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We're having problems with caffeine, dairy, wheat/yeast/bread-type stuff and now eggs here. It stinks, and I'm terrified that it's going to turn to full-on allergies stuff with eczema and asthma and what-have-you.<br><br>
Anyone else? And if so, what are you eating?
 

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Ok. I am free of dairy, eggs, nuts, seafood and shellfish.<br><br>
With DS1 I tried elimination diet. And ate:<br>
sweet potato<br>
turkey (deli and roast)<br>
water<br>
rice (brown and white)<br>
Rice cereal<br>
Rice puffs<br>
That lasted a few days....<br><br>
Now I am in a good groove of no allergens...<br><br>
lots of fruit and veggies, meat, potatoes etc etc<br><br>
gotta run...... DS1 freaking out!
 

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I did this last time (we had AWFUL colic issues with my son). We have a lot of gas issues this time around, but I just read on Kellymom.com that it is rarely attributed to what you eat and that most babies are fine with most things you eat. How would one know if it is possibly attributed to something they're eating?
 

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Thankfully I haven't had any problems with food sensitivities, but I know some people have done a blood test called an Eliza (sp) that seems to be very accurate, unlike the skin prick test. It indicates sensitivities and allergies. I know some women have gotten their insurance to cover it as well. Just a thought for you poor ladies! I would hate to eliminate things from my diet! What a pain in the butt- esp. with a newborn when cooking is already difficult!
 

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i had no probs w/my first but i'm now starting to think of it w/the new one.<br><br>
she just cries sometimes and i don't know why. she just suddenly screams and doesn't need any of the usual things...<br><br>
i just stopped any chocolate and cauliflower, broccoli, i've been meaning to look up the things to try and avoid. i'm fairly low dairy but that's a good one to get rid of next.<br><br>
good luck mamas!
 

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i've given up all dairy. if bear still has blood in his stools next week, i'll have to think of something else. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/guilty.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="guilty">
 

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zulupetalz, my ordinarily calm, laid-back boy has screaming fits where he can't get comfortable- head back, fists clenched and desperation. When I stopped drinking coke it got better, except for days when I ate pizza. Or eggs <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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my dd had very strange stools after her meconium passed. her diaper would be very wet with what looked like dried out tea leaves for stool. this progressed to large chunks of mucous and blood. and she would scream constantly. dh has ulcerative colitis so we were very concerned and dd ended up at the gastroenterologist office at 2 mo. basically her intestines were immature and could not handle what i was eating.<br><br>
i had to eliminate:<br><br>
dairy<br>
eggs<br>
wheat<br>
nuts<br>
citrus<br>
berries<br>
tomato<br>
soy (don't eat it anyway)<br>
cruciferous veggies<br><br>
Ash has started to pass the same type of stools, so i have once again embarked on an elim diet. i live on eggs, nuts & raw dairy, so it really sucks.<br><br>
here's what i eat:<br><br>
potatoes & meat (ham, sausage, bacon) in the am<br><br>
i always have shredded meat around and there's lots of things i can do with it.<br><br>
other staples:<br><br>
avocados<br>
beans<br>
oatmeal<br>
rice<br><br>
hth!
 

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So I've always been fairly restrictive, but have rarely eliminated foods entirely during late pregnancy/early nursing. In the case of Bear, I eliminated seafood and shellfish entirely as they were absolutely repulsive to me during pregnancy; Likewise wine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Most things, though, I've just limited greatly, and been very cautious about. Recently I've eliminated dairy... and earlier this week I got a phone call from the doctor who saw Bear, after she spoke with the pediatric gastroenterologist again. I've now been asked to completely eliminate:<br><br>
Dairy<br>
seafood<br>
shellfish<br>
peanuts<br>
tree nuts<br>
soy<br>
nightshade fruits (tomatos, blueberries, eggplant)<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">: I'm hungry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: I'll be having butterless cream of wheat this weekend, that's for sure. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/mecry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="crying">
 

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Cream of wheat is semolina, right? At least you've still got the grains in your diet... we're having a roast leg of lamb with butterbean mash, broccoli and roasted carrots. Falafel are also the answer to everything, I find...
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> So ironic-- when Bean was tiny, I'd given up falafel and several kinds of beans as an extra precaution (not knowing what particular variety of G-6-PD deficiency he had; being very mixed can make such things far more difficult to determine). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Now, though, I know he can handle most of them, therefore even if Bear is likewise deficient, he can handle them, too.<br><br>
Yah, I have no idea what will happen if i have to give up wheat.. and gluten... there's gluten in wheat, oats, and barely (which I love) as well as rye (which I can easily live without-- blech). <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Yeesh.<br><br>
They're doing allergy tests on Bear's stools, and if they're negative I can go back to eating what I like.. but yeesh.
 

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My Little One is doing a lot of spitting up and I was afraid it was my love for spicy foods. My pediatrician suggested that it is most likely that her stomach has not developed the stretching/expanding reflex (yet) and her tank is simply too full. But, you have given me something to think about. Fortunately my boys are relatively allergy free ( oldest environmental and youngest exema and sensitive skin ) but, I'm going to pay a bit more attention to what I'm eating.<br><br>
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us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> Unfortunately we are sensitive to Gain laundry detergent, bleach(yeah I know not really earthy crunchy but we had stink issues a while back with my toddler's diapers), fleece, dairy, caffeine, and citrus.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry">
 

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Giving up caffeine tomorrow. I'm already missing that much-needed coffee boost!<br><br>
Hugs to all of you mamas dealing with needing to eliminate so much.
 

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I'm about to start. I haven't been able to shake this awful systemic yeast, and after a couple weeks of thrush with DD there is *no way* I want there to be any chance of her getting it again. I guess it doesn't bother most babies, but she just screamed all. the. time. I'm really worried, I've heard the anti- yeast diet is *very* restrictive, and we're already vegan. I know you can't have any yeast, or carbs so no wheat, rice, gluten, fruit, sugar, oats, rye, baked goods, fermented foods, potatoes, soy sauce, sprouts, pickles, vinegar, alcohol, barley, chocolate, nut butter.. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bawling.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bawl"> I just don't know how I've going to do it yet.. hopefully I can find a good reference.. I've done so much crap for this yeast already, I just want it *gone*
 

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Well, i get a brief respite from the insanity of the diet while Bear's on Alimentum and I'm on obscenely powerful antibiotics and antinausea drugs. Oh yeah-- I get a break from the insanely restrictive diet and I can't keep anything down that's too interesting. Ain't life grand? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shake.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shake">
 

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I forgot to update- it looks like our problem was purely oversupply because we haven't had a good spitting up episode in weeks. So I have my dairy back, and coffee, but I have successfully weaned myself off Pepsi Max!!! Yay!!!!! So far his skin is clear too, so it could be that we aren't going to be doing the eczema dance with him. And if we do, we'll deal with it anyhow- I just don't want to.
 
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