With the arrival of our sixth baby, I am once again going completely dairy-free while I nurse her. I am hoping that this will help her with her gassy symptoms as well as decrease her chances of a severe milk allergy like her older brother has (this is not proven, but I have friends who have had much success). In addition to going dairy-free while nursing, I’m also using Mylicon drops as needed as well as Little Tummies gripe water. Both seem to be helping her colicky symptoms tremendously. I have found it quite easy going dairy-free this time as I pretty much cook dairy-free all the time anyway for my other children. That said, I have found a new love in Rice Dream original flavor for my cereal. I much prefer it over soy milk right now and love adding blueberries and walnuts or pecans on top of my cereal. We made homemade pizza the other night and I barely even missed the cheese. I added extra sauce and lots of toppings to compensate. (I don’t miss the extra calories either:)). I love using the grill this time of year to grill garden vegetables and discovered a pumpkin cake that is just heavenly! (My mother-in-law created the recipe as she was experimenting with the ingredients that we had on hand in the house. So moist! I’ll have to post the recipe next month on my website www.milkallergycompanion.com.) Although I miss ice cream (have to get some Soy Ice Cream or Cuties on hand…), overall eating dairy-free has been just fine and I am happy to make the sacrifice if it will help my little baby. For a quick list of menu ideas that are dairy-free, visit this section of my blog: http://milkallergycompanion.blogspot.com/2008/10/quick-list-of-menu-ideas-for-nursing.html

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5 Comments on Dairy-free While Nursing

  1. Just found your blog, and appreciate the ideas. My son had a milk sensitivity, so I had to cut out the milk while nursing also. My 3 week old daughter seems to have the same issues–so I'm testing the no milk diet again!

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