Ditching Dairy While Breastfeeding? Here Are My Dairy Free Favorites

By youronebirth

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Many breastfeeding moms have to cut out dairy from their diet (I know, it’s really horrible). The day my nutritionist told me I couldn’t have cheese anymore was a very tragic day, so I can totally relate to you cheese loving, ice cream eating mamas out there. The reason moms have to cut out dairy is because their baby may be experiencing allergic reactions to the protein in cow’s milk (switching to lactose-free options won’t help either). Cow’s milk sensitivity or allergy can cause colic-like symptoms, eczema, wheezing, diarrhea, constipation, hives, and/or a stuffy, itchy nose. If you’re baby is experiencing any of these symptoms the best place to start is cutting out dairy. Many babies who have a sensitivity to dairy will also be more likely to have a sensitivity to soy…so their goes the soy milk idea! What’s a mom to do!?

Here are a few of my favorite dairy free recipes (I have so many, it was hard to choose). I hope these get you through your dairy detox : )

Basics:

I use almond milk and coconut milk the most. When I have a busy week I will buy almond or coconut milk at the store, but if you want to make it fresh at home (it’s so easy, really!) this is my homemade almond milk recipe 

Coconut Spread (I like Earth’s Balance…this one is also soy free)

Ranch Dressing

Pesto

“Cheese” (I have not tried this yet, but I just ordered some and have heard good things about it…plus I saw her on Shark Tank and liked her)

“Coffee Milkshake” (soooo so good)

Meals:

Chicken Tikka Masala 

Creamy Sundried Tomato Soup 

Creamy Avocado Pasta 

Holiday Treats:

Vegan Egg Nog

Spiced Almond Milk Egg Nog 

Vegan Cheese Cake 

Raspberry Bombs 

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (ice cream maker recommended)

So Delicious Coconut Almond Bar minis (Sprouts or Whole Foods)

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