My son, cute as he is, had been leaving behind the nastiest odor. Sometimes so much so that it can clear out a room! How can such disgusting smells come out of such a little thing?

So I asked our Pediatrician why he thought my little guy’s farts are so rancid and he asked me what he was eating. I told him he eats a lot of fruits and veggies and milk.

My son’s Pediatrician is amazing. Sadly, he just retired but he was an older doctor who believed in a more wholistic lifestyle. So he was absolutely supportive when I shared my own scrunchy mom beliefs.

My son loves to drink milk every morning and every night. In fact, I really don’t mind that he does, because he’s a picky eater and also the smallest in his class. So if he can get some nutrition from milk, then I am all for it. However, his doctor doesn’t seem to think he needs so much of it.

“If you must give him milk, make sure you’re giving him something more organic and with as little artificial chemicals as possible. Most of those chemicals don’t need to be in our system and when we put it in our body, our intestines are having to do twice as much work to separate the good stuff we actually need.”

Foods that cause us to fart

I did a little more research and found that smelly flatulence is also caused by sulfur rich foods we know as the protein we eat, such as:

  • milk
  • red meat
  • fish
  • poultry
  • eggs
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • fruits
  • vegetables

So it’s pretty much everything …

Smelly farts are a result of the production of hydrogen sulfide by your very own gut bacteria. In some levels, farting is normal and can be a sign of a healthy digestive system. But when it’s much more frequent and more stinky than you feel is normal, it could be a sign of something wrong or abnormal that’s happening.

My son loves eggs, fruits, and will eat the veggies when I put in front of him. Never his first choice though! I try to give him as little junk food as possible and definitely as little sweets as possible. And although chocolate is our weakness, I try to limit that too and use it as part of “treat day.” So for the most part, he does eat quite healthy.

So I tried the doctor’s suggestion and changed his milk from the regular store brand milk to organic. The difference was almost instant! In fact, it was shocking! This got me thinking further about his milk intake. I’m lactose intolerant. So I’m a little worried about my son being lactose intolerant.

Then I did some research about milk and found a wonderful new phenomenon called A2 milk. Apparently, A2 protein is much more natural than the A1 protein that’s commonly found at the store. It’s also responsible for a lot of stomach discomfort, including lactose intolerance.

I still let my son drink A1 milk, but I do make sure it’s the organic kind. However, his glass is usually mixed with a little bit of A2 as well. I don’t know how much of a difference this makes in his system, but I know one thing for sure … his farts are no longer stinky!