I'm feeling a little deprived, and selfish. So be a kind soul and help me out!
Ava has issues. Several, in fact, but I'm only concerned with one at the moment. She is allergic to milk. Cow's milk that is. No we're not talking she gets a little diarrhea or diaper rash from ingesting it. We're talking hives, violent vomiting, swelling, and airway constriction. The doctor gave her one of those lovely little epi-pens to keep on hand if Benadryl and Albuterol won't do the trick. Scary, but also really sucks for me (here comes the selfish part.)
Since Ava has so many issues, the majority of her diet comes from me still. We cannot put her on formula because of the milk/soy. We could put her on rice dream, but I just can't see her getting proper nutrition from it. (She is too tiny to mess around with.) So, the only choice is to continue nursing her for the near future to ensure she stays healthy.
I'm sure you've guessed that means I cannot have any dairy. I know, I'm a big baby. I'm sure some of you have gone without it before and it wasn't a big deal. BUT, I love food. I love to eat. I love to bake. AND just about everything, that's worth eating anyway, has milk in it. So please- do a girl a favor and tell me something so yummy that has no milk products in it. It will make my day, or night.
And if you dare say something about chocolate or ice cream, I'll have to hurt you!
3 years ago