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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Breastfeeding when your baby has a dairy allergy

When my Savannah was first born, she was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy. Basically, what that means is if I had any cows milk in my diet, any at all, she would get very fussy and gassy because it would pass through my breast milk. She would spit up a lot, and vomit on anyone that would hold her!! My options were to either stop breastfeeding and put her on a synthetic formula (like Alimentum or Nutramigen) that is $25.00 a can (and doesn't smell or taste good) or take the dairy out of my diet. So I choose the cheaper, healthier choice and decided to continue breastfeeding and cut out the dairy!!! I obviously had to change the way I ate and learn how to read labels. I was shocked to find out all the hidden sources of dairy!!!! Needless to say, I was able to transform many of my favorite recipes into a dairy free versions. My goal is to share my tips of leading a dairy free life while breastfeeding and include some of my favorite recipes!! My first recipe I will share is my favorite Blueberry Apple Crisp. I am so thankful that I was able to continue breastfeeding and figure out ways to easily cut dairy out of my diet.


  1. Thanks for sharing, bless you.

  2. Sounds like your calling. God will use your experience to help and bless others! And that is something to be very thankful for :)


Thanks so much for your encouraging words!