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Dec 23, 2009
Breastfeeding & Mom's Diet
My wife has cut out cow's milk now for a couple weeks and we feel we've seen improvements in our twin's gassiness and general fussiness, but we have a couple quick questions: 1) Can she drink goat milk or eat goat chese? 2) She has been keeping a food journal, and we're wondering how long the foods she eat take to show up in breastmilk? i.e. if we're looking back for the culprit responsible for a bad night, how far back does it make sense to look? Thanks!
Dec 23, 2009
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
i think you may find the jury to be out on the goat's milk. some say it is okay for them and others say it is not. goats milk is so similar in protein makeup to cows milk that usually if babies are really sensitive they will react to it as well.

Have you looked up They have some really good info on their website which will give you the best info to answer your questions. But in my experience with Emily, when i was on the strictest elimination diet, any new introduction that day would cause agony within a few hours.

There are some things that take time to "build up" in their systems. see if over the past week she has eaten more of one food or food group, then usual, that could be the case too.

then again from my experience, bad days/nights just happen too. ANYTHING could be responsible even if not related to mom's diet. think of things other then breastfeeding to be the cause as well. (i'm sure you are, but if she was like me I was OBSESSED that it was me and my diet hurting my baby that i didn't think it may be teeth or clothes or routine mess up, ect...) tell her just to make note of possibilities and if the bad nights happen again i would take the food out and see what happens.
Check with your
doctor first!