Originally Posted by crunchy_mama
Well ladies I found out the most interesting information last night. I was talking to mom, who is fabulous by the way, about Luke and his food issues. I always knew that I had been sick as a child. Mom told me last night that I wouldn't take solids when I was a babe. She said they ended up putting me in the hospital because I was so small and wouldn't eat, she said they acted like she wasn't trying to feed me. However, when they put me in they realized that I wouldn't eat for them either. They advised mom to keep me on the bottle as long as possible, for fear that I would starve. Oh, she also said it started with me just becoming pale and limp. She said they did all kinds of tests but never found anything. I was sick and very small until they removed my tonsils and adenoids. They diagnosed it as developmental growth delay, she said my father was very small until his teenage years- he is now 6 3.
So, I guess this is another piece of the puzzle. After reading Dr. Rapp's book I am wondering if the problems had to do with the fact that we lived in a trailer. Actually, this is reasuring though because at least 1 person irl understands that no, I just cannot wean him, he won't eat. Also, it makes me worry that there is some terrible inherited disease that has gone undiagnosed. Perhaps, we have all just had undiagnosed food allergies. I do hope to figure this all out and get lil' man well.
I often think if the fact that I was raised on the horrid homemade formula recipe of Carnation evaporated milk and Karo syrup doomed me to horrible digestion. Although I was a peaceful happy baby. And I never really had a lot of major stomach problems as a kid, I ate everything. But enough to call my stomach sensitive maybe. The really bad symptoms started when I got massive dental work done 10 years ago, and then again with several months of 3 different antibiotics right before I got pg.
And I wonder how many food allergic kids had moms with thrush problems, it seems to be a common theme lately.
I don't know about genetic food allergies but there's some evidence of it. The Weston Price/Nourishing Traditions theories are that you are best suited to a diet of your ancestors b/c that is what your body is going to be programmed to digest. I'm Irish/Portuguese, so I guess dairy, grains and fish.