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28 October 2006 @ 02:36 pm
My partner just gave birth to our daughter 1 month ago today....

The baby is strictly breastfed, and has been exhibiting signs of an allergy to something in her mom's diet...so the pediatrician reccomended cutting out all soy and dairy (for starters) out of her diet.

I'm having a really hard time trying to find recipes for things that contain ABSOLUTELY no dairy or soy (or their derivitives)....

Más o Menos: Waffle Woman - Cookin'peradouro on October 28th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
What kinds of foods specifically? Are you trying to find ways to make your usual foods without dairy and soy? Or are you trying to find completely new stuff to try out? Making things from scratch will eliminate a lot of the problem but I don't really know what to suggest without knowing what would be acceptable for your table. :)
dorky_mom on October 28th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
you may want to check www.enjoylifefoods.com

they have a lot of excellent allergy free foods!!!!!
I am allergic to those both and then some..... and i can eat EVERYTHING from their website.

and YAY for breast feeding. I Breast feed my son Jack too. He is almost 11 months old!!
Ms. Liminalmsliminal on October 28th, 2006 09:26 pm (UTC)
look at Thai food. They tend to use coconunt milk instead of regular milk, and fish sauce instead of soy.

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Charlottecrustyk on November 16th, 2006 01:22 pm (UTC)
Hi, I'm new here and yet to read previous posts but I'm sorry to hear about your daughter...that's why I'm here too!

My daughter has GERD (reflux) and it's been shown to be a symptom of her intolerance to dairy and soy. She's exclusively breastfed so I've been dairy and soy free for 4 months now.

I've found the easiest thing to do is stick to the basics of what you know (i.e. pasta with tomato sauce, roasted veg, cous cous, rice and plain cooked meat if she eats meat) and elaborate thereafter. The hardest part is eating out as almost everything contains dairy/soy! Watch out for these as well as the obvious:
hydrolysed oils, vegetable oil (unless you know what it's made of as most contain soya) casein, lecithin, whey, the preservative E322, and beware certain tablets which have lactose coatings.

Use rice milk with added calcium as a substitute for milk on cereals and in tea and coffee, coconut milk for curries and sweet recipes and oat milk for baking. I'm based in the UK and we have a vegetable based spread here called 'Pure' which I use instead of margarine, but only on pitta as most breads here contain soya flour and whey.

I eat a lot of salad (!) and make my own dressings. My daughter doesn't much care for garlic, broccoli, tomatoes, citrus fruit, beans or pulses either as it brings out her reflux so I'm quite limited. If you use olive oil instead of butter for frying/sauteeing and fish sauce instead of soy sauce, you can get a lot of mileage out of thai/chinese recipes. Beware peanut and nut based oils as these might also cause a reaction in your daughter.

Having said all this I'm off to check out the websites the above posters have recommended.

Good luck!
mayavada on November 16th, 2006 02:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for all the info!

Since this post, we've narrowed her allergy down to dairy products....we've ate all sorts of soy (we're vegetarians) and her poos are nice and yellow and seedy again - as long as momma stays away from all dairy :) :)

Broken, beaten and damned.: evil kitty laughterangel_one on March 23rd, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
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