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DS (9m) referred to dietician as probably dairy intolerent - what to expect?

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NineUnlikelyTales Tue 19-Jun-07 12:09:39

Hi

My DS has just been referred to a dietician as he is almost certainly dairy intolerent (smelly, mucousy poos whenever he has any). I have started to keep a food and poo diary (just another thing I never thought I would do in life before I became a parent) I have also switched him to goat's milk on his cereal as an experiment.

Has anyone else been referred to a dietician and if so, what was it like? I'm glad we've got the referral but I am a bit anxious too.

Cheers

Gwu Tue 19-Jun-07 13:05:48

Hi There

We've seen several dieticians - most of them have been very helpful. They guide you as to what can or can't be eaten, the quantities that should be eaten, the eating plan till the next meeting, work out what may be missing from your child's diet (in this case Calcium) and will then recommend sources of Calcium (in our case, Calcium Sandoz).

They usually ask you about your child's health and ask you for a typical day's eating. Then they may give you a list of all the stuff that dairy or milk can be named as on the side of food packaging e.g. casein, whey etc.

Don't be anxious. If you have any questions that you can think of between now and the appointment, then make sure you write it down as there's nothing worse than reaching the appointment and remembering that you've forgotten what questions you were going to ask.

Good luck.

NineUnlikelyTales Wed 20-Jun-07 09:42:15

Thanks Gwu, that is helpful. I suppose what I am anxious about is that we will be criticised for being vegetarian, or starting on the path of being monitored closely. It doesn't sound as though that is likely though.

I have had quite serious food issues in the past (healthy now though) so I suppose my feelings are a bit mixed up. Thanks for the reassurance.

LilRedWG Thu 28-Jun-07 08:39:14

We see a dietician for DD (13 months) who has milk protein intollerance and all is as Gwu says. Don't stress - they are there to help you. Also, don't be suprised if they say not to give your DS goats or sheeps milk and not just cows. DD is on soy formula and will be until she is at least two.

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