But, what has been making me feel emotionally down is that this illness is drying me up. Ellis may have to wean even though neither of us are ready. Granted, she will be a year at the end of this month. And she only nurses about 3 times a day max anyway. But she doesn't like any of the milk substitutes I gave the other two when they weaned (almond, rice, oatmeal and coconut, we don't do soy). She definitely has an issue with cow dairy products. I tested them on her. The reaction was swift, red, ouchy, and itchy (all over her poor bum). I had Tony pick up some goat's milk tonight to try tomorrow. I'm feeling rather depressed about the whole thing. How am I going to get enough protein, calories, and calcium down her? She likes water, but water has no calories. She doesn't even care for juice much. Just mommy milk and water. She also won't eat vegetables unless they are in soup. She's the pickiest eater I've ever had. She won't even eat bread! I'm going to have Tony pick up a calcium supplement tomorrow, so I don't have to worry about that one anymore.
Any suggestions or words of wisdom would most appreciated right now.