My husband and I just went completely vegan. I haven't eaten dairy in about 6 months, soy in 4 months, and eggs in 2 months. I have an 8 month old son who is exclusively nursing, and I've found out that he is allergic/sensitive to these foods. (Also shellfish, really bad... broke out in a rash everywhere! Yikes!) The more these things come up, the more I'm convinced that I just need to eat raw. As of today, I'm on a fruit, veggies, beans, and brown rice only diet. He is still very constipated, so I am trying to rule out the problem foods. I'm not completely ready to go all raw for a couple of reasons. Number 1, I don't have the COMPLETE desire to give up cooked food yet. I'd say I'm at about 70% there. Also, I am breastfeeding, and I don't want to risk my son being exposed to a lot of toxicity through my milk. I have been eating only fresh fruit for breakfast every morning for the past year, at least, and that has helped tremendously. Now, for the past few months, I started eating a head of organic romained lettuce for lunch every other day. I hope to be eating that every day by my sons first birthday is May. These steps are being ingrained into me, and are sticking, which right now feels better than just trying to go raw all at once.
Has anyone here had experience with transitioning to raw while nursing? I really would like some "been there, done that" advice. Please let me know.
I'm slowly learning new things, but it's nice to hear about other's successes, and failures even. Thank you all!