For Those Who Were Bf And Cut Out Dairy

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DB - March 11

How strict were you with it...meaning, for example, my dh and I were going to have pasta with tomato-vodka sauce, but in the ingredients there is cream...is this enough to irritate my dd?? I know the obvious dairy, milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream etc, but what about when it's something in a sauce or something like that?? Anyone know? Thanks in advance.

 

ssmith - March 12

For me, I could eat dairy producs like cheese and dd wasn't upset by it. I kind of think, if it's a small amount....or in a cooked dish, it will probably be okay. By the way, I was able to eat dairy after 3 months and dd was fine.

 

Emily - March 12

do you know your dd is upset by the foods you eat? I mean does she have an upset tummy and you are trying to fix it or just being cautous. I never really watched my diet. (Well I ate healthy, but didnt' cut any thing dairy or tomato out. ( I have heard tomatoes (raw ones, cooked were okay) can uspet tummys too, but it never bothered my dd.) I am b___stfeeding my second and nothing I eat seems to affect them. Plus like ssmith said, cooked shouldnt make mush of a difference.

 

DB - March 12

Well, Emily, that is the problem. I'm not 100% sure which foods are irritating her which is why I'm cutting the obvious dairy products first. The day before yesterday I had drank a ton of milk, had yogurt, cheese and icecream and yesterday she was extremely fussy and ga__sy, so I'm seeing a connection. I know it can take time to see the difference too which is why it's so hard!! My dd is only 6 weeks and I don't want to quit bf yet...

 

Emily - March 12

I have found that you can do amazing things for your kids. I never thought I could cut out soda, but once I found out I was pregnant, I quite cold turkey caus eI was having too many. Then after I had her and was finished bf, I stated up again. I couldnt do it for myself, but coudl for her. Try it for a couple of weeks. Cut out the big stuff like milk, cheese, and ice cream. Try soy milk and other no dairy subst_tutes to get that much craved dairy fix. Also try your hospital's lactation consultant, they should be anle to tell you what to avoid and what you can probably eat. Bf is a wonderfull experience. It was a time I got to bond with my girls. I am so gald I tried. I got lucky though as nothing I atre (except caffiene) had any effect on them. Good luck

 

tryingx3 - March 12

DB - with my dd, she was intolerant to dairy...it took about 3 days of a dairy free diet to see a change in her behavior (she was crying 2-4 hrs each night). I cut out ALL dairy, including chocolate until she was 12wks, then I eased it back in. One day I made cinnamon rolls and she had an upset stomache, I dug out the package and milk (or lactose) was an ingredient. My husband IS lactose intolerant and had trouble with the cinnamon rolls too, so I was pretty sure it was an ingredient in there.

 

DB - March 12

Emily, I know what you mean...I was addicted to diet coke!! Actually before I was pregnant I would have a diet coke with every meal instead of milk. Then when I got that bfp I cut it out cold turkey too!! That's when my milk addiction started!!! But I only had maybe 4 diet cokes the entire nine months and I was fine cutting it, so I know I can do this!! trying-wow, I'll have to read more labels, I would've never thought cinnamon rolls would have milk in them??!! I hope I see a difference right away with my dd, that will give me extra incentive to watch what I'm eating. I've been milk-free today so far..I'm proud of myself, lol...At least she's already 6 weeks old, so maybe in 6 more weeks I can ease it back in too. I wonder about all my milk I've pumped and froze. I'd hate to toss it, I hate wasting my precious b-milk!

 

Emily - March 12

Try giving her a bottle of the pumped milk and watch her for a few days. If it makes her ga__sy, you will pobably have to toss them, if it doesn’t then keep them. I am not sure as I do not know a lot about this kinda of thing as I never had to worry, but I do know that some things don't stay in bm even if pumped for very long. Like alchol. You can drink a few and pump right away and as long as you let the milk set for a couple of hous before giving it, it is okay to give as there is no alchol left in it. Like it disapates after it has set awhile. Not sure if it is the same with the dairy thing or not. Plus if you only give her bottle pumped before you gave up milk once every couple of days, it may not be enough to bother her. If you have to give her more than just that one, make sure that the rest have been pumped after you cut out dairy. Good luck. I know hoe you feel about that pumped milk. Don’t want to waste it…..When I started giving my dd cereal, I mixed it with formula cause I could make myself use just an once of that precious pumped milk…..

 

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