Living a Free Life

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.

One thought on “Living a Free Life

  1. I am really proud of you! Lincoln is so blessed to have such a wonderful Mommy! His Daddy is pretty amazing, too!

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