Re: Dairy and Gluten Free diet Question?
Your doc suggested that you eliminate dairy and gluten just because your baby was gassy and spitting up? That's pretty extreme, considering that spit-up and gassiness are entirely normal for young infants, and generally not a sign of intolerance to something in mom's diet.
At this point, I think it's actually a good idea to reintroduce one food group or the other into your diet. Have a big glass of milk or eat a bunch of bread, and then see if the baby has some sort of reaction. If not, consider your elimination diet over. If the baby has what appears to be a reaction (e.g. spitting up), then continue to eat the suspect food and see if the reaction is something that happens every time you have the food. If it is, what you do is up to you. You can go back to doing an elimination diet, or you can decide that the baby's reaction is not severe enough to warrant you starving yourself. IMO, in the vast majority of cases of suspected or known intolerances, there is no reason to do any sort of elimination diet whatsoever. These diets aren't neutral- they really take a toll on the moms! And therefore- again, IMO- they should be reserved for cases in which the baby is failing to thrive and has other symptoms of severe food allergies/intolerances.
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