Tuesday, February 13, 2007

All I need is the air that I breathe and to love you (and maybe not even the air?)

No dairy. No citrus. No corn. No wheat. No nuts, soy, chocolate, caffeine and take your pick of gassy vegetables.

I am going to try to stop eating, basically, for a few days to see if Flybaby will stop spitting up my breastmilk. Right after Fly was born, my pediatrician told me not to change my diet, so I haven't. Until now. Because I just have to do something. The spitting up is getting out of hand. (Oh, and have you ever heard of giving a baby iced tea to settle his stomach? That's the latest bit of advice from a friend. Hmm.)

Are there other things I should give up? Air, maybe?

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Blogger Freckle Face Girl said...

Throw in sugar, chocolate & ice cream & that will be enough to make any woman insane. Good luck!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Freckle Face Girl said...

Oh yeah, you are giving up ice cream.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Much More Than A Mom said...

Some babies are just like that. We have one in our post-natal group who is still like that at 9 months.

Don't give up yogurt. The probiotics in plain organic yogurt can actually help. Chamomile tea (for you and him if he's on any solids - just a tablespoon, cold, in a sippy or whatever) might help.

You've got it right to see if it is a sensitivity...the bad dairy, citrus, wheat, seafood, onions & garlic etc. Don't be surprised if it doesn't help though - that's pretty rare. He might just be a pukey kid, unfortunately (sorry) but it should get better after 6 months when he gets some solids.

I hope?


12:19 PM  
Blogger scribbit said...

You are so good. That would be the point where I'd head to Costco and get the biggest can of Similac they have.

Sometimes I'm ashamed of my bad motherness :)

12:51 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Awww. That bites! So which foods actually don't contain ANY of those things?? I hope FlyBaby's tummy settles soon. Oh, and stay with the air, it's pretty, um, essential! *wink, wink*

2:01 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

OMG-I would die having to give up those things you listed. Wow. I wish you the best of luck, and hope he stops spitting up soon. And iced tea? Really? Doesn't that have caffeine in it?

2:59 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

We had similar problems with our girls. One had severe acid reflux, actually quite common, resolved with medication, and the other eventually fared better with formula than with breast milk. Good luck.

3:17 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

My daughter would not nurse, (long story) but I pumped my milk for 6 months. When we made the switch to formula, she barfed most of it up until we settled on Carnation Good Start.

My son nursed immediately and voraciously. Until he was 14 months or so.

I think with the elimination diet, you eliminate one thing at a time, eh?

Just do what you can. If you have to stop, so be it. You're still a fabulous mom.

It's hard emotionally on us moms I know.

Know what though? My kid who wouldn't nurse? She's the most compassionate kid. And she's only 4 1/2.

Things seem dire now, but all will be fine.


1:25 AM  
Blogger Mamacita Tina said...

Ian hardly ever spit up. Laurel, on the other hand, was a volcano! I first tried leaving out milk products, that seemed to help. Good luck figuring out the mystery.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Margie said...

I've heard of allergies and sensitivities to foods mom ingests that result in traces of allergens in breast milk, but was not aware of spitting up as a common reaction.

My younger brother had a condition called pyloricstenosis, a problem with the pyloric valve, which is at the top of the stomach. He vomited a lot, didn't matter what kind of liquid he consumed. This was early on; he had surgery at about 3 months old to correct this. I assume some kind of physical/functional problem such as this has been ruled out?

Good luck with the elimination diet. Those are common allergens. At least there are more alternatives for these foods now than there used to be. :/

11:06 AM  

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