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tips for giving up dairy?

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Mazzimaz2709 Fri 23-Oct-15 08:13:12

Hi all, my 9 week old has been displaying symptoms that indicate an intolerance to lactose and my HV has suggested I eliminate dairy from my diet for 2 weeks to see if I notice an improvement.

Just wine

Mazzimaz2709 Fri 23-Oct-15 08:14:40

Woops hit post!! And didn't mean to start next para with just wine... Mean to say...

Just wondering if anyone has any tips on eliminating dairy and what replacements you used instead?


dementedpixie Fri 23-Oct-15 08:17:08

You hv is an idiot then! Removing dairy from your diet will not affect its lactose content as breastmilk is full of it already as it is the sugar in all milks.

Maybe she means cows milk protein intolerance which is totally different

potap123 Fri 23-Oct-15 08:23:27

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Mazzimaz2709 Fri 23-Oct-15 15:49:59

Sorry dementedpixie it is me who is the idiot. I do indeed mean cows milk protein intolerance.

Mazzimaz2709 Fri 23-Oct-15 15:51:14

Thank you potap123 great info - the blog oh she glows is especially useful x

UnlurkyForSome Sat 24-Oct-15 22:01:14

Rice milk is by far the best in tea in my opinion! Blue oatly has good calcium content and is nice on cereal / for porridge etc. Pure spread instead of butter.

pashmina696 Sun 25-Oct-15 18:35:18

koko milk is good in coffee, and for making up desserts. oatly or soya cream, the free from cheese is edible if melted on a pizza,pure, vitalite, M&S dairy free spread, trex, stork block all dairy free. cheap biscuits and very cheap croissants etc are made with vegetable oils. my DS3 is CMPI and we tend to find something suitable fairly easily when we eat out. coconut oil is a good alternative too. I usually find if something i buy is made with olive oil, focaccia for example is very likely to also be dairy free. cheap cupcakes in the supermarket are often dairy free too

VulcanWoman Sun 25-Oct-15 18:44:19

Oatly oat milk is a good alternative.

TheDrsDocMartens Sun 25-Oct-15 18:48:14

Might need more than 2 weeks to be sure of a difference too, my ds takes 2 weeks from taking it to being clear properly.

Pure sunflower spread, oat milk in cereals, hazelnut milk in hot Choc!

trinitybleu Sun 25-Oct-15 18:53:49

Although on the subject of idiots, my DD's paediatrician and dietician both told me to go dairy free for her lactose intolerance. Her symptoms improved. They didn't disappear until she stopped bfing at 10 months, but it did help alot. confused

CallMeDaisy Wed 28-Oct-15 09:13:31

I'm now doing this too. Drs believe my DS has CMPI (both my dds had problems with dairy too but both were ff so easier to deal with!). DS is on EBF so I'm going dairy and soya free (soy can give the same reaction as dairy so am going soy and dairy free for 4 weeks at least, if the symptoms go, I will introduce soy again and see if it makes a difference). My goodness it's hard to find foods free of both soy and dairy!
So annoyed too as I havea freezer full of breastmilk I now can't use sad

Mazzimaz2709 Fri 30-Oct-15 13:47:17

Just thought I would update on my progress...

Dairy free (and now soy free too @callmedaisy as after reading your post, so thank you!) for just over 7 days and I have see a sporadic improvement. Dirty nappies have still been frequent but only every other one has been green/slimy/frothy instead of every single one. My little one still strains in the morning to poo but I'm starting to wonder if that's because she has been lying flat all night and struggles to get things moving. Her mood in general seems ok too.

I did go to see my HV yesterday and she has suggested we try colief too as there has been no dramatic improvement after just one week of dairy free. But I'm aware that by using colief I am trying to treat a potential lactose intolerance problem as oppose to a CMP allergy which I am trying to identify by cutting out the dairy - I think I should persevere with dairy free for another week or two before trying the colief if I don't see any improvement.

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