When first asked to be a guest writer for a Mi Savings review I was skeptical, nervous and uncertain that I had anything worth saying or that what I wrote would be any good. Then Amy asked if I would mind doing a special interest project about soy foods and my journey with my son who is lactose intolerant and dairy allergic. It has taken me a while to get my act together and get some things ready for this…
First let me introduce myself and my family… My name is Kristina; I am married to a wonderful man, Matt and a mom of two amazing children, Zoey who is 4 and Dylan who is 2. I have known Amy since we were in 7th grade and she is the godmother of my daughter.
We first found out that Dylan had problems with dairy at around 2 months. It started with a range of symptoms including difficult to release gas, abdominal cramps with a hard/distended stomach and lots of loose stools/diarrhea (to be frank it was almost explosive) coughing or wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes.
After switching from breast milk to formula and then going through 3 different types of formula and many discussions with the doctor… we had a happy healthy baby who was growing like a weed until it came time to start introducing solid foods, which is when my nightmare truly began. You would never believe the amount of food that has some form of dairy or lactose in it. I was/ am reading every label looking for milk, lactose, whey, casein, sodium caseinate, or caseinate.
So fast forward 2 years and my food world has expanded as I learn new ways to make foods that my little guy can eat and enjoy with the family without missing out on the tastes and textures of the foods that we enjoy. I will do my best to make these easy to follow and easy to make cause that’s how I like it too. Please, if you have questions or suggestions, feel free to pass them on and I will do what I can with them. Thank you for taking this journey with us 🙂
We found this amazing bracelet for allergy awareness at our local CVS pharmacy…
Ps. Below you will find some links to information sites regarding milk allergies and lactose intolerance
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