Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Great Food Experiment - Day One

Ever since Noah was born, we have been battling his excessive vomiting due to GERD. A few months ago, we were so excited with the new medication Noah had started on. It gave us fantastic results early on, but slowly, ever so slowly, the frequency and volume of Noah's vomiting began to increase.

In the past, we have tried switching from Noah's dairy formula to a soy based formula with no significant results.

After a tremendous amount of fretting and stewing, loads of talking and discussing, tons of advice, and a huge amount of research, we came to the realization that we needed to try a dairy-free and soy free diet with Noah. A significant number {can't remember the exact percentage} of babies with diary allergies also have soy allergies.

And so...the Great Food Experiment begins.

Day One.

I put a roasting chicken in the slow cooker over night and woke up to a wonderful smell wafting through the house as well as chicken that was falling off the bone. Kc carefully removed all the meat, fat, and skin {Noah will need the calories} and discarded the bones.
I returned the precious meat to the cooking juices and began to blend the entire mixture in a food processor.
What an unusual sight and pungent aroma.
To add to the chicken, I steamed a blend of vegetables that we have already introduced to Noah and gave them a whirl in the food processor with some water.
As I was blending all the ingredients, Kc thought our kitchen looked like Kitchen Stadium and he imagined Masaharu Morimoto or Bobby Flay creating a fanciful dish with the puree.

I present to you Les Legumes et le Poulet.
I am happy to report that Noah has not vomited at all today and only felt nauseous during one feed. We are committed to trying dairy and soy free for two to three weeks {the amount of time it takes for dairy proteins leave your system} and hope it makes a difference for our little man.

We are experiencing some serious difficulties with this new "formula" and Noah's night time feeding pump. I am certain, however, that Kc will be able to "make it an offer it can't refuse". Stay tuned to see who "reigns supreme".

6 comments:

  1. You guys are so awesome. Just all around awesome. Miss and love you tremendously.

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  2. You guys rock!!! I think ANthony Bourdain would love the above dish. Katy Mc

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  3. Good luck little man...and boy are you ever so lucky to have two fabulous chefs as mommy and daddy :)Sounds delish...u guys are so amazing. xoxo

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  4. Good luck with this diet! My daughter gets a blenderized diet during the day and she is also dairy/soy intolerant. The blenderized food is bolused in though, not put through the pump. Overnight she gets Neocate Infant (soy/milk free) through the pump.

    I hope that this diet change makes your little guys tummy happier!

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  5. That is amazing... it would be so wonderful if this works!!!!! Lord bless all your efforts and Noah's little stomach :D
    Love, Grandma Cindy

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  6. That's great! Is a blenderized new england pot roast on deck???

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