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    Hello everyone,
    I have recently (as in, a few days ago), switched back to eating primally after eating SAD most of my pregnancy. I was hoping to alleviate my twin babies' gassiness (they are 2 months old). They do seem to be feeling a little better overall, but my daughter has started passing gas alot more, and she seems really uncomfortable doing so. She seems to be straining to push it out. Also she has not had a BM in 2 days. Will this go away in a few weeks? I haven't completely cut out cow's milk, but I only drink about 1/2 cup a day in my morning decaf coffee. Should I just cut it out completely? I feel so sorry for her and also frustrated because I am trying to do right by her but it's not working!

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    Yes, cut out dairy and any grains completely for a couple of weeks and see how they do. Unfortunately, this is very common.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2babies2kidsmom View Post
    Hello everyone,
    I have recently (as in, a few days ago), switched back to eating primally after eating SAD most of my pregnancy. I was hoping to alleviate my twin babies' gassiness (they are 2 months old). They do seem to be feeling a little better overall, but my daughter has started passing gas alot more, and she seems really uncomfortable doing so. She seems to be straining to push it out. Also she has not had a BM in 2 days. Will this go away in a few weeks? I haven't completely cut out cow's milk, but I only drink about 1/2 cup a day in my morning decaf coffee. Should I just cut it out completely? I feel so sorry for her and also frustrated because I am trying to do right by her but it's not working!
    Dairy is one of the leading causes of gassiness in breastfed babies, so it could be that. Definitely cut out dairy, and see how it goes. Just keep in mind that it takes two weeks for the gas-causing components of dairy to leave your system. Don't be discouraged if you don't see results right away.

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    Keep track of what vegetables you eat, compared to the gassiness and restlessness/bad sleep of your daughter.

    I found if I ate any brassica - the worst was cabbage - My babies reacted terribly the next day.

    Good luck. It might not be the dairy - but a vegetable you are eating...

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    My babies hated broccoli and chocolate! And dairy...and dairy is in a lot of pre-packaged food under a lot of names. Just keep nursing though because that is the best food your babies! And it is common for purely breastfed babies to go days, even two weeks, without crapping. After awhile mine would go once a week....or every third day
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