First I want to say thanks! My baby and I had trouble breastfeeding at first but with assistance from you guys and a lactation consultant and a lot of tears and practice we were able to establish a good amount of breastfeeding. I still had to supplement my hungry boy with formula but I am his primary source of nutrition and it is wonderful.
I went to the emergency room last night with severe upper abdominal pain and an ultrasound revealed that I have gallstones. I am not sick - no fever, no jaundice - so it's not an immediate thing, but I will eventually need surgery. That will mean a week of downtime while I am recovering with meds and pain killers.
My range of food until I have the surgery is pretty limited, but I want any ideas you guys might have about foods that are safe to eat and good for baby too. To give you an idea about what I can't have:
No red meat
No eggs, milk, butter or other dairy
No refined sugar
No leafy vegetabes
No vegetables with 'skins' (i.e., corn kernels, peas)
No fried foods of any kind
Things that are permitted:
sweet potatoes (yay!)
cold water fish
omega 3 oils
Looking at the list above, would it be better to put off the surgery and subsist on this food or should I go ahead and have it and get back to regular food? Can the stuff I can eat now sustain good lactation?