Ladies, I want to thank all of you for your words of advice regarding a possible milk allergy/sensitivity in my 3 month-old daughter, Caroline. After reading your experiences and doing some research of my own, I decided to go dairy-free about 10 days ago. I’m happy to report that Caroline’s diapers have gone from being green poop at every changing, to now being mostly wet, and sometimes yellow poop – no more green diapers! It took about 5 days for this to happen, but to me it is incredible that just by cutting dairy out of my diet, there could be such a dramatic change!
Here’s the brief summary of what I’ve done: I’m not eating any straight dairy – milk, cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, etc. I’m also being careful with items that contain milk ingredients, such as pancake mixes and many snack foods. This is a pretty big change for me, and I’ve started taking probiotics because I have noticed that my stomach has been upset since cutting out dairy – has anyone else had a similar experience? I have supplemented my diet with Almond Milk, some yummy homemade granola bars, lots of hummus (instead of cheese), and some surprisingly tasty Tofutti mint chocolate chip ice cream sandwiches Oh, and I cannot forget to thank Karen, who told me that I could eat Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips – they have been a saving grace!
As for Caroline, she is still quite fussy at certain times throughout the day, but it is impossible to know whether this is related to some dairy that is left in my system or whether it’s just normal baby fussiness. Time will tell, I suppose, but I am thrilled with the diaper results!
Thank you again for all of your thoughtful comments, and God bless you all on this Monday morning!