Holy Cow (Milk)

Warning: this post contains a photo of green, slimy baby poop. (Stef, that was for you…)

This morning, Charlie’s poop had blood in it. For months now, her poops have been varying shades of green. Based on my doc and my other doc (Dr. Google), it seemed to be an oversupply issue. However, today’s diaper was a game changer.

The poor little princess had green, mucousy, bloody poop today.

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Nasty, right?

Well, as soon as I saw it, I knew I had to call the doc. I spoke to her nurse and waited for a call back… Which took about 2+ hours. In the meantime, I managed to uncover what sounded like a dairy intolerance.

After checking out the little one later that afternoon and seeing the poop pic, the doc confirmed my guess. This is most likely a dairy intolerance.

So, what does that mean? Well, it means that I can literally eat nothing with milk protein. That includes the obvious cheese/milk, but also a lot of breads and packaged foods. To add to it, I can’t eat anything with soy.

Because of the strictness of the dairy/soy ban, Hubs and I figure this might be a good time to try the paleo diet… For the next 8 months.

Woof.

I already miss cheese. Yummy, Melty cheese.

But I’m going to stay positive.

Wish me luck!!

Here’s the extensive list of dairy no-no’s…

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But here’s what makes it totally worth it…

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10 thoughts on “Holy Cow (Milk)

  1. Good luck! My sister went through the same thing with her son- she was able to EBF for the whole year no problems (although not easy to change your diet over night!). I think she was even able to slowly introduce some things back after a couple months 🙂 It is AMAZING how soy is in everything. Pinterest was very helpful for coming up with meal ideas.

  2. Jude has been having green diapers for months as well. I eventually decided to cut out dairy (mainly milk and cheese) and he finally had a normal diaper. Then, I indulged in cheese and the next diaper was again green. Have you ever eaten LaraBars? I love them. I eat a gluten free diet and these are my go to snacks. Dairy free as well. (Some flavors do have chocolate chips in them, though.) I also use Rice Milk as a replacement. I hardly ever drink it like I would a glass of chocolate milk (it’s pretty thin) but it does well in soups/baking/pancakes/etc. Good luck! I second the Pinterest–so many ideas there!

  3. Bummer about the milk intolerance & all that pumping 😩 I’ve been doing the Paleo diet for almost 2 months & really love it! I thought I would struggle with cheese & dairy but am shocked at how much I don’t miss it. Happy to help if you have questions.

  4. Hopefully you like eggs, they are a big part of this eating style! Check out paleogrubs for some good ideas. Larabars are one of my favorite snacks or I make these energy bites with cashew butter, honey, chia seeds, flax, unsweetened coconut & dairy free mini chocolate chips that are awesome. Pinterest is a great place to check out for ideas on substitutions. Julienned zucchini or spaghetti squash instead of pasta, cauliflower instead of rice, etc. Outpost is a great resource for nitrate free meats too! I’m definitely not an expert but happy to help!

  5. MAJOR bummer about the pumping! I’ve only been breastfeeding for a week now, but I already know how breastmilk is liquid gold!
    AND that’s frustrating that you have to so drastically change your diet!
    But on the other hand, you have SUCH a positive attitude! Keep it up!! You’re right, it is SO worth it… and at least it isn’t forever! 🙂

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