Henry Poop Drama

Do you remember all of the poop drama we went through with C and my many attempts to clean up my diet in attempts to eliminate whatever was irritating her stomach?

Well, if you don’t remember, here are just a few posts from back then…

https://playinghousewi.com/2014/12/03/holy-cow-milk/

https://playinghousewi.com/2014/12/18/dairy-elimination-update/

https://playinghousewi.com/2014/12/31/total-elimination-diet-ted/

Well, unfortunately, we seem to be having the same issues with Henry. I’m trying not to worry too much, as the GI had told us it wasn’t the biggest deal when Charlie went through it. However, I have eliminated dairy and soy for about 4 weeks now.

I was seeing blood quite often the week before I decided to change my diet and haven’t seen any since, so I’m taking that as a good thing. He’s still had mucus, but the blood seems to be gone.

Unfortunately, Henry has been fighting a stuffy nose/cough for a week or more now and has had LIME green diarrhea for 5 days. This liquidy mess keeps finding its way out of Henry’s diaper and all over everything. SO. MANY. WARDROBE. CHANGES.

I’m hoping he’ll start feeling better soon. Also, I miss cheese.

 

Dairy Elimination Update

UGH! I’m feeling really defeated right now. I’ve been on the dairy/soy elimination diet for over two weeks now and there has been no improvement in Charlotte’s stool. In fact, yesterday I saw blood again. I called my doc and she’s recommending switching Charlie to a special formula for a week while I totally detox my body (only eating whole food prepared by me), but said that if I want to give it another week, that would be fine.

I’m a total breastfeeding lover, so of course, I don’t want to give my sweet baby formula. BUT, I’m worried that I’m being selfish.

My plan is to totally cut out anything and everything that could be a culprit. That includes dairy, soy, nuts (almonds), beef, eggs, wheat, corn and shellfish. I’m not sure what that leaves to eat, but I’d literally eat only celery if it meant that I could healthily continue breastfeeding my sweet pumpkin.

But in the meantime, while I’m detoxing, I feel like I need to give her the formula and it pretty much breaks my heart.

Holy Cow (Milk)

Warning: this post contains a photo of green, slimy baby poop. (Stef, that was for you…)

This morning, Charlie’s poop had blood in it. For months now, her poops have been varying shades of green. Based on my doc and my other doc (Dr. Google), it seemed to be an oversupply issue. However, today’s diaper was a game changer.

The poor little princess had green, mucousy, bloody poop today.

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Nasty, right?

Well, as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to call the doc. I spoke to her nurse and waited for a call back… Which took about 2+ hours. In the meantime, I managed to uncover what sounded like a dairy intolerance.

After checking out the little one later that afternoon and seeing the poop pic, the doc confirmed my guess. This is most likely a dairy intolerance.

So, what does that mean? Well, it means that I can literally eat nothing with milk protein. That includes the obvious cheese/milk, but also a lot of breads and packaged foods. To add to it, I can’t eat anything with soy.

Because of the strictness of the dairy/soy ban, Hubs and I figure this might be a good time to try the paleo diet… For the next 8 months.

Woof.

I already miss cheese. Yummy, Melty cheese.

But I’m going to stay positive.

Wish me luck!!

Here’s the extensive list of dairy no-no’s…

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But here’s what makes it totally worth it…

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