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Mar 22, 2010
woodalle
Breastfeeding and dairy protein intolerance
Anyone else breastfeeding a baby with reflux and dairy protein intolerance? If so, what do can you eat to avoid dairy?
Mar 23, 2010
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
There are tons of dairy alternatives for the obvious dairy consumption -- almond milk, soy milk (though soy protein is also often a problem for little ones with dairy issues), rice milk, goat's milk, yogurts and other dairy products made from the aforementioned alternatives, etc. Check at your local health food market, natural foods market or online if none of these exist in your locale. The really tricky part is when it comes to REALLY eliminating dairy, and especially soy, because one or both of them is hidden in the ingredient list of virtually every processed food. So, then the key is to read labels carefully and, ideally, just avoid processed foods. It can seem challenging at first if you are accustomed to using a lot of processed products, but with some practice and a bit of support from your family, going non-processed is actually not so difficult to do. It does take a lot of attention and commitment, though.

If you haven't already been there, you will find a lot of helpful information and advice at www.llli.org, in the mother-to-mother forums -- particularly in the forum for allergies and the breastfeeding family. Hang in there -- it's not always easy, but it is soooooo worth it!

Mar 24, 2010
mandia
Hi woodalle, I am in the same situation. Here is a link to some info I was given to get started in excluding milk protein from my diet: http://www.swedish.org/documents/Peds/MilkFree.pdf If you give me some ideas of what you like to eat, I can give you some suggestions on things I have found that are milk protein free. HTH
Mar 31, 2010
em sanderson
Try creating a profile at http://www.sophiesafefoodguide.com/ They will give you a list of all kinds of stuff to eat but the stuff is sometimes hard to find.
Check with your
doctor first!