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21/05/2013 at 14:49
Anyone got any pointers, tips and recipes?
21/05/2013 at 14:54
I did a lot of sweet potato, carrot, butternut squash. I tried BLW but found it really hard as N couldn't just eat what we did so felt like I was forever cooking. You can buy Pure dairy free butter. The dietician gave us loads of info about what was dairy free and what wasn't. Do you see one?
21/05/2013 at 15:16
We have another paed appointment at the end of June so were not in any rush yet, but I imagined it'd be a bit more taxing than normal so want to get clued up. Will they refer us to a dietician for weaning?
21/05/2013 at 16:25
Get thee onto the Pure Spread website. They have loads of dairy free stuff on there.
Mostly you are giving babies fruit and veg though so it's really not an issue.
21/05/2013 at 19:32
The pure stuff isn't bad either. I eat it most if the time as my h can't have normal stuff so it's generally in the house. It's not mega expensive and often in offer too which helps.
21/05/2013 at 21:12
We've recently started weaning S and attended a group meeting about it. We also have the number of the dietician at the hospital who we can ring for advice at anytime. We started with BLW fruit and veg which was working well, but now she's starting to eat more main type meals I'm finding it more difficult to find things suitable for us all, so have started to give her some of the Ella's kitchen pouches that don't contain milk as the ingredients are well labelled. We're going away soon, so plan to try being more adventurous with my own cooking when we return. The organix products are good for finger foods too and they also have some biscuits that are milk free.
We've discovered that while she can tolerate soya in products i.e. yoghurts etc. she can't tolerate the milk on it's own (i.e. on cereals) as when I tried it on the advice of the hospital she was sick for 2 days. If he's ok with soya you'll have a much wider choice, so it's prob a good idea to try something with soya in early on so you can then continue to use or eliminate. We've used vitalite spread, as it's easy to get hold of and the stork margarine block is also dairy free (but not the tub!) for baking. The free from aisles in the supermarkets often have a limited choice, but they're really more 'treat' type foods, that I personally won't give her so early on anyway. Holland and Barrett have the best range of cheeses around me, I've yet to find the pure range in shops near me, despite it being recommended at the hospital.
If you've not already, it's worth while joining the Nutramigen facebook page and looking at their website. They have a recipe book that you can download. It says to use nutramigen milk, but the hospital said it's fine to substitute with whatever type of milk your baby has.
You'll soon get into the habit of reading every label and you'll continue to be amazed at how many things have milk of some form in! I'm too worried about hidden milk use to allow her to have anything apart from veg off our plate when we're ok just in case. It is more time consuming than normal and it is an added difficulty, especially when I've a 3yr old who still doesn't seem to get the idea to keep food out of her way, but we're getting into the swing of things and thankfully she's eaten almost everything so far!
21/05/2013 at 22:16
We were referred to the dietician to check she was getting what she needed on a dairy free diet. Mainly they were concerned about calcium, and that she was getting a variety of foods. I used soya milk for cooking and diary free spreads, and we did blw. The only thing I missed using was cheese really, otherwise I cooked what we would normally have. She had fruit puree pots and soya yoghurts as desserts / sweet snacks, soya milk on cereal for breakfast and I used stork marg for baking, the type in the paper rather than plastic pots is dairy free. I think it helped that my mil is lactose intolerant so we were used to thinking dairy free, but it really didn't seem that bad at the time. Good luck!
21/05/2013 at 23:27
Thanks everyone, lots of useful info x
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