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21/11/2014 at 06:47
Toby (now 10&half months) had been doing 6 or 7 horrendous green, string disgusting poos a day. Lots of farting. Lots of grumpiness. GP tests showed up nothing. HV's are useless and the internet suggested lactose / dairy allergy. So 6 weeks ago i cut out all dairy & egg from his & my diet (he is 100% breastfed). I cut out egg because the internet suggested they frequently go hand in hand with dairy allergy's.
It took 2 weeks but the poo is back to normal, he is HAPPY HAPPY boy and things are just improving all the time.
In those first two weeks, he put on some weight. in the next 4 fours he has remained static. No gain, but not lost. He has however learned to walk in that time. Gone from literally 1 or 2 steps 3 weeks ago to walking all over the flipping house ....... which is making me wonder about the static weight issue.
I have a referral phonecall appointment with a dietitian next wednesday ....this about the only useful thing the HV has helped with (I wont go into the leaflets about dairyfree formula that have been sent to me .... what about lactose free breast milk!?)
Does anyone have any experience? I'd really like to hear from someone ...... my cooking dairy&egg free is gradually improving but recipes / ideas welcome!
All the HVs (i've seen a vaerity now) are keen for me to stuff more & more food inside him. He does eat but is very small quantities and its mostly fruit (everything else, usually gets chucked on the floor!) and besides - i thought the mantra was "food is for fun until they are 1" i.e. milk being main source of nutrition & calories??
21/11/2014 at 06:49
P.s. sorry have ranted/waffled a bit but just wondering if anyone has any ideas or experience :-)
21/11/2014 at 23:27
Sorry to hear about Toby. E is cows milk protein intolerant and so I'm having to be dairy free as still breastfeeding. It sounds like you're doing the right thing cutting it out, you could also try cutting out soya too as dairy & soy allergies often go hand in hand.
I substitute vitalite for butter & use oat milk or koko coconut milk for both of us. I cook most of his food so it's not too hard to be dairy free, but use Ella's kitchen pouches now & again as quite a lot are dairy free (avoid ones with mash or fish)
Calcium is the big worry, so I make things like watercress & chickpea soup (tastes nicer than it sounds) and he has things like sardines. I use Hovis best of both bread as it has added calcium.
I find it's the hidden stuff that's hard as milk powder is in so much stuff.
As for Toby's weight I wouldn't be surprised if it's static because of him walking, but as I have a bum shuffler rather than walker it's hard to tell.
Give me a shout if you want to chat more.
Hope you're doing ok.
22/11/2014 at 23:01
A has a dairy and egg allergy diagnosed by pediatrician. We knew about the dairy but the egg was a suprise!
I find that being dairy free is usually ok and there's plenty of decent substitutes out there, but egg is a real pain. There are substitutes, but I just don't think they're any good. We worry about calcium too with the lack of dairy, but try our best with greens, seeded crackerbreads, blue oatly on or with as much as possible, and have recently started giving her Osteocare liquid a couple of times a week in her soya yoghurts.
once you start its pretty quick to get used to what they can and can't have, but the referral will be good as they'll prob do a skin *** test for other common allergens too so you'll get a good picture of what he'll be allowed.
in terms of his weight, i wouldn't worry as I'm sure his static weight is down to the walking :)
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