Monday, August 3, 2009

And There Goes Peanut Butter

When we were at the pediatricians office and the entire dairy conversation happened, there was a little something else mentioned that I didn't tell you all. Not that I was hiding it, it was just that the dairy thing was so HUGE, it really overshadowed everything else. The other thing. Well, it's peanut butter. The doctor mentioned the two most common foods that give breast fed babies issues are dairy and peanut butter. I had been downing peanut butter a few weeks back, but had ran out of the heaven white chocolate stuff, and hadn't really gone back to get more yet. The original stuff had lost it's appeal so I had been off of it for a while before the visit. This made it easy to rule it out as the culprit. What I didn't think about was that the dairy was an issue, but that maybe the peanut butter was too.

I picked up a thing of the heaven peanut butter last time I went to the store. I actually thought, "well, I can't have milk, but at least I have YOU!" I then noticed that after I ate it (and I eat it straight up. Nick points out that he never finds a peanut butter knife, he always finds a peanut butter spoon. So sad) Henry had a tendency to spit up. And the thick spit up was back. I kept thinking, "Damn, did I eat dairy and not realize it!?!" And then it clicked. It was the peanut butter. The heaven peanut butter. I mentioned it to Nick, and he didn't think it was an issue. Then yesterday morning I had peanut butter crackers for breakfast (what? What do you eat for breakfast without dairy in it??) and he spit up the thick spit up yesterday. Nick was like, "well...guess it is the peanut butter after all. Sucks for you" Awesome. There goes one of my easy meal options (a peanut butter sandwich is TOTALLY a meal) and one of my favorite non-dairy treats. Damn it.

On a bright note, I did lose a pound and a half last week. Might be more next week now that my spoons full of peanut butter are also out of the diet! Guess I will go make a salad for lunch. No ranch. *sigh*


  1. Sarah - I am Alyssa's sis(who teaches with Jen). My 4 year old is allergic to dairy. When she was 12 months, she was diagnosed with milk, soy, eggs and nut allergies. I was still breastfeeding and had to cut all of those things out. Talk about a weight loss plan! Anyway, we are still dairy free and were nut free for several years and I would be more than happy to give you some ideas. Feel free to email me at caragroth(at)windstream(dot)net.

  2. I'm so sorry about the peanut butter. I too eat it right out of a jar like you. I love it!! Yes, I too think peanut butter and bread is a meal.

    Oh by the way I didn't leave a comment the other day, but Henry is getting just so darn cute!! I love his facial expression in that one picture.

  3. Sarah,
    I was wondering if you went to Southland this weekend. It was wonderful! My hubs played in the band too, you probably saw him. He plays bass (not drums, but how cool was that?). I am happy to hear Henry is doing so well, you are a GREAT mom, I know he appreciates you giving up so many things you love.