Originally Posted by bubbles
I am still trying to figure out if there are any other signs of imbalance. The poops actually look good otherwise. They are usually firm and brown except when he eats lots of sweet potatoes
. The sleep and gas are the ones making me wonder.Oh, another thing that makes me think of it is he had some dairy formula for a few months. I had major milk supply issues and was not able to get bm from anyone else. He also had difficulty w/ dairy in my diet (although he had dairy formula as the soy really scared me) that went away after s few months. Could I have really messed up his system? Like I said, I grasp at anything I come along that says it might affect sleep. I soooo want to figure it out as I am one tired mama. I have recently started him on the Nordic Naturals children's clo capsules. It says they are not for children under 2 but I have been giving him half a dose. It is two capsules a day. I need to look at what that translates too. Maybe you can give me a better idea of how much of them he would need? I was erring on the side of caution to be safe. Thanks so much for all your replies as I pursue this for both ds and myself.
As far as formula "messing up his system", maybe, but I truly think for formula to be a problem, the system is messed up to begin with and the true issue is deeper than that, ykwim? Not that formula is at all great but I never had major digestive issues until my late 20's and I was raised on evaporated milk and Karo syrup formula from day 1! (Which is not to say that didn't contribute either.) Would exclusive bm have healed him, maybe.
Sleep is regulated by hormones and neurotransmitters directing the brain and central nervous system. All of which the gut and your nutrition has a hand in. It's really hard to say what exactly the issue is for one particular little one ... just watch and rely on your mama intuition.
See cod liver oil dosing recs here:http://www.westonaprice.org/basicnut...fications.html
Capsules might contain gelatin, which contains glutamine, good for the gut but also known to be a stimulant.