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    Default how quickly can you tell if foods you're eating bother your LO?

    i have read about people who have mentioned that they eat certain foods and they can tell that the food bothers their LO. this may be a stupid question, but how quickly can you tell if foods you're eating bother your LO? does it occur like an hour after eating? a day after eating?!?! for me it seems to difficult to tell what might bother my LO and how soon after eating it that i could see some symptoms in my LO.

    also, what would you look for to know if certain foods i'm eating are bothering him?

    thanks!

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    Default Re: how quickly can you tell if foods you're eating bother your LO?



    I think one of the best indicators is, did what you ate make you gassy, or have heartburn? has it ever caused it in the past? the "known" foods are what I try to avoid most of all. Usually, if my LO is going to be affected by a food it happens within a few hours of my eating

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    Default Re: how quickly can you tell if foods you're eating bother your LO?

    One of the best ways to tell if what you're eating is bothering your lo is to use a food diary. Write down everything you eat, and also write down any symptoms your baby has. Pretty soon, if the culprit is a food you're eating, you'll notice a pattern emerge.

    More info:
    http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/mom/mom-diet.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/gassybaby.html
    http://www.askdrsears.com/html/4/t041800.asp
    www.llli.org/llleaderweb/LV/LVAugSep97p75.html

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    Default Re: how quickly can you tell if foods you're eating bother your LO?

    For me, it was a few hours. But, mine was pretty easy to spot, since I rarely drank caffeine, and when I did, it bothered my son.

    A food diary is a good idea. It helped me track down some food sensitivities in my toddler!

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