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Mommy Diet

January 26, 2018

I naively thought that after I gave birth I would be able to go back to eating whatever I wanted. During Theodore’s pregnancy I was very strict with my diet. I didn’t want to take the chance of eating something that could hurt him or the pregnancy. I thought to myself, “it’s only 9 months”. Well, once again I was wrong. Now that I’m breastfeeding there are new restrictions of what I should be eating. Yes, I could technically eat whatever I want, but then Theodore ends up paying for it by having tummy trouble and then I have to deal with an angry gassy baby and the guilt that it was my fault.

So although I can eat rare meat again, I’m really limited to other things that I never would have thought would cause problems. I’m basically following an anti-colic diet in hopes that this will prevent him from getting it. Also, to help with his little tummy. The more research I did, the more I realized EVERYTHING makes you gassy. As you can see from this list, it eliminates a lot of things.

On top of this list I’ve eliminated dairy products and a lot of carbohydrates.

An example of what I will have on an average day:

Breakfast:
Maple Cinnamon Banana Oatmeal
Avocado Toast (occasionally)

Lunch:
Some kind of protein like beef/chicken/fish
Roasted carrots and mushrooms

Dinner:
Some kind of protein like beef/chicken/fish
Rice (or light carbs)
Roasted or Sautéed Vegetables

Surprisingly, I don’t snack during the day. Maybe I’ll have an extra piece of chicken with dinner. But mostly I’m thirsty which I’m only drinking water or decaffeinated drinks.

I haven’t decided exactly when I will stop breastfeeding, but I now have a new goal and something to look forward to, to be able to eat and drink anything I want! I can’t wait!

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