I was nursing him at the time and we pin pointed that it was something I'd eaten, specifically lasagna. I soon discovered that C couldn't tolerate tomatoes in any form. (Bye, bye spaghetti, pizza, lasagna, salsa, and italian.) Unfortunately, those were not the only things he couldn't stomach. Soon my list grew to include:
A lot of dairy
So basically all of my favorite foods. Nursing didn't really end up working for me, but I very much wanted to give C breast milk because of all the benefits. ( Have you ever been to a hospital class about breast feeding? They tell you that your child will have less allergies, be smarter, have a stronger immune system, read younger, have better hand eye coordination, have less ear infections, and grow up to have super powers. Ok, I made up the last one, but really, they make it a big deal.)
So, I decided to pump for him. My goal: one year. I had no idea what a huge time commitment it would be. At first I had to pump 6-8 times a day (Including in the middle of the night) to keep up with C's demand. Until just 2 months ago I was pumping 5-6 times a day. It meant every time I went somewhere I had to think about finding a place to pump or working around getting back home to do it. And of course I still couldn't eat any foods off my list.
C turned one on the 3rd. This Saturday I pumped for the last time. It was kind of ridiculous how excited I was to be done. Since then I have eaten a chocolate blizzard, salsa, chocolate fudge granola bars, onion, ketchup, and tonight I'm making Lasagna! I plan to get coffee ASAP. I'm a bit of a coffee snob, so I want to wait until I could get to my favorite shop to get a traditional macchiato. (2 shots of espresso with two oz. milk. Seriously amazing!)
There were many times a long the way I wanted to quit, but I'm glad I stuck with it. There have been several benefits. C hasn't had any ear infections, only a few colds, and is well on his way to being able to cut holes through walls with his laser eyes.