Monday, December 3, 2007
Dairy-Free & Hating It!
We started Matthew on a casein-free diet on Saturday. I have replaced his 2% milk with rice milk and almond milk (and will eventually try soy but I have read this has lots of estrogen and is not good for the esophagus). Matthew has lost access to yogurt, cheese, butter, and ice cream - basically all the foods he loves and actually eats (he is a very picky eater)!
Matthew hates all the milk replacements (even the chocolate and vanilla flavored ones) so I am worried about him. We are giving him a calcium supplement but need to come up with other foods he can try. We will do this for 2 weeks and then begin gluten-free as well. I think he'll be able to stand that better b/c even though almost everything has some form of wheat, oats, or barley in it, there are more replacement foods for him (they are expensive and hard to find but they do exist).