Breast refusal - 3 months old

A baby's refusal to feed is a distressing time. Sometimes the refusal is outright; other times just an extreme fussiness. Usually it is temporary and the baby returns to the breast. Share your experiences and support one another through this tough time here.
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Post by ClOuD_NiNe » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:08 pm

Oh bugger :(
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Post by MamaMagoO? » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:33 am

Hugs Rach. It will be hard but you will get the hang of it. I haven't done a full elimination diet but I am vego and cut out dairy and soy for a while. I was surprise how easy it became once I got the hang of it.... although I am relieved to be able to eat dairy and soy again.
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Post by Gwen's Mum » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:22 pm

((Hugs)) Rachwa, that sounds incredibly tough for you and for H and T. :(

Am I right in thinking that the elimination diet is essentially a kind of diagnostic tool, so once any intolerances have been identified the full elimination diet may no longer apply? I guess for me that would be both the silver lining and the light at the end of the tunnel - if you can get over the hurdle of the full elimination diet phase, you'll have hopefully identified any intolerances and then also be able to reintroduce things that aren't an issue, while protecting against any reactions in H. Glad to hear that you were able to consult with an expert, too, and can access support and good advice that way.

Best of luck for this next phase, and KUP. xx
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Post by Rachwa » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:38 pm

Yes that's exactly right. 2-3 weeks of full elimination diet and then we start challenges. I CAN do this.
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Post by Monicat » Sat Nov 16, 2013 2:39 pm

You can do it Rach, it will be hard, but you can do it xxx
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Post by MamaMagoO? » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:23 pm

Yes you can! We are here for you if you need to vent. And I am sure there are a few with recipes and ideas for you too.
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Post by manomummy » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:36 pm

You can do this. Hopefully his allergies/intolerances are not many.
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Post by fellare » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:46 pm

oh, hugs, that sounds so stressful! You're not a failure, it's not your fault.

I've looked at the elimination diet and yes, it would be hard. Have you got support? Can your dh take some leave?
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Post by Rachwa » Sun Nov 17, 2013 2:55 pm

Unfortunately DH can't take any leave but I can do it all the same. I'm allowing myself a fortnight to get organised, prepare stuff in advance, like stocks from allowed meat and veg and stocking pantry with "safe" items.

He has fed voluntarily today. Poo is still odd - frothy and mucous but he is certainly happier. I feel like we are on to something and things will get better.
DS1 (T) Dec 2010, weaned Dec 2012
DS2 (H) July 2013, milk is in!

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