I posted a video sharing a bit about mine and Bowie’s experience with “colic“ from Week 2-Week 6 of her life and what remedied her tummy troubles and saved my sanity in the process. Colic is tough on baby and on parents so while this may not be the colic cure for every baby, it was for mine and I wanted to share in hopes of sparing other new parents and newborns the same struggle we had!
My Allergen-Free Breastfeeding Diet
NO acidic fruit and veg, including broccoli, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, citrus fruits including tomato (I do eat tomato as it didn’t bother Bowie but be cautious when initially trying it)
NO foods that make your milk taste funny. If a food alters the smell of your urine, it likely alters the taste of your milk… I had a bad experience with Bowie after eating asparagus so I’ve stayed away from it ever since!
What I Eat In A Day While Breastfeeding
Erewhon gluten-free brown rice cereal with unsweetened coconut milk
Bob’s Red Mill gluten-free, nut-free oatmeal
Gluten-free, nut-free granola with coconut yogurt and fresh berries
Green smoothie (2 servings)
1-2 handfuls of frozen berries
1-2 cups frozen or fresh spinach
1 heaping spoonful of cashew butter (skip this step if you are first starting, only reintroduce when your baby’s system is clear and see how they react)
2 scoops Milka Lactation powder
2 scoops Vega Vanilla Protein & Greens
Half-fill blender with coconut milk and half-fill with water
Sandwich made with Udi gluten-free bread, turkey slices, spinach, avocado, slice of dairy-free, soy-free, nut-free swiss cheese from Daiya and yellow mustard
Turkey mince sauteed with 1 red pepper, 1 yellow pepper, mushrooms, spinach, pure tomato sauce (be careful as tomato is acidic and may upset baby), parsley, basil and a hint of garlic. I have this over POW! gluten-free lentil pasta and then have the leftovers in corn tortillas for lunch the next day!
Beyond Burgers or Sausages with sweet potato fries and a spinach, avocado and tomato salad with a lemon, olive oil, salt and pepper dressing
Decaf coffee in the morning
Milky Mamas lactations teas and lemonades at lunch
Water, water, water the rest of the time!
Shenae Grimes-Beech is an actor and YouTuber with a highly engaged community of like-minded women who are here to stand up for what they believe in and lean into discomfort, especially when it means doing the right thing.