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I was so hoping that this little girl wouldn't be sensitive to dairy. My DS just outgrew his dairy & soy sensitivities in January and I have enjoyed being able to eat cheese over these past 7 months. Unfortunately, whenever I eat a significant amount of dairy (like that wonderful chocolate milkshake on Tuesday) then DD is a screaming mess the next day.


So, it's back to a dairy-free diet for me. In reality I don't mind doing it for my babies but I just wanted to vent here, where I know I won't hear "just give her formula".
 

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My midwife said to avoid dairy and chocolate ( and a few other tummy upsetting things) for the first two months until baby gets more probiotics in her tummy. You can also give your baby some by either buying probiotics in powder form wetting your finger or nipple and then dipping it into the powder, or breaking apart a capsule and doing the same thing. I am also not looking forward to the diet restrictions. I will have a few more because my son has lots of allergies. Hang in there mamas! You could try desserts made with cocoa and goat cheeses. there are some pretty normal tasting goat cheddar and mozarellas.
 

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Yep, it does suck! I thinkit would have been easier if DS hadn't outgrown his sensitivities (though I'm glad he did!) because then I would still be used to my dairy-free diet.

I've had the goat's milk yogurt & cheese before, DS was OK with those. Now I just have to find a store here that sells them.
 

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I loathe being dairy free. I miss cheese and butter. We are going to the beach next week where we'll be eating lobster and clams and I don't know if I can do it without butter. I might cheat. But I hate to lose all the time I put into it so far. My chiro said it could take 3-5 weeks for everything to officially clear out of the system. I'll be 2 weeks into it then. Sigh.

I was wondering about goat cheeses. Maybe I'll try that. I'll be near a Whole Foods tomorrow. Great tip!
 

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Any coffee drinkers who are now off caffeine for the baby? I'm told caffeine makes reflux worse, but I am seriously withdrawing. Bad bad bad... I would gladly lose the dairy longer if I could have my coffee sooner.
 

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Originally Posted by PancakeGoddess
Any coffee drinkers who are now off caffeine for the baby? I'm told caffeine makes reflux worse, but I am seriously withdrawing. Bad bad bad... I would gladly lose the dairy longer if I could have my coffee sooner.
Yep - count me in that club too. I decided that what with all of the stuff we are doing, and the fact that there are so many things that you can cut out, that I would do just dairy and caffiene. Now I can't have cheese or coffee.
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