On Wednesday I took Monito to the chiropractor. I was hoping that a gentle realignment might help his suck issues. I’m pleased to report that since the session he’s shown a lot of improvement in his ability to latch on to his bottle and suck without gagging, sputtering or gasping. I’m also pleased to report that the chiropractor had a suggestion on how to clear up Monito’s eczema, which has gotten really bad. Unfortunately the suggestion was to cut wheat out of my diet completely.
So I’m going gluten-free for a few weeks.
I’m seriously so over having restrictions in my diet. After two rounds of intensive fertility-friendly diets and two rounds of equally restrictive thrush-combating diets, I’m just DONE with cutting things out. At the same time, I hate seeing the skin on Monito’s face all red and angry. It’s so dry he even has spots that are bleeding. The poor thing! It just looks so painful and I want it to stop. And I’m not ready to stop offering him breast milk so… it’s not wheat for me. (I’ve been treating it with olive oil, Aquafor, shea butter and none of it helps, at least not for long).
I’m not writing this post to bitch about it (though clearly I love me a good rant). Instead, I’m hoping some of you may have some recommendations for products I might check out. My favorite foods are pasta and bread–the two things that are most off-limits with this diet–so if you know of any good gluten-free pasta and bread options please let me know. I have obviously cut out wheat before (all of my restricted diets have cut out wheat, dairy and sugar) so I know of some options but none of them are very good. Maybe there isn’t anything really wonderful out there and I’ll just have to suck it up and live without my favorite foods for a while.
Hey, at least I can still have ice cream!
Strike two breastfeeding. I’m still dealing with thrush, 10 weeks later and now I have to go gluten-free?! One more strike and you are OUT!