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Understanding Why Your Breastfed Baby May Be Upset and Spitting Up
When I was pregnant with my third, I thought that I was fairly ready to have my baby and confident in being ready to see and care for my little boy. However, after a little while of having my little boy at home we came upon the problem of my little guy throwing up everything he just ate almost every time he would nurse. He would then be automatically fussy because he was hungry. I have had one half and half breastfed/formula fed baby and one fully breastfed baby before our third little boy. I didn’t want to give up on nursing right away but also didn’t want my little guy to be hungry. As a parent we worry and never want anything bad to happen to our babies. This had been very concerning and thought that there had to be something that we could do to help him feel better. Sometimes he would be just fine in nursing without spitting up and other times he would spit up everything. That’s when, with help and research I found that If I took out dairy, my baby would not vomit or have an upset stomach. Simple as that.
As always, if you or your baby is having any problems, it is best to seek professional medical advice. This is just what worked for me and my baby.
As a person that loves cheese on pretty much everything and cooks with butter all the time, it took some adjustments to change to a new way of eating. Dairy is in everything! I never realized how many things would have dairy that on occasion I’d slip and not remember to check a label and again, my little guy would spit up. For whatever reason though, the grated parmesan cheese that you put on pizza didn’t upset his stomach at all. So this is still making me wonder if that means it is really cheese lol. Also, don’t make the mistake I did in thinking I could just change my milk to the lactose free kind. It is the proteins in the milk that make babies sensitive to the milk not just lactose. When a family member watched him on occasion I bought him the dairy-free formulas as well.
A small thing like changing that one part of my diet helped my little guy gain plenty of weight, be a happy and healthy baby. He actually ended up being my chubbiest baby out of the three. He is 3 years old now and still has some problems with having larger quantities of dairy. I’m not sure if he will deal with that the rest of his life but I am thankful we found the one simple solution to help make him more comfortable.
Mommy picks for yummy treats dairy-free
- Cheese: “Daiya” and “Follow Your Heart”, these were the two brands that I found I could eat that I didn’t mind eating with them being dairy free. (Also the grated parmesan as stated above 😉
- Ice Cream: “Ben and Jerry’s” Non-Dairy Chocolate Fudge and “So Delicious” Snickerdoodle
- Pudding: “Wayfare” Chocolate, vanilla, and butterscotch
My little guy has loved eating Wayfare pudding instead of the popular Snack Packs. I wish I had these during the time I was nursing. I stopped eating dairy-free after I stopped nursing my baby but as he’s grown up and having to choose snacks that he can eat and enjoy without a stomach ache is very hard to find. My other two kiddos love pudding, and I hardly bought it because I didn’t want Aaron to feel left out. Now I can give him a Wayfare pudding that he enjoys and not feel left out anymore. I love that their pudding and other products are free from the top 10 allergens, plant based, Certified Organic, kosher, vegan, and gluten free.
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I hope this has helped you and your little one. The little things make the biggest difference.
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