Help - I have just realised that mt 2 month old is intolerant to dairy. I worked it out by doing a restrictive diet for 2 weeks... but I had some pate today and notice it contains milk! she is congested, has a sore and runny tummy, griping pains after I reintroduced dairy. I don't have any formula that is dairy free - how long until I can feed her again? also need help on dairy free diet in general - any pointers welcome!
Hi, I'm dairy free too. It can take approx 2 weeks for the dairy to pass through yours & dd's system, but that's a worse case scenario. Bf is better than formula so I would continue to feed her as normal & the symptoms should subside soon.
As for dairy free diet - what do you want to know?
I use kara original milk for coffee, cereal, baking etc
Oatley chocolate milk is gorgeous if you just want a refreshing drink
Pure olive spread is really nice & you can use it in baking
Hotel chocolat plain choc is dairy free
Chorizo has milk in it (only just found that out!)
Most supermarket own brand Bourbon biscuits & digestives are dairy free (mcvities have milk powder in theirs)
Hi - my ds (15 months) is the same - there is a chart called the Joneja scale of allergens (google it!) which lists potential allergens in order of toxicity. Ice-cream and full-fat milk are the most potentially allergenic in the dairy category (hence your lo not tolerating them) and the least allergenic is things like baked goods (cooking destabilises the protein) and butter (which contains little of the protein anyway).
My dd2 didn't drink cows' milk til she was 2 (and looking back probably had a slight intolerance) though she ingested all other kinds of dairy.
OP asked for pointers on a dairy free diet, so I hope I'm not hijacking thread to second a request for this. My doctor yesterday suggested I try an exclusion diet for my LO for reflux. I noticed the mornings I have cereal he'll have bad reflux all day. So right at the start of my dairy free journey. What can I eat?
Really want to put together a simple meal plan for a 2 week dairy free diet. Any meal suggestions would be very welcome.
Stacks - why not try alpro soy milk on your cereal or porridge? I find that its not bad. there are also loads of dairy alternatives at Holland and barratt or your local health shop. I also noticed the reflux is bad with dairy - you should notice quite an improvement once you cut it out afte about 3 - 4 days.
K you are best off trying to get a prescribed formula if you can convince your gp. Many babies allergic/intolerant to milk are also intolerant to soya 40% or there snouts. Can recommend aptimil pepti as its more palatable than the others.
I would keep bf for now maybe pump some milk off so it clears through a little quicker.
I also think it would be better to keep BFing. It will be much easier to digest than formula and it will comfort her if she is suffering. Also your supply could be affected if you stop. Pate shouldn't take nearly as long to clear from your system as straight milk etc.
I would get a referral to a dietician if you haven't already.
Stacks. Here's a one week meal plan based on what we would normally eat.
Breakfasts- cereal with Koko/Oatly, toast with pure spread
Lunches-sandwiches, soup, beans on toast, omelette, toasties. DS has ham or tuna mayo or chicken and sweetcorn as fillings.
Sunday-Roast chicken dinner Monday- leftover chicken pie (sauce made with pure spread, flour and chicken stock. Most puff pastry is dairy free. Tuesday-spaghetti bolognese with sainsburys basics garlic bread Wednesday- stir fry with meat of your choice Thursday-lasagne (white sauce made with pure spread and Koko/Oatly) Friday-fish and chips Saturday-fajitas or chilli and rice