Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sacrifices That Really Aren't

I took Aven to the doctor yesterday because she had some blood in her stool, which really freaked me out. First, she weighs 11 lbs. 5 oz.- wow! She's getting so big. The only time she looks small to me anymore is when Ian is holding her. Second, Dr. Dimick thinks she is allergic to dairy. So, for the time being I have to remove all the milk, cheese, ice cream etc. from my diet. Not an easy thing to do. From what I have read this is pretty uncommon in breastfed babies, but more likely to happen to babies from families with a history of dairy allergies. My mom and sister both have this allergy. My mom's allergy is quite extreme, my sister's is fairly mild. The good news is that there is about a 90% chance this allergy won't persist past her 3rd birthday. I may even be able to reintroduce dairy into my diet in a couple months when her digestive tract is a little more mature. This doesn't even feel like a sacrifice to me- just something I'm doing to make sure my daughter is as healthy as possible. It's an interesting opportunity to explore different ways of preparing food. Just tonight I had my first cheese-less pizza. Not too bad.

1 comment:

  1. Dairy would be tough to eliminate because it is integrated into so many foods, but it is worth it to keep Aven healthy. Asian food generally has very little dairy, so now you have an excuse to eat takeout every night!