(Closed) breast feeding and allergies

posted 6 years ago in Parenting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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 # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@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 Dirty Delete, 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!

  1. mspimama.com has a slew of safe recipes!
  2. Rice milk is a great milk alternative… so is Almond milk but I can’t have nuts. =/
  3. Larabars are a fantastic munchie on the go that is dairy & soy free and can be found at Target.
  4. Udi is a great brand of bread, buns, rolls, and even muffins/waffles that are Girlfriend 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 # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

@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)

http://www.godairyfree.org/food-and-grocery/food-label-info/hidden-dairy

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! 

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