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?