Post # 1
I have a question for all you who have breast feed, I think I will call the doctor as well, no worries. During the last four months it has become clear our little one has serious gas issues, like up all night screaming gas issues. It seems to be triggered by dairy, soy, and nuts (worst offender). Over the counter gas drops have little to no affect. I was thinking about asking the doctor if they have any prescription drops that may be more effective? We currently supplement with the aliemental formula. I was wondering if anyone has dealt with issues like this? Were you able to eat the foods and pump and dump? When did your LO grow out of the allergy?
Thanks so much!!!!!
Post # 3
No everyone that I know that had allergic children had to cut all of it out of their diet while breast feeding. Pump and dump just doesn’t work. Some kids grow out of it within a couple of years, some kids never do. My niece can tolerate some dairy now at 3 years but not too much.
Post # 4
My son was soy and milk allergic. He pump and dump doesn’t work because it takes a few days for the protein to leave your system. It can take 2 or I weeks for the babies intestines to heal from the damage. My son grew out of milk at 18 months but it still allergic to soy. So we eat no soy at all. He is finally gaining weight and being healthy. Before this he wasn’t healthy. It is so worth not eating those foods.
Post # 5
@brownieMomma: Damn thanks! My daughters gas is horribly upsetting so i agree its not worth it but I’m craving a latte and some ice cream so bad!!
@jny1179: THanks!! I thought with all the ice cream I ate while I was pregnant my daughter would equally appreciate it, hopefully in a few years!!
Post # 6
@carriejuly: Haha I hear you, it’s a bummer that they can’t enjoy all the foods we love!! Hopefully she’ll grow out of it soon!
Post # 7
@carriejuly: Sounds like your lo is porbably MSPI (milk soy protein intolerant). The reaction(s) can look alot like an allergy but in most cases it’s not actually an “allergy”. Most babies that are protein intolerant DO outgrow their sensitivity so long as exposure is limited/stopped. You do have to completely omit the allergen though…. can’t pump & dump. =/ Usually you can see a difference in just a few days but it takes around 3 weeks for dairy protein to be completely out of the system (your system) and then another 1-2 to be out of baby’s.
My DD, P, is/was intolerant to dairy, soy, egg, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, and coffee. She had a range of symptoms some differing depending on the exposure. It took around 4.5 months to get everything pinpointed & omitted to now having a very happy P and at 10.5 months I’ve been able to add back egg (she can eat egg yolk directly), soy, and occasional dairy.
I DO understand the frustration in the beginning though b/c I used to drink a gal of milk pretty much every day. I literally cried everytime I opened the fridge. Now though, it’s pretty much second nature.
The best first step is to find some good staple meals that are safe so you have something to answer the question “What the heck am I supposed to eat?” question that is so frustrating!
- mspimama.com has a slew of safe recipes!
- Rice milk is a great milk alternative… so is Almond milk but I can’t have nuts. =/
- Larabars are a fantastic munchie on the go that is dairy & soy free and can be found at Target.
- Udi is a great brand of bread, buns, rolls, and even muffins/waffles that are GF but also dairy, nut, and soy free!
I actually really love being dairy free now & feel so much better about the things we eat these days!!! Hard at first but SOOOOOOOOOOO worth it!
Sidenote: You can pm me anytime. GL 😉
Post # 8
@runsyellowlites: thank you!! That information is great, you are exactly right… all i wonder is what the heck I can eat!! We have noticed right away, if I eat the trigger foods it leads to a reaction = at least two hours of crying…. We supplement with formula, and she had a reaction to that right away so now we use the expense one to supplement with. I didn’t even think of rice milk!!! So excited to try it!! I have noticed her tolerance for nuts is worse than dairy so I think I will avoid almond milk as well. Thanks can’t wait to look at the recipes…. our menus right now are quite boring… all i seem to want are things i can’t have!
Post # 9
@carriejuly: Totally understand!
Also, when eating out…
Sit down restuarant: Steak, unseasoned veggies, & salad w/ a vinaigrette dressing.
Chickfila: Southwest Salad no cheese & Italian dressing, fries, & even cole slaw
McDonald: Homestyle burger, fries, salad w/ balsamic dressing
(yes sometimes I eat bad bc I get sick of cooking every meal. Lol)
Oooooh and SO Delicious makes coconut milk ice cream & yogurt as well!!! If you have a whole foods near you I think they actually have a whole dairy free aisle!
Here’s another good resource to help you familiarize yourself in label reading. (On my phone so I can’t hyperlink it)
Seriously once you get your groove it gets alot easier & not so overwhelming! I’m so glad I stuck it out & have been able to continue breastfeeding!