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So are you going off of those foods AND doing the things she prescribed (probiotics and yeast fighter)?
Does she have a dairy intolerance or allergy?
All the things she tested positive for are top allergens (except the corn, which is a top intolerance) so it wouldn't surprise me if those were problem foods.
Is she on solids yet or still just BFing?
Running out the door. Remind me, if I don't come back today. Here is a respected resource about L-glutamine: http://www.innvista.com/health/nutri...o/glutamin.htm
CLO source is an issue with soy.
Probiotic source is an issue with dairy.
Biotin is an issue if there are mercury issues in you or baby.
I'd hold off on rice or any grains when having major allergy issues.
I'd consider baby IgE to dairy, until a skin prick test with medical support available, tells otherwise. I would avoid ALL dairy casein completely.
P.S. Punchy Kaby, what an interesting observation with the vit A and D and CLO. thanks for sharing!
Yes, L-glutamine can cause crankiness and restlessness at night. It is an amino acid which is a primary fuel that the intestinal lining uses to repair itself.
Pharmax recommends the Neonate with lactose for the dairy intolerant. It does not contain the dairy protein casein. The probiotic strains (human strains, not bovine or soil or GMO) are grown on agar.
The company and the dieticians at Rockwell have a good track record. I think you should ask about your practitioner's experience with these probiotics before you dismiss them automatically. It's entirely possible they've been through this issue before.
RE: low milk supply
Are you taking a calcium/mag. supplement? My milk supply went very low when I was dairy free and missed taking my supplements.
What are the fats in your diet? Quality fats are very important as they directly relate to type and amount of fat in your milk.
Mom to DS born 6/09 and DS2 born 6/12
A few questions - how do you know your milk supply is dwindling - because your DD is still hungry after nursing, or because she's not gaining weight? Not gaining is a common symptom of food intolerances and poor digestion around here (as is wanting to nurse all the time).
Personally, I'd be cautious on the l-glutamine, and cautious on directly supping most of those things except probiotics for your babe. If you take the CLO, the vites and EFAs will pass in your bm. I *think* l-glutamine will as well. For CLO, I'd pick a non-flavored one (no point adding more variables) - and the Carlson one I don't *think* has vitamins added back to it, so it's likely she just recommended it for the EFAs and not the vites.
But the primary thing I think is important for gut healing is getting rid of all the irritations. Sounds like you've pulled some of the common allergens/intolerances, but not all (not gluten, for example). I'd start eliminating foods from your diets and trying to find baseline that way, not just relying on doc testing (although I think that can be helpful).
For yeast, do you think you have a yeast issue? You might try probiotics for yourself as well...
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