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|Tue, 08-07-2012 - 2:00pm|
I know I don't need to ask this, I know the answer, but after a while of being told by doctors that you're inane, you start to believe it.
I won't repeat the whole rant I've posted in a few other places today, but the short version is that my DS's GI, whom we see for DS's chronic belly issues, has declared that "maybe it's something in breast milk that's bothering him, and you should only nurse him 1 to 2 times a day so you can find out." This is after informing me that she doesn't believe in food intolerances past infancy except dairy and gluten, that he and I both should start reintroducing other foods simply because there's no way he's intolerant of them, and that he only nurses for comfort. Well if he only nurses for comfort, how is he getting enough milk to bother him? I asked her that and she had no answer except, "Well, comfort is his primary motivation but he still gets some milk." And, "some kids are prone to constipation" and maybe he's holding it on purpose. Right, he was holding it at 3 weeks? 5 months? Bull. The kid has food issues and somehow I don't think bm is one of them.
So the specific questions:
1) I'm not nuts, right? Breastmilk is healing whatever is going on with this poor child, not causing it? Specifically, chronic constipation as well as intolerances to gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, corn, peas, and cantaloupe.
2) 6 to 8 sessions a day is not outrageous for a 2 1/2 year old, correct? I know it's higher than most, but not so off the charts that you'd immediately wonder what the heck is wrong with him and push hard to cut back.