My daughter yesterday was diagnosed with a milk allergy via scratch test.
This is when I picture Edward Norton saying "I am Jacks complete lack of surprise".
She'd been breaking out in hives, and its gotten such, that every exposure to dairy - more hives. Like, she ate a bean out of her brothers lunch the other day that had TOUCHED cheese and broke out in them.
She's also allergic to ragweed. - Which carries with it the cross allergen foods- which she refuses to eat anyways. She likes guacamole, however the resultant vomiting resembles a scene from the exorcist.
I'm glad that she lives in this day and age when dairy free is an easy viable option. However, i'm getting frustrated at people who keep thinking allergy=intolerance and are genuinely trying to be helpful and suggest goats milk.
Part of me is frustrated, but another part of me kinda knew it would happen considering her brother's history.
At least we have an allergist who is SUPER pro breastfeeding- she said not to wean if I wasn't planning on it because of the restricted diet, my girlie NEEDS my milk. :) (she's also pro co sleeping, :D )
Any suggestions? tips on navigating this craziness?