Yep, you heard me correctly...no more ice cream for Anne...[GASP!] Our little Ayla has been spitting up multiple times with each feeding lately...enough that I've started to worry about it (of course.) After much Internet research, which only makes me even MORE crazy, I finally gave in and decided to call her pediatrician (Dr.Davey). Because of a few symptoms...smelly, mucus-y poo(I guess her poo shouldn't smell bad from breastmilk...he said it's even supposed to smell a bit sweet...definitely not the case with Ayla), gassy, grunting, and the spitting up, he thinks she may be lactose-intolerant. Meaning, whatever dairy products I consume affects my breastmilk and when she drinks it, it upsets her tummy. Poor baby!! SO, he said to take ALL dairy products out of my diet...milk, cheese, yogurt, and...ice cream. My diet IS basically cheese and ice cream...no kidding. This will be interesting and will definitely test my nearly non-existent will-power when it comes to food... however, if it makes my baby girl feel better, I'm all for it. If she truly is lactose-intolerant and I'm good about no dairy, we should see a difference in a week or so, give or take a couple days.
I'm really glad that I ended up calling Dr.Davey...I just didn't want to be one of those moms who freak out and call the doctor about every little thing. After talking to a nurse and Dr.Davey himself, I'm even happier with our choice in Village Pointe Pediatrics. :) We liked him a lot while we were at the hospital and it was just a nice surprise that along with the nurse, HE actually called to talk to me as well. Very nice.