As I said yesterday, things have been very one step forward, two steps back.
Not least in respect of Babygirl and her transition from milk to solid food.
I have finally faced the issue that she didn’t seem totally happy with dairy produce and got us a referral to a very nice consultant paediatric gastroenterologist. I went along with a full page of paper detailing everything that has happened during my pregnancy and since she was born.
Within 15 minutes he was completely convinced that she is intolerant of milk protein and we have been put on a strict diet of no dairy.
Which means no milk, no cheese, no yoghurt, no margarine (although there are some that can sneak through), no chocolate, no moon biscuits, no crumpets, no muffins. A list that seems to grow by the day.
More importantly it means no formula.
I had said I was feeling a bit trapped by breastfeeding well now I’m really very very trapped by it. The conclusion is that she can’t have anything except the very safe formulas and they reckon there’s no chance she’ll drink it because she’s used to lovely sweet breastmilk.
So we are faced with me having to continue to express one daytime feed when I’m back at work and finding ways around the other feed – current attempt is snacks at elevenses and the odd bit of oat milk. Put it this way I think we’re going to be getting frequent flyer points at the hospital where the dietician is based!
On the plus side the whole baby led weaning process means she’s got a good range of foods, we just now have to work out how to adjust our staples to cut out dairy and I’m realising just how much dairy Toddlergirl had when we started out with her.
Finally thank you to everyone who has taken the time to give me advice, to email, to tweet and to share with me their experiences – its been incredibly helpful to me and I’m really incredibly grateful.