 1 week and 6 days after starting the new regimen I saw a change in Nicolette's gas and night time sleep pattern. Previously Nicolette would fall asleep easily and then awaken approximately 30 minutes after being put down. I'd rock and/or nurse her back to sleep and she would reawaken every 30-45 minutes over and over and over again until I gave in around 11 or midnight and brought her to bed with us. Well, 1 week and 6 days after starting she slept for nearly an hour and a half and even woke up a little and put herself back to sleep (I was watching like a hawk on the video monitor). When she woke up after an hour and a half I rocked/nursed her back to sleep and she slept for nearly 2 hours. Same thing happened last night. a 1 1/2 hour stretch, then a 2 hour stretch, then a 4 hour stretch. At 2am when she woke up crying The Italian asked if he could please go get her and bring her to bed with us :) ... he's an even bigger softie than I am!!!! As I type this she's in the midst of an hour long stretch (still going strong...fingers crossed!).
I know it may seem silly to celebrate 1 hour or 2 hour stretches of sleep but this really is a huge accomplishment for us! Since she turned 4-4.5 months old I've had to spend 3, 4 sometimes 5-6 hours on a bedtime
For those interested here is more information on MSPI from MSPI Mama's website (which you can view HERE)
Milk Soy Protein Intolerance
Unfortunately, there is currently no cure for MSPI. Just time. Most children will grow out of the intolerance. Some as early as 1 year old or much later. (My son grew out of his MSPI when he was 3½ years old.) A few unlucky ones may never grow out of it. I can tell you from experience that maintaining the MSPI diet isn't exactly easy or fun, but it's definitely doable! It's worth a shot. Give it a try!