Three kids in and I’m guilty of still learning new things. I’m not saying that broadening one’s education is ever a bad thing, but ignorance isn’t bliss to a mom who’s trying to do everything right and sometimes you learn things just a little too late.
I’ve got a three week old baby with an upset stomach and some mild constipation. (I say mild because it’s been less than twenty four hours and he’s still peeing, just no poops). Want to take a guess as to why? Milk, specifically my milk that is full of lactose from my dairy packed diet.
There is some information that no one ever fills you in on and that includes that if you have a lactose sensitive baby it isn’t your milk they’re really sensitive to. It’s the dairy that you consume that makes its way into your breast milk. Thanks to an article from Parents about baby constipation I finally know this. See, when my little Baby J was a tiny tot he was sensitive to lactose and never kept anything down until he went on soy based formula. Had I known then that cutting dairy out of my diet could help him I certainly would have done so. Despite the fact that countless people knew he had trouble keeping down even breast milk and all the people who’ve heard the story, no one ever filled me in. Now, Baby A seems to be suffering from the same sensitivity but in a different manner.
Time to say bye bye to ice cream, milk, cheese and all other great things. For the sake of this poor baby’s digestion I have to kick the dairy out of my diet.
Also, if you have a baby suffering from constipation here is an article with helpful information on how to help them go. (Nothing in my post should be mistaken for medical advice, I am not now nor have I ever been a doctor).