Friday, August 21, 2009

What?!?! No Dairy

We are still having some gassey issues with Lyllian-I know it is because of what I eat. I mean, it has to be, we didn't start out this way. Since I am nursing I know that I everything I eat eventually gets to her. I printed off the list of "problem" foods from I have been following that, but it didn't seem to be helping much. I called her ped yesterday for some more help, we have been giving her Mylicon drops, Gripe Water, and I have been watching what I eat. I even stopped drinking Diet Coke (which I thought would end the world as I know it). Nothing was helping, we knew it wasn't colic, it is not consistent fussiness and the way she stiffens up proves it's gas. So, I called the ped and now not only do I have to follow the above rules, I also have to keep a food diary, give her 1/4 teaspoon of Maylox, and eliminate ALL dairy products from my diet.

Ok, sure no problem, but what in the world CAN I eat now?!?!?!?! I know that I will eventually be able to go back to eating as I wish, but it won't be until she knows how to get rid of the gas herself. That is the hardest part of the whole thing, I can fix her problem, and she is still trying to figure it out herself. Being a Mommy is tuff stuff!!!

Did any of you have to give up what seemed like EVERYTHING while you were nursing? And if you were on a non-dairy diet, give me some ideas of what you ate...

I guess milk doesn't do everybody's body good...

1 comment:

Meredith said...

Hey Alyson! Congrats on sweet baby Lyllian. She is a doll!
And good for you for nursing! It is hard, but so worth it! I love nursing Addie now and really look forward to it after work!
We had gas issues with Addie, too. I thought I might have to cut dairy out of my diet, but thank goodness I didn't. Tomato sauce, garlic, onion, and caffeine were bad foods for Addie. i HAD to work the caffeine back into my diet as soon as I started back to work and she has done fine since then.
I heard that Colic Calm is great for gassy babies. You can buy it on the internet and read customer reviews. I've heard it's good stuff. The only reason we didn't buy it is because by the time we heard about it Addie's gas problems improving. Once Lyllian starts sitting up more things will get SOOOO much better!
Good luck!