You can do it! Does the doctor have a list of foods you can eat, rather than a list you can’t? Hang in there.
Of course not! But a week in and he’s stopped screaming so I’ll figure it out!
Maybe reach out to Carol for recipe/meal recommendations?
Hummus, guacamole, kind bars, Luna bars, mixed nuts, coconut bliss ice cream, earth balance as a butter substitute, daiya vegan cheese makes acceptable grilled cheese, peanut butter/almond butter sandwiches, smoothies made with vegan milk, lots of Asian food is naturally dairy free, pasta with tomato sauce.
I'm sorry. I know it takes more free mental energy than you have right now to switch up your default meals. Let me know if there are specific foods you're missing that I can help you figure out how to replace or adapt.
perhaps steer clear of peanut butter ?
Obviously you should listen to your doctor, but here's an article
that rebuts some of the "avoid foods that your baby might develop an allergy to" claim (like peanut butter). I'd be careful about foods the parents might be allergic to, but not others unless advised by a doctor.
This baby has had so much peanut butter. I believe they did a huge analysis of when mothers were told to avoid peanut butter (as was the case for many years) versus given no advice to avoid and allergy cases were higher when mothers avoided it. Think it’s covered in The Crib sheet book that I read in a very sleep deprived haze.
Someone suggested a good cookbook that does meal prep on one afternoon for three quick meals, all of which can be made dairy free. It’s not how I would normally eat but I think n will do the trick.
So much has changed though in the last few weeks - he’s had his rotavirus vaccine, two colds...once his poops start to look normal again I’m going to try the odd yoghurt and see what the reaction is.
The best news is that after another sleepless night (when he likely had a sore throat given how dreadful both Rob and I felt twenty four hours later) I called in the cavalry. Mum came right back and Dad arrives on Monday. I’m actually looking forward to Christmas now rather than trying to survive it.
And then he slept till 5am from 7.30! So hopefully we’re trending slowly in the right direction.
He's probably almost as exhausted as you! Hang in there. I'm happy the cavalry can come to your aid. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!
Oh my goodness this all sounds so hard. Good luck with the rollercoaster of positive/negative feelings, dealing with avoiding dairy, and the ever-changing needs of your little dude! So glad your parents could come for Christmas. Merry Christmas, on that note!