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Dairy products and weaning

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toomuchteaching Thu 30-Jun-11 15:13:30

When DD was around 14 weeks she would wake up in the night farting so much that she cried. On the advice of my GP (and MN!) I gave up dairy and things improved a little. She still wakes up at least 4 times a night (we are co-sleeping) and only goes back to sleep if I let her feed, but I think it is for comfort/habit rather than hunger (will have to deal with that at some point). She is also still farty!

Now that we are approaching 6 months and I am thinking about weaning, should I keep her off dairy products? Or should I let her try? And if so what is the best way to go about that? Or what should I give as an alternative?

I am going to do BLW and continue to breastfeed. I also wonder whether I ought to be giving her vitamin drops.

TIA

kellestar Fri 01-Jul-11 08:24:27

I also gave up dairy for a bit when BF'ing DD as she had terrible wind/colic, it didn't make a noticeable difference. DD has had yogs, cheese and creme fraiche in/as meals, she is 6 mo, and no probs, but like anything, too much makes a sore tummy.

May be worth trying it in small doses and seeing how she responds.

yoghurt with some fruit puree is DD's fav breakfast.

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