Just posted a reply on another thread but wanted to start a new one on this:
I read on another board that babies have problems digesting breastmilk/formula/solids until they get the proper enzymes in their tummies. Where do these enzymes come from? I have no idea, but they're apparently not born with them. I would LOVE to know how to help this process along. On the other board (mamasource), one person posted and said they used a portion of a full spectrum enzyme tablet (bought at the health food store), somehow gave it to their infant, and no tummy problems since then. I am too chicken to try it though... my ped would probably think I'm out to lunch but I will ask her tomorrow. Has anyone heard of this?
I know with my babe, she could not tolerate any chocolate via breastmilk until about two weeks ago. And then I had to build up her tolerance. Anyone observe the same sort of thing with off-limits foods in their milk over time?
I am so intrigued by the idea that digestion-related colic could be wiped out with the proper enzymes. About a week ago on NPR I heard a story that said scientists could not observe or gather info on enzymes in people's stomachs until just recently. I wonder if research on colic & enzymes in infants has been done... or maybe is in process...