One of our new segments on the blog is the Successful Breastfeeding Story Series, and the journeys we are capturing are absolutely blowing me away! This one is no exception.
This episode of the Successful Breastfeeding Podcast I had the honor of chatting with Gopika. She is a single mom, which is no easy feat (I've been there too!) and she is raising a beautiful daughter with some unique challenges.
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Gopika's daughter was not an "easy newborn". She had colic, reflux, horrible gas, rashes.... the list goes on..... and her providers brushed everything off as normal. Well, Gopika knew in her gut what she was dealing with was not normal. It's not normal for a baby to scream for hours on end. Eczema in a newborn didn't seem normal to her either. So.... she went on a mission to find answers, and find answers she did!
Take a listen to Gopika and Tessa's story in the podcast recording below. Her determination to breastfeed, and help heal her daughters food intolerances is inspiring, and so encouraging to any of you who may be facing the same fate.
Check out these pictures Gopika shared of her and 9 month old Tessa!!
In the episode Gopika mentions some great resources she used during her journey. Below are her favorite resources for moms considering an elimination diet.
Facebook Group: Infantreflux
This is where she recieved tremendous support from other moms who are on similar journeys.
Infant Reflux Total Elimination Diet
This is an evidence based website for babies struggling with reflux, and the information about elimination diets.
Partnership for Cures: The Protein Intolerant Children (PIC) Foundation
Evidence based resource for navigating PIC.
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE