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
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.
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
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.