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05-09-2006, 10:16 PM
My little girl is usually a content little one and rarely fusses. I have been raw for over a week now and she has started to fuss all the time and have lots of gas. I am having serious detox issues myself. My lips are swelling and itching, I have cold sores coming up, my hands and feet itch so bad that I wake up scratching them. I have a yeast infection and a rash covering both my legs that really itches also. My little boy breastfed until he was 6 months and when I changed my diet back then to include more raw fruits and veggies he weaned himself. I tried a detox in the short 3 month window I had between nursing him and getting pregnant again, and it had some serious affects. My throat swelled and I could not swallow or hardly breath. My herbalist told me to stop detoxing and we would try again later, but I got pregnant and that was the end of that. So now I am raw and really afraid of affecting my little one. She seems really sensitive to what I eat. I cut out dairy very early one because it hurt her tummy and now that I have gone raw she seems to have the same discomfort. I do not want her to wean, but I want to do what is best for both of us....... Maybe I should go 80/20? Am I just weird with my detox issues? These types of symptoms are not discussed in the book....
05-09-2006, 10:44 PM
oh wow! poor thing :(
I breastfeed too, and I made a 50%-50% transition, then everyday I was eliminating ONE cooked food at a time. This lasted a week! Now I am 100% raw. The only cooked I eat is actually coffee which I have to have in the mornings! lol and a piece of chocolate bar (tiny one though!) a day. Also, I read somewhere that you cannot eat mixed fruits because of the gas thing. Also, some veggies produces too much gas like collards, cucumbers, broccolli and some other veggies, maybe by doing a search you might find the veggies that produces gas. Also, maybe by eliminating some nuts? I, myself, only eat walnuts, but I try to eat lots of seed for fat and also lots of avocados. But yeah, my daughter is having some gas too, so funny she actually laughs hard when she passes gas.
(((hugs))) I hope she feels better soon. Hang in there Bev, don't give up just yet!!!! btw how old your baby is?
05-10-2006, 12:39 AM
Wow, those are severe detox symptoms. But, some people detox harsher then others.
I am still nursing my 20 month old and he is not having issues.
I have been on and off raw and pregnant twice with two miscarriages and then back on raw and he's doing fine.
The gas could be from the raw veggies that you're eating?
Sorry I can't give you more advise, maybe search the banana for breastfeeding questions and see what pops up.
Don't give up yet though!
05-10-2006, 10:04 PM
My little girl is 3 months old. Funny you mentioned Collards- we just made some Collard rolls the other night and I have been enjoying Collards in my salads too....I will cut that veggie out now. And no mixing fruits? So I should do just one fruit at a time right? I have been trying to eat more cooked and it is so weird. I REALLY crave to raw food and it is hard to include cooked food in with it. I boiled some noodles and have been adding them to my salads and I plan on making some beans and putting them in my salads too. I dont think I was drinking enough water either. Ok, plan B is now in effect!! Thanks all!!
05-10-2006, 11:16 PM
awww she is tiny! :) poor babe, I really hope she feels better soon...
05-11-2006, 09:58 AM
hi! so sorry to hear your little one is having troubles. what all are you eating besides the collards? (i would definitely cut those out!) my son had a hard time with a lot of veggies when i was nursing. so you might want to evaluate some of what you are eating - if i can remember right, i could not eat peppers, brocoli, garlic, to name a few. there were a whole ton of them though! i will have to think about it and post the rest later. maybe if you post what you are eating though we might all be able to help you pinpoint things that may be upsetting his tummy.
my little baby girl is sensitive to a lot of stuff also, but lucky for me it was the non raw stuff i was eating (soy, beans, grains) thankfully no fruits or veggies. do give us an update on what you are eating and how you guys are doing!
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Sharon in Colorado
05-11-2006, 10:33 AM
At www.thegardendiet.com in one of their E-books about transitioning they suggested using brown rice as a transitional food probably because it is a bit easier on the system. It may be better than noodles which has wheat (big allergen) or legumes which can cause a lot of gas and discomfort.
05-11-2006, 11:46 AM
If cutting out collards doesn't help completely, try cutting back from being 100% raw. If you transition, you'll detox more slowly and it won't cause your baby so many problems.
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