I was diagnosed with celiac disease back in 2003. Wow, that's kind of a long time ago. It's weird that it's 2012 now, right? Anyway, I was diagnosed and have been gluten-free since then. The first few weeks were haaaaaard! But my mom was amazing and so helpful-- doing research, finding and making me food, being super supportive (and remorseful over poisoning me for years and years with her Chex mix... ha!). And recently, it's gotten even easier with companies like General Mills, making gluten-free products that don't turn to sand in your mouth. Yay! I can eat Chex mix now!! :)
So I'm cool with being gluten-free. I mean, I still have cheese. Oh, cheese, I could eat you all day long...
... But not for the next month, minimum. As of yesterday, I'm adding another "free" to my diet: dairy-free.
See, sweet little Brooksy-boy has all sorts of skin issues. You can kind of see his little inflamed cheeks here.
It started with cradle cap, but I'll tell ya-- I cannot get the boy's skin to clear up, even after a couple trips to the dermatologist. So, since I'm nursing, I started to wonder if anything I ate could be exacerbating the issue. So this is kind of my own homegrown science experiment. Let's see what happens if I cut out dairy for a while (I read it's the #1 food sensitivity in breastfed babies...?).
I've made it one day so far! Woohoo! Though, full-disclosure, I may have slipped some creamer into my coffee yesterday morning, so we could all make it through the day. ;)
Any tips out there? What's good? I could use all the help I can get!