I've been meaning to talk about soybean oil, and now I have the perfect, if scary, excuse. Most moms who go on an elimination diet can are told that they can safely consume foods with soybean oil. This is because the irritation that comes from MSPI is due to protein, and refined food oils should not contain any protein. Similarly, most people who are allergic to nuts can eat nut oils, even though they are told not to (this is because anaphylactic attact is super scary).
PhilosopherMom has been doing the elimination diet for about 3 and a half weeks now, but still eating products made with soybean oil and soya lecithin (an emulsifier - also should be protein free). Zen Girl has been doing well, although the last few days have been less good and she's got a rash on her face. So we saw the pediatrician yesterday.
The pediatrician told us that the rash was likely due to the weather. Mom's bare skin sweats on the baby's bare skin in the heat and causes acne and rashes. No biggie. The doc also said, that if the baby seemed content, not to worry about the continued green stool.
We then proceed to weighing. The weight gain slowed dramatically, but we try and take a long-term view of these things. Right as I'm putting the diaper back on... the baby poops. The stool is bright green and so full of mucous that it looks like I blew my nose in the diaper. A closer inspection reveals blood. Now the doc is concerned. PhilosopherMom and I are freaking out.
Fortunately we are going to see an allergist today. The pediatrician suggests that mom eliminate all soy products from her diet, and see what happens.
In addition to all the other soy ingredients that are to be avoided, we now add soyabean oil (soy oil, soybean oil) and soy lecithin.
I'll let you know what the allergist says.