My daughter is 19 months and gets this quite frequently...I thought it was the cows milk also. When she gets it she screams bad because it burns her little bum but if you take some of the liquid maalox and rub on the bum everytime you change diaper it really helps. It's been the best thing we have found but make sure you really coat her bum with it.. hopefully this works as good for you as it does for us
The best thing you can do is to put baby in the bath. Use just plain water or baby soapin tub OR Aveeno oatmeal bath. Oatmeal bath is the best thing for babies diaper rash. I have always found it will clear up soooo much quicker and be less painful for baby. Diaper cream protects the urine and BM's from getting on the already affected area, but it does keep it moist and takes longer to heal. Air and Water are the best. After the tub if you can place baby on a towel, or let toddler run diaper free for as long as possible this will help so much. When you first notice the rash, Just wipe what you can use plain water on the rest, then stick her in the tub. It's soothing fortheir bottoms.More soothing then trying to clean with wipes, plus this way you know they are totally clean especially when those terrible little blisters form. I have done this strickly with ,my daughter and she has not had a diaper rash that lasted more than a day no matter how icky and acidic her diarehea was!! Good Luck!!
You know it could be the milk, usually milk constipates though. I guess if you take her off for a week you will be able to tell. My daughter gets it from sauce, certain vegtables like carrots. It's weird, their all so different.
Sad to say but most MDS don't take many nutrition classes, I am studying to be an ND, so my focus is more holistic.
Most people don't have this necessary enzyme (lactase) to digest cows milk, resulting in a whole range of problems. You should not rule out cow milk as the culprit of your little ones problem. You should try cutting it out for 6 weeks and see if there's change. Pacific company makes good soy, but you can also try rice milk, almond milk, hemp milk or many others available at health food stores.
I hope this helps someone. We have been been much healthier since the switch.