Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Myra's First Food Challenge: Dairy.

Bottom line up front: Myra passed dairy!!

I don't even know what to do with myself.  Over the course of her dairy yogurt trial then straight milk, we started to see this moment coming, yet I still don't know how to put into words what's going through my mind right now.  I'm scared to call it official, incredibly relieved, optimistic this means she may have outgrown FPIES all together, trying not to get ahead of myself, and super overwhelmed thinking about the cooking possibilities.

Dairy was the first food that led us on this FPIES journey.  We noticed something very early on, but her symptoms were so atypical of 'normal dairy issues' it took a while to figure out.  I eliminated dairy from my diet while breastfeeding from 4 months until after we switched Myra to formula.  In that time, I tried putting butter on two pieces of toast in hopes that dairy wasn't the problem...confirmed.

Before you go feeding my kid, don't.  Haha, but seriously.  Dairy frees up a LOT of options for us, but she still has a laundry list of foods she can't have, including soy which seems to be in everything.  We are hoping to start a trial of that this weekend and, if all goes well, continue with the other failed foods, but it's a very slow process.  We are incredibly excited about this, but will continue to be diligent with recipes and ingredients until we have ruled out all of her FPIES trigger foods (hopefully SOONer than later).

I don't even know what else to say.  I think we'll see how she likes mac & cheese tomorrow!  I'll be doing cartwheels at the thought of being able to feed my kid mac & cheese while many parents of toddlers wish theirs would eat anything but.  HA!


1 comment:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...