And what do I mean by free? I mean dairy and soy free! Through a course of many doctor appointments with our pediatrician, trying dairy free, an incredible amount of vaseline and desitin, and a trip to the GI specialist, we found out that Link has a transitional allergy to soy and dairy. This means that this breastfeeding mama cannot eat anything with soy or dairy in it. I’ve been on this track now for about a month, and so far so okay.
I love cheese. And I like ice cream. And all other food that I might possibly enjoy in my life, most likely has soy and dairy in it. There are 2 great things about this new “diet” though: 1) I am shedding the pounds, and am wearing clothes that I haven’t been able to in years. 2) It’s for Lincoln, who I love more than anything else, so how could I not do it?
Watching Lincoln suffer through about 2 months of bleeding and discomfort was horrible. We had a tough enough time beginning our breastfeeding journey together, and this was just another hurdle for us to jump. I could have chosen to switch to a special formula, but I really felt like breastfeeding was the best choice for our family. And after reading a book called Spilled Milk, I felt even stronger about continuing. And what’s a little loss of foods I like? At the most, I want to do this for a year, which means 7.5 more months of non dairy/soy. This would be doable for anyone. This is easy as Lincoln’s mom.