She was a gorgeous, healthy baby girl at 7lbs 4oz. But then she was jaundice with no reason to be. Abigail was born a few days after her due date, a completely natural birth with a midwife. She was even on home light therapy for the jaundice for a week. During this time she was also constipated. As a breastfed baby she should have been very regular.
By one month she was very gassy, constipated often and had awful baby acne covering her face and ears. Eczema spots were on her arms. She had a rash spreading down her torso. After finding a chiropractor that specializes in nutrition consultation, I found that she was very sensitive to dairy and corn in my breastmilk.
The Doctor explained that her liver could not handle all the toxins in her system. That is why she was jaundice early on. Her liver was already stressed. When your liver is stressed you will see it in your skin. Your liver acts as a filter for toxins in your body. I went home and threw out my NON-dairy coffee creamer that had casein(from dairy) and lots of corn syrup.
I cut all dairy, which I had done from early on I thought because she also had reflux that I knew was from dairy. I got rid of all corn. Wow! Corn syrup is in alot of products. I thought we ate pretty healthy already. The Doctor told me not to focus on what I could not have but what I could have.
I tried to just focus on eating more fruits, veggies and meats. In just 5 DAYS Abigail’s skin cleared COMPLETELY! She was a gorgeous baby girl again. The roughness was gone, the acne was gone, the rash was GONE! It took longer for her system to straighten out with her constipation. But, I am a believer in clean eating.
Abigail has changed our family in many wonderful ways. At almost 11 months I still can’t have dairy without her spitting up. She is doing so well now.
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