Thanks for the replys... I was suspecting that it was not a good idea to detox while pregnant and/or nursing. My plan was to undergo some sort of detoxification once my son weaned. However I got pregnant again before that happened. Like I said, I started learning about all this when a host of health problems started showning up in him... the eczema and food allergies and now the asthma. I can deal with waiting to detox my system since I've learned to deal with my health problems over the years.
So, if not for me, how about my 2 year old? He eats a pretty healthy assortment of foods and I'm trying to incoorporate things that might help him cleanse his system of the things he was exposed to in the womb and from the few vaccines he's had. Specifically heavy metals. I was told that cilantro is excellent for this and since it is a food souce, didn't feel too uneasy about incoorporating a little bit of it into his diet. He doesn't like the taste of it much though and tends to eat around it if he can or he just won't eat the dish. Is there anything else out there?
I guess the best plan for baby #2 and the quality of my breastmilk would be to eat organic whole foods as much as possible. I definately need to up the vegetables, but my midwives have told me to increase my protien to a point that I feel too full for anything else. Plus I'm afraid of eating too much of one thing and giving baby #2 an allergy to that thing. For example, with ds I drank a pint of steamed whole milk every morning instead of coffee... since he is allergic to dairy, we've switched to soy and now I'm wondering if I'm going to make the next kid allergic to soy products. I'm trying to comfort myself by thinking that when you have the genes that make for kids that are very suseptable to allergies the only thing you can do is to have variety in your diet. (and avoid toxins (pesticides, metals, colorings and preservatives... anything else?))
So sorry about rambling on.