Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Jersey, the Southern one
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My oldest daughter had random tummy troubles from about that age also. She's now five and things have improved. Things we've learned:
* Definitely an improvement with less dairy in her diet. She's not dairy-free (we love our ice cream in this family!), but she's off milk and prefers not to eat cheese. Yogurt just kills her stomach so I generally don't let her have that. I also find that the dairy+sugar stuff is worse (except ice cream, unless she's not telling me about that because she wants to keep eating it). So, chocolate milk is an instant tummy ache, as is sweetened yogurt.
* Early on, she didn't differentiate between the "I'm going to need to poop soon" feeling and a stomach ache
* I think that we (meaning DD, me, my mom, my grandmom) are prone to displacing our emotional anxiety in our stomachs, so if I help her manage anxiety, she's better.
Stacey teaching teens to read & write... Daddy plays ska, DD1 (7/05) loves trees & princesses, & DD2 (3/10) loves mommy-milk! Please get your kids tested for lead.