Welcome to our world.
I started having symptoms this past last August, and after my Colonoscopy,Upper/lower GI,and three blood tests to rule out any parasitic bug, My GI diagnosed me as IBS-C.
You will find that not all of us will eat the same foods,and that is very frustrating. Not only did the tests reveal IBS,but mild diverticulosis,and mild Gerd too.
I'm alway's trying to eat certain foods but for now. all carbonated drinks (mostly beer, becuz I was not a huge soda fan) No Aspartame sweetner,No Coffee,teas even herbal sets me off. No spicy foods,spices,garlic,cabbage,pasta sauce,spinach,brocolli,.....white rice,couscous,pasta,wheat bread because I may also be gluten intolerent...pretty much all the good stuff.
I have talked to people who have had IBS,but now drink coffee,and enjoy their old foods.
I recently had a fruit punch gatorade, after getting tired of drinking so much water,and that itself threw me off the edge with terrible cramping and tummy rumblings. My episodes sometimes last a few days. Then I'm afraid to eat. I lost 50 lbs since August.
Stress and Anxiety plays a BIG part. Try to relax.
Good luck with you and your little one,and take care of yourself and don't get too discouraged. This condition is not deadly,just a BIG inconvenience and life interuptus. I'm still trying to find my way back. A lot of this is trial and error on the foods. Maybe my problem is I'm eating the wrong foods that are not neccessarily the triggers for IBS, but the gerd and Diverticulosis. Bye.