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cows milk intolerance when breast feeding

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KIWIFTM Thu 07-Feb-13 21:31:57

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!

KIWIFTM Thu 07-Feb-13 21:58:30

she also vomits straight after feeding if I have had dairy

Forgetfulmog Sun 10-Feb-13 08:28:59

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)

Any other questions feel free to ask smile

OHforDUCKScake Mon 11-Feb-13 11:45:25

Id continue to feed her, if it was a one off I suspect it would clear sooner than if you just stopped a full throttle long term dairy filled diet.

A bit of pate with a bit of milk wont take two weeks to clear.

If Ive eaten something 'wrong' its effects show in DS and stop, within 12 hours.

Dairy free formula is absolutely rank, and thats even if she takes a bottle.
Be careful when weaning, my son was intolerant to my eating dairy, and directly anaphylactic when he eats dairy himself.

OHforDUCKScake Mon 11-Feb-13 11:46:27

Forgetfulmog I think you were reading something that wasnt there. wink

Forgetfulmog Mon 11-Feb-13 19:15:11


OHforDUCKScake Mon 11-Feb-13 19:45:33

I think you may have thought she was asking something else. What you aswered wasnt relevant to her question. wink

Helpful for others reading though! grin

KIWIFTM Sun 28-Apr-13 09:55:09

thank you everyone for your help - I'm still BF and just have to really watch what I eat. Icecream and cream seem to be the worst !

Happygirl77 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:03:43

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.

Hang in there!

Stacks Mon 29-Apr-13 15:59:17

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.

KIWIFTM Fri 17-May-13 08:36:07

thank you everyone for your help - now trying to find a dairy free formula! have tried infasoy - but don't think she likes it...

KIWIFTM Fri 17-May-13 08:48:03

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.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 17-May-13 08:58:16

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.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 17-May-13 08:58:43

Snouts? Abouts blush

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Fri 17-May-13 08:59:49

That's if you wanted formula of course not saying give up at all but that was in answer to your comment about finding the soya formul x

Cravingdairy Fri 17-May-13 09:07:18

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.

trixymalixy Fri 17-May-13 21:36:24

I would just keep bfing too. The worst of it is probably over now and dairy free formula is vile.

Oatly or Kara are the best milk substitutes IMHO. Both make a nice white sauce which is good for lasagne.

Pure or vitalite spreads are dairy free.

Swedish glacé ice cream is lovely. Alpro soya desserts are nice. Oatly cream is good, but hard to find.

trixymalixy Fri 17-May-13 21:36:57

Ooops kara is now called Koko.

trixymalixy Fri 17-May-13 21:44:20

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


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