Yesterday we had another visit to the G.I. for sweet Adeline. The first thing we discussed (besides her being so cute that it made him want another baby and he wanted to take her home) was the reintroduction of wheat and dairy to our diet. I showed him an image of the rash she would get after feeding when I was eating wheat and he said that it was very suspect for an allergy. However, it does not necessarily mean that I can't eat wheat. If she's not responding in pain, but just gets a rash then Dr. Pratt thinks it's okay for me to keep wheat in my diet in order for us both to receive that nutrition (woo-hoo!). In about another month and a half I can add the wheat back in.
In the meantime we'll be trying several new changes. This week Addie will stop taking Prevacid to see if she can function without it. Apparently, babies with food allergies often react to something in the liquid Prevacid. Then next week I'll reintroduce eggs, and the following week corn will be added back into my diet. He would also like me to start her on rice cereal and pureed fruits and veggies over the next month. A lot to digest--mentally and physically =). He does not plan on putting dairy back in our diet as most kids with a wheat allergy also react to dairy.
We also discussed my milk supply as both the doctor and I support continued nursing. He wanted to make sure I was producing enough and when I told him how many ounces I get when I pump he was in awe, exclaiming that I was like Bessie the cow, haha. He also performed a physical exam on Addie and noted that her skin looked better, minus a small rash on her neck. When he flipped her over on her belly, which she's not a fan of, he noted--for the third time--that she has quite the temper, ha. We will head back to Dr. Pratt in one month to discuss the results of all these changes.
As we were waiting for his nurse to come in with our written instructions, Adeline had a ball playing with the paper on the exam table. Here is a video of her playing:
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My mother used to tell me, "you are what you eat." I never thought that what YOU eat will determine how Addie feels - you're both suffering!
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