I've been doing the Sears elimination diet for 3 weeks to try and help DS, who is now 8 weeks old. I've eaten almost exclusively squash (yellow summer squash and zucchini), sweet potatoes, potatoes, rice, pears, and chicken. Only water to drink. Olive oil to cook, and salt & pepper to season. I substituted chicken for turkey since I have good quality chicken available to me locally and not turkey. I quit eating rice in the last week or so because I thought maybe it was causing some issues. The more I research this, the more I am convinced that DS has some type of sensitivity/allergy. He seems to have a lot of the symptoms of reflux as listed here.
I'm now thinking that I need to go through and eliminate each item I am currently eating one at a time to see if any of those are causing an issue. But, what item should I start with? How likely is chicken to be the culprit? I know that it could be anything, so I'm guessing one of the things I am still eating is the issue.
If I stop eating chicken, given that I'm only eating the items listed above, what can I eat to be sure I am getting enough protein and nutrition in general? I am exclusively breastfeeding, and I have a hard time not feeling hungry as it is. My supply seems to be doing okay thus far, but I don't want to jeopardize that, or my energy, while caring for a high needs baby.
Other things I have eaten a few times over the past 2 weeks include: beef (plain ground beef patty), peaches, quiona, bacon, and ham. The beef and quinoa were eaten around the same time, and one or the other seemed to have made DS a lot worse. I had another beef patty tonight, and now DS has been horribly upset for the last few hours.... so I'm leaning towards beef being an issue, but I'm a little leery of trying the quiona again just in case....
Any advice on how to go about this next phase and keep myself alive?