We've had a visitor in our home the last two weeks or so. This visitor has really overstayed their welcome and I'm more than ready for said visitor to be on their way.
Our visitor's name is Colic.
Colic has taken my beautiful baby girl and turned her into a crying and fussy, beautiful baby girl. After much research I found that she has the classic "cries in the evenings, extra gassy, spit-uppity" colic. It usually hits about 2 weeks after birth. Here's the kicker though...with a premature baby, it doesn't hit until 2 weeks after the due date...not 2 weeks after birth. It's amazing to me that her body knows that and actually, I'm quite grateful. It gave me seven weeks to fall in love with her...before she turned on me. :)
One of the biggest triggers in breastfed babies seems to be the Mom's consumption of dairy products. The hormones in cow products can last in breast milk for 2-3 weeks, so I have to give it up at least that long to see if that's what's causing it. She has her two month old check up next week, so I'm going to talk to her doctor, too, to make sure that I'm on the right track.
Do you have any idea how many things have milk/milk products in them? Ugh. I'm going to be eating meat and salad (with dressing that doesn't contain milk!) for the next forever.
However, I'm just looking at the bright side...I'm on a forced "diet" that will help with my weight loss. Let's hope it works and I'm able to get some more sleep. Not being able to eat cheese AND no sleep...just wouldn't be bearable!