MY CURE FOR COLIC: ALLERGEN-FREE DIET

I posted a video sharing a bit about mine and Bowie’s experience with “colic“ from Week 2-Week 6 of her life and what remedied her tummy troubles and saved my sanity in the process. Colic is tough on baby and on parents so while this may not be the colic cure for every baby, it was for mine and I wanted to share in hopes of sparing other new parents and newborns the same struggle we had!

My Allergen-Free Breastfeeding Diet

NO gluten
NO dairy
NO soy
NO nuts
NO eggs
NO acidic fruit and veg, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, citrus fruits including tomato (I do eat tomato as it didn’t bother Bowie but be cautious when initially trying it)
NO foods that make your milk taste funny. If a food alters the smell of your urine, it likely alters the taste of your milk… I had a bad experience with Bowie after eating asparagus so I’ve stayed away from it ever since!
NO caffeine
NO chocolate
NO chili

What I Eat In A Day While Breastfeeding

Breakfast

Erewhon gluten-free brown rice cereal with unsweetened coconut milk

or

Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free, nut-free oatmeal

Mid-Morning Snack

Gluten-free, nut-free granola with coconut yogurt and fresh berries

or

Green smoothie (2 servings)

  • 1 banana

  • 1-2 handfuls of frozen berries

  • 1-2 cups frozen or fresh spinach

  • 1 heaping spoonful of cashew butter (skip this step if you are first starting, only reintroduce when your baby’s system is clear and see how they react)

  • 2 scoops Milka Lactation powder

  • 2 scoops Vega Vanilla Protein & Greens

  • Half-fill blender with coconut milk and half-fill with water

Lunch

Sandwich made with Udi gluten-free bread, turkey slices, spinach, avocado, slice of dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free swiss cheese from Daiya and yellow mustard

Dinner

Turkey mince sauteed with 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, mushrooms, spinach, pure tomato sauce (be careful as tomato is acidic and may upset baby), parsley, basil and a hint of garlic. I have this over POW! gluten-free lentil pasta and then have the leftovers in corn tortillas for lunch the next day!

or

Beyond Burgers or Sausages with sweet potato fries and a spinach, avocado and tomato salad with a lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper dressing

Dessert

Daiya cheesecake

Drinks

Decaf coffee in the morning

Milky Mamas lactations teas and lemonades at lunch

Water, water, water the rest of the time!