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So I just got home from the chiropractor. It was my first visit with her and she's also an applied kinesiologist, so she did some muscle testing on a bunch of different things and she believes that I have some intolerance to dairy and gluten. So she wants me to completely cut them out for three weeks and then slowly add things back in to see what I can tolerate.
While I want to believe that this is a bunch of hooey, I know that I've been having a lot of intestinal discomfort, to the point that I think it's keeping me from feeling the baby a lot. So I'm willing to try it for three weeks and see if it helps. Fortunately I work in a store that sells a ton of alternatives to those so it shouldn't be too much of a hardship. But I LOVE milk! I probably have been drinking close to half a gallon a day since I got pregnant. Which might be what's causing the problem, I guess...
I had to cut out all dairy and wheat from my diet when I was breast feeding my last two little ones. A YEAR with out dairy and wheat. I tolerate wheat and dairy fine, but my little ones get GI upset and green mucousy stools when I have dairy and/or wheat in my diet. It is doable, but you lose a lot of what you normally eat...lol. It is the weirdest thing because my little ones can tolerate wheat and dairy just fine on their own, it is only when it is processed through my body that they have a problem with it. Strange! Hopefully, this little one won't have the same issues.
Good luck... oh and watch you are getting enough Calcium
I'm lactose intolerant, but I just either drink lactaid or take the lactaid pills (I'm allergic to nuts, so almond or coconut milk are not options for me). If you have to cut it out completely, make sure you are getting plenty of calcium from another source. One of the reasons pregnant women have so many teeth problems is because the baby needs a lot of calcium and will take it from mommy's bones if he/she isn't getting enough.
I am allergic to dairy and eat 2 Tums a day to cover my calcium needs. The sugar free almond milk is good. It can be very hard because almost everything you buy has dairy. Good luck & hopefully you will see a difference.
Mom to Jakob (9), Jarrett (8), and Elijah (3) and Tyler born 11/26/2012, DH Cody
**always remembering my 3 angels**