Camille Ho Posted October 28, 2012 Share Posted October 28, 2012 Right. We're on Day 7 of our first ever whole30. We've kept our 16-month old son following the guidelines as best we could (he had yogurt at his grandparents house a few days ago...it's a losing battle). I know that people have said that this program has really made a change in their child's behavior for the better, but we're really experiencing the opposite of that. Over the past week he has morphed from a happy, relaxed kid, to one that throws a tantrum at EVERYTHING (even if he gets his way, he lays down on the floor and screams). For the last three nights, he's spent at least 2-3 hours screaming bloody murder and will not be pacified by anything but nursing (we had him nightweaned before we started). My husband slept on the couch last night, it got so bad with him (which is something I swore we'd never do when we started co-sleeping). He's started eating more food, but this doesn't seem to be helping his behavior at all. My husband is stressed out about it all and is ready to throw in the towel on restricting foods for our son, while I'm trying to convince him that it can't be the diet because all of the science says otherwise (but I'm starting to wonder myself). I know that eating grains/dairy/processed foods cannot be beneficial to his system, but I don't understand this huge shift in his behavior. He's violent, angry, and absolutely cannot be pacified by anything (except breastfeeding and that only for a little while). I'm just coming to the end of my rope with this. It's hard enough to regulate my own food and fight all of my twisted emotional ties without worrying about my son and everything going on here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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