Soy-anara Dairy!

October 14th, 2011 2:45 PM -05

We had a sneaking suspicion early on that Emerson had a dairy/soy allergy.

There were a few green diapers with specs of blood, so I stopped eating dairy and soy products when she was 3 weeks old. No tofu, soy lattes, cheese, butter or ice cream. Cold turkey..ish. I continued eating potato bread, which is made with milk.

Over the past few weeks, she developed a worsening case of reflux.  We took her to the pediatrician yesterday.  While in her office, Em had a nuclear green diaper with specs of red… this after I’d eaten a buttload of Slow Dough Bread Co’s pretzel rolls.  Acid reflux and milk/soy allergy tend to go hand-in-hand.  So Emerson was put on Zantac and I was taken off soy and dairy.  No more bread until at least February, when we “retest” her at six months old. (kow)

It’s going to make eating out beyond difficult, because everything is made with milk and/or butter. And if not, then there are the limitations on all things tasty spicy.  The next few months should be interesting.  I’m not even going to think about what I won’t be able to eat over the holidays.

But oh well!  I went 9 months without caffeine, sushi, tuna and  cold cuts.  What’s another few months of restriction?  If it means Emerson will no longer choke on her stomach acid or writhe with gas, it’s worth it.

I mean who wouldn’t do anything for this cutie?

PS: Update 10/15/11 – add eggs to that.

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