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    Hi all,
    We have just found out that our 5 year old DD is allergic to dairy and lactose and we have been recommended to limit her soy intake, does anyone have any tips on how to integrate this into our daily livess I do no want dd to feel different, any websites to look at would be hugely appreciated.
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    Default Re: Feeling a bit overwhelmed :(

    I will try to add more detail later but the best advice I was given is to look at what you can eat, rather than what you can't.

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    Default Feeling a bit overwhelmed :(

    Go for as much fruit an veg you can get into her, meats etc. as many non-milk-based foods possible. Maybe try the whole family on the same thing so she doesn't feel left out. Make sure lots of water is consumed (maybe with a little cordial to make it special or even food colouring to make it pink or purple or whatever). Then buy some soy milk and yoghurt (I am sensitive to lactose too so love soy products!). There's even "Nutelex" which is a delicious soy/nut based margarine which is delicious IMO. Also very healthy

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    My DD is dairy free too. She eats lots of fruit. Fresh bread and fruit for breaky, occasionally crepes made with water instead of milk (delicious with strawberries, or cinnamon sugar, or ham and shallots), fruit and crackers for morning tea, sandwich for lunch, fruit, or homemade biscuits or scones for afternoon tea, protein and salad dinner, or cheeseless pizza, or stirfry with noodles.... Lots of options. She's been dairy free since birth and its quite easy to manage once you get going and so far it hasn't been an issue with school or friends at all.

    Nutelex is a great butter substitute. And in baking we'll often use olive oil instead of butter (in cakes etc).

    Good luck. It might seem overwhelming at first, but it gets much easier I promise.

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    Default Re: Feeling a bit overwhelmed :(

    Two things I thought of,
    1. Be careful not to introduce to many new things at once, you may find other things she is sensitive to, so treat it like starting solids... Wait a couple of days after starting a new food to watch for reactions
    2. Dd1 is cmpi allergic but she can tolerate some cooked dairy, specifically butter in a cake. The cooking process (20mins+ of choking) changes the protein, breaks it down I believe (someone correct me if that's wrong) We have never tried her on cooked cheese

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    Default Feeling a bit overwhelmed :(

    Thank you everyone
    can anyone recommend a store bought bread? If a product is lactose free dies that mean its dairy free?

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    Default Re: Feeling a bit overwhelmed :(

    Goats milk

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    Default Re: Feeling a bit overwhelmed :(

    Quote Originally Posted by babyflash View Post
    Thank you everyone
    can anyone recommend a store bought bread? If a product is lactose free dies that mean its dairy free?
    No lactose free doesn't mean dairy free. Lactose is the sugar in milk, but the allergy can be to the lactose or the protein or maybe the entire package. Dd1 is allergic to the protein. Whoever diagnosed your dd should be able to clarify that for you
    I can't recommend a store bread, sorry, cos we're wheat free as well so we can't eat 95% of store breads (and have yet to find one that is palatable to kids).

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