Originally Posted by ethan&elishappymom
Whome - thanks for responding. I don't think it is a fore/hind milk problem. I only nurse one side per feeding hoping to avoid that. If there is a way to know for sure, I would love to find out. What all are you doing? Are you doing things for specific problems that you are facing in your own gut, or are you just doing general healing things to promote the healthiest gut possible for yourself?
what is the scd?
SCD is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet
, one way that is supposed to heal a leaky gut, and that many here seem to have had success with. I managed it for about a week or two but then found myself eating coconut oil and honey straight from the jars, and my pre-pregnancy pants suddenly fit again. So now I'm eating (very limited) grains.
The reason I mention the for/hind milk issue is because I thought I was safe (always just nursed one side per feeding, unless that side was absolutely empty and dd was trying to fall asleep), but then dh found someone's post on another board about how her dc's 'dairy sensitivity' was just an imbalance all along. I tried block nursing (4-6 hours per side), and within a couple of days, poop was back to normal. Course it only lasted a little while, but at least that tiny portion of the mystery was solved. It's such an easy thing to do, and I've never had supply issues, so I figured it couldn't hurt. I think that if you notice a big difference in the appearance of your foremilk vs your hindmilk, then your dc may be more susceptible to an imbalance.
Right now, I'm assuming my gut leaks because dd has multiple sensitivities through my milk, and so I'm trying to fix it.
-I'm taking probiotics (because we're still iffy on dairy and I haven't figured out non-dairy yogurt yet). But will soon get back to water kefir.
-I'm thinking about enzymes, but haven't gone there yet.
-I have CLO for myself, but can't bring myself to take it.
-I'm getting nutrient levels tested to try to address deficiencies.
-I'm researching nutrient interactions and working on a program to keep track of my own intake so as not to create new deficiencies/best fix the existing ones.
-Everything is homemade from scratch with ingredients from the farmers market (I'm lucky, they're year round here) and/or direct from the farm (we have a freezer full of grassfed beef and will soon have a source for pastured eggs!)
-I want to experiment with eating clay to help with any detox effects and to buffer any food reactions. I've been looking for a local source for it, but if the stores don't have it when I check today, I'll be ordering online.
-oh yeah, and lots of gelatin and lots of fiber!
Before I started this path, I never would have guessed I had a leaky gut (I guess I still don't know for sure either) but I've noticed many changes for the better. And the more I learn, the more I realize I have symptoms I didn't think were symptoms!