Not Too Bad

Day one of dairy-free is past and it wasn’t too bad. Josiah has some “normal” childhood eczema and I think it may be related to an allergy to milk or eggs so we are starting by eliminating milk from his diet and mine (since he nurses about 5 times a day and I’d guess that he gets at least half- if not more- of his calories from breastmilk). We had rice milk in our cereal and I probably wouldn’t have noticed that it was different at all if I hadn’t poured it myself. We made a chocolate banana bread, which tastes very yummy.

The hard part for me will be no cookies and no pizza or cheese, which I love. I think Josiah will have a really hard time with no ranch dip. Brian and Eila will continue to have some dairy, but for the most part they will have to eat it when the dairy-free members of the house are not around.


  1. Kristen said,

    May 27, 2008 @ 1:36 pm

    Good luck. The first 3 days are the hardest followed by the first 3 weeks. It really is very hard to eliminate dairy from your diet, but OREOs are dairy free!

    Annabelle still has eczema on her arms and I think it is dairy related; however, she doesn’t itch, so we’re not taking it out… Beth has been on and off dairy for the past few months. Her only symptom is runny poo, but it hasn’t seemed to matter if she is with or without, it is always not an easy cleanup.

    I am totally on dairy fortified now. Beth Weaned herself about a month and a half ago. I wasn’t ready. She stopped throwing herself into position, so I stopped offering.

  2. Kristen said,

    September 5, 2008 @ 11:07 pm

    CALEB ISN’T ALLERGIC TO DAIRY!!!! or at least not as allergic as Beth was… But he does spit up after almost every meal… which could mean he is, but he isn’t congested or projectile vomiting, so I’m not going off dairy yet.

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