I am not a food blogger; to be honest, you would probably be bored by the food I eat. For example, I have the same thing every single morning (except when I'm pregnant and it makes me sick.) I eat a cup of fiber one cereal, with cut up fruit, and skim milk and when I'm nursing like I am right now I add two tbsp of peanut or almond butter. Yum Yum!
Anyway, today marks a beginning to a new journey with me and food, a first for me for sure. By now all of you know that we are having a terrible time with Adelyn's reflux and it was suggested to me that I cut out dairy in order to see if she has a milk aversion. If she had a full blow milk allergy she would have blood in her stools or a rash or something like that and she doesn't but her system could not digest it easily or something so I say it is worth a try to see if it helps. I am going to try this for two weeks. Two weeks without dairy is going to be hard. This means no milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream but I can do it to see if it helps my sweet Adelyn. I know some of you must be thinking, why would you not just give up nursing to see if that helps. Well, that has crossed my mind but I have multiple reasons for not doing this and I will share since you asked. :) 1) There is no guarantee it would help and we all know breast milk is better for baby than formula and since she is gaining weight etc the doctor has encouraged me multiple times not to quit 2) I do not want formula stains and spit up everywhere 3) She won't take a bottle right now. We have tried 3 different kinds as of now. We are still tying. This is by far the best reason. Ok so you see my dilemma. So, this morning on my no dairy diet I had my "cereal" only I did not put milk in it. Weird but hope it helps.
Ok, so going along with the food theme in this blog post. I have some favorites that I want to share with you. I have trouble at lunch time, nursing, feeding Annabelle and eating myself so I started buying these healthy choice all natural meals and I looove them! They have 300-350 calories and they have real ingredients and no preservatives!We also love sweet potatoes at our house! I bake them with some EVOO and sea salt and pepper. Did you know that sweet potatoes and broccoli have the most vitamins in them of any food.Annabelle and I also like this organic yogurt! We put all kinds of things in it like granola and fruit. The only thing about this particular kind that is not great is the amount of sugar but hey in moderation it's great!Lastly, I don't know where we'd be without granola! We love it! We can eat it for breakfast, in our yogurt, for a snack or even for dessert! This is a picture of the homemade kind but we also like Cascadian Farms.Thank you so much for all your comments etc. I cannot tell you how much all the encouraging words mean to me. It is just so nice to know that people care and understand. We go back to the doctor tomorrow. Please pray for wisdom for the doctor and us as we continue to search for answers.