Well, apparently our daughter was allergic/sensitive to all kinds of food, but especially gluten. Within three days of not eating gluten she was able to hold down her breast milk, but of course she was over six months old when we figured that out. From the time she was born she would projectile vomit basically after each nursing. She didn’t stop gaining weight until after her three-month “well baby” check-up. At that point she was being regularly vaccinated and started sucking on her fingers instead of eating as much as she should.
It was not the doctors that told us the problem. All they wanted to do was poke and prod and accuse us of being unfit parents. We took it upon ourselves to figure out the root of the problem. Our son, who had just turned two at the time, poor thing, became our guinea pig. He had eczema on his face starting at six months when he began to eat solid foods. We were told it would clear up, it was just baby acne, put some medicated cream on it and eventually and would go away. Well it never did. When we started experimenting with his diet we noticed a change. The poor kid didn’t get to eat much of anything until we figured out what we needed to eliminate to get rid of his eczema. We took away all high allergens (i.e. dairy, wheat, corn, etc.)
The magic ingredient was gluten (wheat, oats, barley and rye). Then it occurred to us, “if mom stops eating it too, it would no longer be in the breast milk.” It took three days for the vomiting to stop. It took three months to wean her from sucking on her fingers instead of nursing. By the time she was one she was about sixteen pounds, but she was gaining weight each month.
Unfortunately for her, we were still going to well baby visits and still getting her vaccinated, which just added to her problems. We stopped after 18 months, but that was after the big MMR shot, she was so desensitized at that point, she didn’t even flinch as they put it in her. Very sad, I know; I still can’t believe I let it get to that point.
The MMR still shows up in her system today. We just had her tested (non-evasive biofeedback) and are now treating her for vaccine injuries homeopathically. She also has many emotional problems from her traumatic beginnings. She is being treated homeopathically for those as well, in addition to her many allergies/sensitivities. It is hard practice attachment parenting when your baby is suffering like she did. I would wear her as much as she would let me (in a sling); this is one of the things you do in Attachment Parenting. Once she believed that nursing and cuddling with her mommy were happy, good things she did it all the time, but she was still injured from her start. A good start is so important.