Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Breastfeeding...Moooooo

Good news! Breastfeeding is totally "working" for us this time! (if you want to read about my journey through breastfeeding with Makenzie, here it is). Eisley latched on like a pro and hasn't let go since...I'm not joking...okay maybe I'm exaggerating a little bit, but seriously this kid would probably live on my breast if I let her. Some days I just feel like a cow.

Speaking of cows, while I may feel like a cow, we recently found out that I can have nothing made from a cow...that is, Eisley has a sensitivity to milk protein. Don't believe me? This is what most days look like at our house...

So I basically can't eat anything I love. No creamy pastas, no salads with ranch dressing (you know I eat a salad just so I can have fresh buttermilk ranch!), no yogurt, no milk chocolate, NO STARBUCKS PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES!!!! Seriously guys, I LOVE dairy, like A LOT. As a family we LOVE cheese, and that's probably the hardest thing for me to avoid. Whenever I make a recipe that calls for cheese, I add extra because we LOVE cheese. I have been craving a giant, extra cheesy pizza for a week now and I know I'll be craving it for at least a few more months.

At first I was skeptical about the whole milk protein sensitivity thing, then the other day I ate some blue cheese meatballs without thinking and the next day was insanity! Eisley was spitting up something fierce, she was crying ALL DAY LONG and was not sleeping at all. Last night I was about to give up because she was still so crabby, crying all day long and I just wanted a darn cheese pizza! But today she was a whole new baby. I am praying it wasn't just a fluke but she took a THREE hour morning nap...I actually ate breakfast AND lunch and did my devotions without a screaming baby in my arms. Then I did a project with Makenzie and cleaned a bunch. It was awesome! The rest of the day she cried off and on, but it was a normal baby cry, not her 0 to 60, "I'm gonna die!!!" cry. It was an awesome day and I'm so hoping for another and another and another...

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  1. When I was nursing Matt I also felt like a cow. In fact one time at about 2 in the morning I was nursing...again...and Mike woke up and rolled over and I moo'd at him. He rolled right back over. Ha. But Matt had a sensitivity to garlic. Whenever I ate anything with Garlic he was a nightmare the following day. To add to my frustration, there are SO many things that just list "spices" in the ingredients list. So I had to avoid a lot of my favorite foods. The good news is after he was about six months old his sensitivity to my breast milk decreased. His eating schedule was more predictable so I didn't feel like I was nursing ALL the time. Hang in there. This season will be over before you know it. And you will probably miss nursing her. I promise.

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  2. Alicia - there is hope for creamy pasta without dairy! Look into Cashew Cream - made with raw cashews and water. It can really cream up soups and pastas. You will never replace cheese (!) but at least you can make creamy sauces and such. There are lots of ideas when you can't have dairy. If you want more info let me know! We have "chatted" food before on your Aunt T's FB page.....She knows I'm against dairy. . . she loves me anyway ;-}
    Congrats on your beautiful baby girl!!
    Enjoy!

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  6. Just wanted to say Congratulations! I loved reading your birth story and all about your life with 2 girls. Just wait until they start playing together! It's so wonderful to watch.

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