I took Bobby in to see the doctor for his well check. I had taken him in only two weeks before for sickness. The doctor frowned when she looked at his weight and measurements.
“Hmm. His weight has really dipped in the last two weeks,” she said. He had been sick I reminded her. We talked about it for a couple of minutes. The more I thought about it…he had been spitting up a lot more than usual. Actually, he was spitting up two or three times a feeding. Come to think of it, he hadn’t had as many dirty or wet diapers either. He had been happy so I didn’t think too much about it. Oh my goodness, I realized it all started when I began eating my daily cabbage soup!
Recently, I shared my Mexican Cabbage soup recipe with you. It’s been fun to hear from so many who tried it and liked it! I had really been enjoying my soup and was proud of myself for all the calories saved too. The only problem was that I put poor Bobby on a diet as well! Poor thing. I quit eating my soup, and he quit spitting up! I guess it’s back to the treadmill for me!
it always makes me laugh when it takes me a while to figure something out like this. sorry you have to give up your soup but it is not forever
Sarah Lawrence Hinson says
Esther – props to you for figuring this out!
The ‘wind inducing’ vegetables such as cabbage can often be an issue for nursing babies let alone the taste. My oldest had the 3 month colic (oohhh boy) and I had to steer clear of salads and all gas-producing veggies such as cabbage, broccoli, kale and so on. It did help reduce the colic quite a bit.
I got very tired of eating mashed potatoes, chicken and corn even though it wasn’t for long!
My oldest also objected the day after I ate a curry and then nursed her. (I’m a Brit and I love my curries).
Great to point this out as a post, other moms will learn from it!
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Poor baby and poor you!
Ha ha ha. The poor thing!
Susan Evans says
I remember my first baby used to be gassy every time I ate certain foods.
Oh dear…. Poor baby 🙂
OMG. Who would have thought! Good thing you figured it out.
Elle (@Cleverlychangin) says
Wow, that’s something. After I had my babies, my neighbor a former nurse gave me a long list of things not to eat. It was surprising, somethings on her list were not on lists I found in books. I really glad that you had a doctor’s appointment and were able to get to the root of the problem very quickly.