Firstly let me start by saying I'm not picking at anyone's choices in food or diet. I'm wanting some advice here but don't know quite how to explain this eloquently. My MIL is quite the health food fanatic and a fan of the paleo way of eating. That's her choice and I'm ok with that. What I'm not ok with is, her harping on at me constantly for the choices I make in food for myself and DS. She constantly insists that I should not be having dairy and excluding it from DS's diet where possible. She also insists I not give DS wheat products. Let me state that DS has no known allergies thus far that I'm aware of at almost 11 months of age. For instance, the other day I mentioned the lovely zucchini slice I made for DS and what a healthy recipe it was. Her response was 'Did you use coconut flour?' I replied that I had used wholemeal flour. She then began a rant about how I shouldn't be giving him gluten and even if you aren't allergic, you will end up allergic. Apparently this is how leaky gut starts and we end up with inflammation in the body etc etc. my eyes glazed over at this point. This consistent food ranting had been going since the day DS was born and she found out that I had given DS cows milk based formula before my milk came in.
Now my point is that i believe your food products should be as organic and wholesome as possible but your food choices should be varied and sensible. I don't believe I should be excluding food groups or restricting food like that for an infant. I want my DS to grow up with healthy attitudes to all foods.
This whole thing with MIL is driving me up the wall because she insists she is right because she works in a health food store and knows how to google (makes all of experts, right? )
I don't know whether she is right and I should be paying more attention to what she is saying or if I am right in following my instinct on feeding DS and also, how to I find a way to diffuse this situation because I really feel like I'm going to just lose it one day. Sorry for the rant and loooong story but I needed to get this out and get some opinions please.