Ellie had another bad night last night so we just took it easy today and focused on Stage 1 soups with raw egg yolks mixed in. I think I am having a really hard time figuring out the probiotic piece of things - both in terms of what types of probiotics Ellie can handle and how much.
After discovering the hard way that it was way too soon for yogurt, I focused exclusively on sauerkraut juice and since she's still been doing poorly I've been wondering if I'm even doing the kraut juice wrong. I had been giving Ellie 1 tsp. per bowl of soup. Today I backed off that dosing. I skipped kraut juice entirely at breakfast (for her) and she had a great morning. I was able to take her out for a stroller walk in this gorgeous spring weather and she did not protest being in the stroller once. Very unusual! At lunch I tried just 1/2 tsp. of kraut juice with her soup. Within 20 minutes the face rash that had been fading away all morning was back with a vengeance, she was incredibly fussy and complaining that her tummy hurt. Aha! So even 1/2 tsp. is too much.
I am very lucky to be working with a Holistic Health Counselor who herself has been on SCD and GAPS so we've been trying to work out this mystery together. Today she suggested using a dropper to dose out the kraut juice and start with just a few drops. It's hard for me to believe that something as innocuous as sauerkraut juice - which some people eat glopped onto hot dogs - would need to be dosed out by a dropper. But one thing I've learned over the past year is to never underestimate how sensitive Ellie's system is.
I am so anxious to get all of this sorted out so we can move forward in the stages and move on with introducing some new foods.