Dairy-free, not for me

Jacob baffles me. He’s a great eater and at the same time, he’s a horrible nurser. (Yes, it’s possible). He sleeps well at night, waking 2-3 times to eat and then goes right back to sleep.

An increase in fussiness convinced me to commit to a dairy-free diet, just to see if it helped. 24 hours into it, he seemed to become even fussier, sleeping less and less during the day. In addition, being overtired threw off his feeding groove and we were answering to hunger cries every one to two hours.

And by we, I mean me.

After ten days of that nonsense, I jumped off the wagon by eating an ice cream sandwich this morning. (Oh so good). As luck would have it, he napped quite well today. (Though I was a bit more determined in my efforts to make him sleep).

It’s days like this that I get a second wind (or 87th) and actually feel competent and even productive.

Tender mercies, I tell you.


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