turns out she has both

This is a follow up to the {milestones} post from almost a month ago.

As I mentioned in that post, we had baby girl tested for food sensitivities to see if that may be what causes her eczema. The doctor thought that she may have a wheat (gluten) or dairy sensitivity.

Turns out she has both.

Specifically, a high whole wheat sensitivity, but her gluten sensitivity is pretty high as well. As for the dairy, milk was the highest followed by cheddar cheese.

The good news is that she does not currently drink milk. She never did. By that I mean she never drank cows milk. She was breast fed until she was 14 months old, but would never take a bottle of milk. So, we don’t need to cut that out of her diet.

I will have to start to cut out wheat and cut down on her dairy from cows (it looked like she will be okay with goats milk products).

My aunt and uncle, who we visited in Vail, have cut dairy and gluten out of their family’s diet and they are a wealth of knowledge, but it all seems daunting to me.

Does anybody have any experience with this? Do you know of any good resources for me?

I am just hoping that I can give my children the best upbringing possible and that includes their diet. If I can help baby girl feel better by changing her (and our whole family’s) eating habits then I am all for it!

home is…making changes for all of us even if it is just needed by one of us.

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8 thoughts on “turns out she has both

  1. Kam says:

    Hey Steph…
    I can’t imagine not being able to have dairy!! I LOVE my milk and my cheese way tooooooo much!!!
    Jen F might be a good resource about the gluten stuff… She was gluten free or maybe ‘gluten reduced’ when I was still at WCI…
    And I have a cousin, whose girlfriends son, has to be gluten and dairy free and she knows tons about it… I could get you her info if you want to talk or email her.
    I even had a gluten free, dairy free (& sugar free, I think) cupcake at their house and surprisingly it was delicious!
    Who knew?? I could eat dairy free, gluten free?? NOT ME!!
    Good luck… it will be hard at first I’m sure, but you’ll get it figured out!!
    And baby girl will feel better too!

    • stephany @ home is what you make it says:

      Thanks Kam!
      Yeah, the dairy doesn’t have to be completely cut, but it has to be rotated so she doesn’t eat the same thing. Basically she can have dairy every other day and it has to be a different type of dairy every other time she eats it.
      She doesn’t drink milk, so that’s not a big deal!
      My problem will be finding a recipe for GOOD gluten free cookies to have with my milk!

  2. Amy says:

    Can she have sheep’s milk products? Trader Joes and Costco both sell a Manchengo cheese that is excellent & they both have it for a good price. I also use Tofutti (tofu) sour cream and Tofutti cream cheese as substitutes – they sub well, but you wouldn’t want to eat them straight.

    • Amy says:

      I forgot to mention that Bob’s red mill has some gluten free flour substitutes, which I think you can use to make your favorite cookies.

      • stephany @ home is what you make it says:

        Thanks, Amy! I knew you would have some information for me. Her sensitivity to goats milk is low, so she should be able to tolerate that. I will check out Trader Joe’s!
        I already buy gluten free frozen pancakes there, so I know I will be able to find some things there.
        Hope to see you soon!

  3. CK says:

    Oh, sorry, I don’t have much guidance on this one! But I’ve seen other bloggers talk about it and if I find any good ones I’ll pass the info on to you. I do know, that Whole Foods is a really fun store 😉
    And I always buy gluten free brownies just cuz I think they taste better…
    -CK

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