All my life I never really gave much thought to the food I put in my mouth and I never seriously contemplated the consequences of what I ate. Like when I was 9 months pregnant and eating spoonfuls of peanut butter out of the jar, I never thought to myself “Gee, is this going to cause an allergic reaction consisting of skin rashes and loose stool?” That is…until I had a beautiful baby girl who suffered from food allergies.
Without getting into the graphic details of how we discovered these allergies (just imagine various colors and textures of poop, rashy skin, etc.), when I suspected there was a digestive issue, my pediatrician told me to avoid dairy and soy without even doing any testing, as those are the most common allergens for babies. Soon after, we discovered that wheat and nuts were also causing some pesky digestive issues. Since I was nursing, I had to eliminate those items out of my diet too. And poor hubs, well, he had no choice but to eat what we eat!