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I already polled the midwife, he's asking the naturopath tomorrow, but I wanted to check personal experiences too ...<br><br>
We're due "any minute" and plan to breastfeed. It's my first (so excited).<br><br>
Last week, we found out that he has significant food sensitivites (did the blood test, A1E or A1g or something): Egg white and yolk, cow whey, casein, peanuts, almonds. Cheddar and mozzarella, along with goat cheese, are OK.<br><br>
So ... do I need to limit the foods that HE is sensitive to, while I breastfeed our son? For how long, and to what degree?<br><br>
At what points, and how, do I "check" to see if our son is tolerant to my eating these things?<br><br>
We're waiting on my results ... with our luck, I'll be sensitive to goat milk, cheddar, and mozzarella <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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As a rule, the most common food/protein for a baby to be sensitive to through breastmilk is dairy/casein, peanuts, and tree nuts. I would consider removing casein/dairy before LO arrives and introducing it later. IMHO, it's much easier to eliminate now rather than when DC appears to be having a reaction. It can take as long as 2 weeks to eliminate completely proteins from your system as well as DC's.<br><br>
My DS is highly sensitive to multiple foods through my breastmilk but he is not allergic. I saw some improvement within a couple days, but it took a full 15 days before DS finally seemed completely comfortable.
 

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Thank you. The midwife suggested I limit, and then only eat every few days and see what happens. I'm a dairy fiend so while I've been warned hard not to eliminate now (at 38+weeks) I'm cutting back. Strangely I've had an aversion to peanuts and almonds as it is.<br><br>
Anyway - I appreciate the real life testament.
 

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Aversions or extreme cravings for foods are often our body's way of trying to get a message to us about food allergies/sensitivities, either in our self or in the babe's we are carrying.<br><br>
I would avoid the things you can and limit as much as possible now.<br><br>
My DD was dairy sensitive for 10ish months so I cut out all dairy, whey, casein, and trace. I am sensitive as well (but not to the extent that she was) and my DH was very sensitive as an infant...was only breastfed for 6 weeks and had to be put on soy formula when his mom made the switch (was vomiting up regular formula).
 
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