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Newly diagnosed campo

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monstergoose Fri 26-Apr-13 21:17:23

My 10kw old dd has reflux and after seeing the paed specialist on wed he's advised me to try a dairy exclusion diet. So I though it was as simple as avoiding butter, milk, yoghurt and cheese but I didnt realise joe much stuff had milk powder in! Do I need to be avoiding this kind of food as well (ie the stock cubes/ gravy/crisps etc) or is this overkill and will just a a posing the main dairy stuff do? Also prob a stupid question but does cocoa butter contain dairy?!

monstergoose Fri 26-Apr-13 21:31:06

Obviously the title should read cmpi not campo!

freefrommum Sat 27-Apr-13 01:29:58

I'm afraid you will need to avoid anything that contains milk in any form if you are doing an exclusion diet. Cocoa butter doesn't contain milk and the good thing is under EU law all packaged food products have to declare that they contain milk in the ingredients so it shouldn't be too difficult to work out what you can & can't have. It is shocking how many foods contain milk powder (including turkey/chicken slices, crisps etc) but once you get used to reading the labels, it's not that bad. My DS is allergic to milk, wheat, eggs and nuts but we still manage to eat 'normal' family meals, it just takes a bit of getting used to. There are plenty of alternatives out there including Vitalite dairy-free spread, oat/soya/Koko milk, soya yoghurts, and even dairy-free cheese (although I haven't found one I really like yet!).

monstergoose Sat 27-Apr-13 09:34:01

Thanks for your advice. I had a look the cheese in the supermarket yesterday but couldn't work out if it was just lactose free or milk product free, I'm not even sure if this is the same thing! In my defence I did have a crying baby in my arms at that point!

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