I must laugh honestly. It would seem that I have to go through a trial with each child of mine. Then again, when in life is there not trials? 😉
With Jeremiah it was serious colic, constipation (could not go poop on his own period for 11 months), gas and sleepiness (due to the problems mentioned).
With Noah, I shot myself in the foot by letting him sleep in bed with my husband and me. Almost 2 years later, it ended up taking a month or more to break the habit. Not to mention, having not worked harder on getting him to take solids, I ended up breastfeeding him exclusively for 18 months. That is NO solids because he just wouldn’t eat anything else.. It was hard. Although if I HAD to pick, I would do Noah over again. Jeremiah was harder to deal with. 😉
So now with child number 3, what next right? Diarrhea. Never dealt with this one. But with this one comes challenges and more dying to self and the things I want to do.
Mainly, cloth diapering and then yet another child I need to research a cause for.
I do not truly have enough cloth to full time diaper her, BUT I seriously don’t have enough for a baby that has watery poop in just about EVERY diaper! So in order to bring less stress, I moved to disposable. It was annoying, had to give up something (for now) that I REALLY wanted to do, but had to let go.
With her pooping all the time, I had to figure out what was causing it. With Noah, he would spit up all the time. I soon realized I needed to eliminate all corn and broccoli. He never spit up pretty much after that. Abby is a bit harder.. I feel for the girl.
It started with a rash. Sure she pooped a lot, but I figured it was just the normal breastfed poop. But the rash started to smell like fresh bread. Totally weirded me out. To combat the rash I got a cream and used corn starch. Sadly over night the rash blossomed. Little did I know, I fed a yeast infection, therefore making it worse.. Poor Abby. A call to the doctor and some Jock Itch cream (haha), yeast infection fixed, but rash still coming because of the watery poop.
I now truly realize she has diarrhea. It’s not sickness, but SOMETHING I am eating. I am not in the process of figuring out what I am eating that is causing this.
Anyone else had issues like this when breastfeeding?
What did you do to find out what the cause was?