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05-05-2006, 08:37 PM
Ok, my twins are very, very high raw. Yes, I do incorporate some wholesome yet SAD foods in their diet. But, basically they are much more raw than your average person (let alone child). They can easily go a day being all raw, too.
I started feeding them my homemade flax crackers and now they can not stop pooping. It's very loose, very messy, and I know it's the crackers because it comes out looking just like it did when they eat it (I can see the seeds). Their tushies are getting very red, and I'm tired of doing so much laundry.
I stopped the crackers and incorporated more bananas and even nut milks to try to firm things up. It doesn't seem to be working yet.
Any suggestions? While they are not complaining, they are so gassy and it can't be fun to have those diapers on their tushies.
I'm sure their has to be a resolution other than to stop feeding them fruits and veggies (which I will not do!).
05-05-2006, 09:16 PM
I heard that apples or apple juice firms up your poopoo.
05-05-2006, 10:35 PM
Okay, this isn't an answer...just adding on to your dilema. When my toddler ate flax crackers had the same reaction. Along with the raw butt. I also wondered if they are getting all the benefit of the flax when they aren't chewing it good. So that is my question to add to the mix.
05-05-2006, 11:21 PM
Gosh Debbie, I don't know either. I have experienced the same thing with my children.
I tell you what if you ever know of someone who's constipated all they have to do is eat a bunch of those and drink some water. Gauranteed to work. :p
Maybe someone else will have some ideas that will help all of us.
05-07-2006, 12:17 PM
I've cut out the flax crackers and am adding more bananas. They had sprouted bread, hummus, and corn chips (a whole food corn chip) so far today. I also made them a smoothie with brazil nut milk and banana. I'm hoping this works, I'll let you know.
05-11-2006, 04:58 PM
There is a book called "Raw Kids - Transitioning Children to a Raw Food Diet" by Cheryl Stoycoff. I haven't read the whole thing yet, but it gives good info on raw kids. She has a lot of good insight dealing with children and the raw diet. :)
05-11-2006, 07:49 PM
Now that is helpful. Thanks.
I should add that I'm treating my daughter's diaper rash and eczema with coconut oil both internally and externally.
05-16-2006, 12:03 AM
I would venture to say that the gas problem has to do with eating both cooked & raw. I get the same problem only it's super painful! I have to eat raw or cooked but not at the same time or even close together!
Also maybe try grinding the flax seeds in a coffee grinder & giving it to them that way? My daughter likes it in her oatmeal cereal with fresh almond milk & chopped medjool dates & bananas.
05-16-2006, 11:04 AM
I don't know about babies - what they need to eat, etc. but if you do want to give them flax, the best way IMO is to buy golden flax seeds and grind them in a coffee grinder , best to do right before use - they are most frsh. i usually drink with water (i don't mix it with anything else because it does cause pooping, so i figure i would be missing benefits of other stuff)... but do sprinkle on salds or soups, etc. but it becomes gloopy when wet.
gloopy, rhymes with LOUPIE!! my own baby (dog) who actually enjoys ground flax sprinkled on his raw meat and veg patties....mmmmmm.....yum!
he is a toddler too, almost 2 yrs. heh heh
i have found that www.thegardendiet.com has lots of great info for raw kids!
05-25-2006, 08:01 PM
I was feeding them the flax just because the crackers were yummy, not because I want them to have flax in their diet on a regular basis.
There tummies are fine now. It was about a week long ordeal.
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