Sunday, April 5, 2009

Deja Vu


Well we discovered in the last four days that Hayven shares in his brothers allergy to milk & soy. My perfect little baby began his violent, painful screaming just days ago. Fortunately his stomach pains have not been as bad as Rylans were. But anytime your baby is in pain is too frequent! Then I started noticing the blood in his stool as well. We are going to the pediatrician on Monday. My heart is truly broken because I cut the dairy out weeks prior to his birth. With Rylan it was discovered at six months so I guess by that time he had built up a tolerance to foods I was eating containing dairy. Things you wouldn't think to check, like a Nutrigrain bar. But this time I am having to micro-manage my diet. So I have to go and get special bread & read ALL the ingredients to make sure there is nothing with soybean oil, any kind of milk, or whey. I am totally bummed as I am already loosing weight rapidly. I was underweight after cutting dairy from my diet with Rylan, which for me is really bad because I am so small to begin with. But I found some really good sites & even a women who has a blog that contains recipes & food ideas for nursing moms whose children have these allergies. I figure if I have to I will make myself a schedule & just eat the same things all time. But most importantly I am concerned about Hayven. The last two days I have made sure nothing contained anything that would upset his tummy. But he is still having mucus, bloody, painful stools & gas. I am really hoping that it is not something more than dairy, such as eggs or nuts. He is still such a wonderful, sweet little baby. I feel so bad for him & it is really hard not to blame myself when I know it is my milk that is hurting him. Many people might wonder why not just put him on formula? Well, the only one that he can have would be Nutramagen & it is not only nasty as all get out, but out of our budget right now. Though if push comes to shove, & after seeing the doctor on Monday, we might be faced with making that decision. I love nursing & it would be very hard for me to give that up. I am convinced of all the benefits of nursing & really hope formula doesn't turn out to be the best alternative. (though I have nothing against those who choose to formula feed their babies, this is just a personal decision that I feel is best for my babies.) So please keep Hayven in your prayers for us.

11 comments:

Nathaly said...

Oh, Faith, I am so so sorry. What a difficult thing to have to deal with. Hopefully it's just milk and soy. Keep us updated on what the doctor says. I'll email you a link to a website that sells dairy free, soy free foods.

mattandhonor said...

Good luck Faith-that has to be soo hard! Hang in there-I hope they find something that will help you and Hayven tomorrow. Let me know if I can help you!

Michelle said...

Oh no! And we thought that this time we would not have to worry about an allergy. Poor wee thing. You must be so upset. I was glad to hear that it is a little better than what Rylan had to go through. Keep me posted on what we can do to help. We love you.

Faith said...

I am actually hoping some of it might be viral as well. I was noticing in the last day that his stools are green & instaed of being seedy they are more like cottage cheesy w/ the mucus & blood. I am only telling this info b/c I was hoping maybe someone had experienced this before or had some advice on it so sorry of rthe descriptive poop report. :)

Dahle Pinata said...

Hey, I wish things were better for Hayven and I hope that you can continue nursing him. your family is with us in our prayers. PLEASE let me know if you need anything. I would love to visit or help in any way when you are ready.

Happy said...

Oh you poor thingS! I am so sorry to hear this!! You guys will definitely be in our prayers.

Janet said...

Hayven is in our family prayers. I hope that this will pass quickly. He is such a cute little guy!!

Carley said...

What a cute family you have. Good luck with the Dr. Hopefully you can still breast feed. I didn't get that opportunity with Nate, maybe next time.

Krissy said...

Aw, Faith, that's so sad! I'm so sorry. I haven't gotten to tell you congrats on Hayven's birth, though. :) He is just precious!

America said...

I'm sorry to hear that! I hope that things get better! We'll keep you guys in our prayers!

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