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dairy and egg free while bf - how to maintain fat/protein/calcium?

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OodPi Sat 22-Jun-13 21:21:16

I'm dairy free at the moment for ebf fed ds who is 15 weeks and we think intolerant rather than allergic but I'm finding it very hard and you've much more restrictions.
Ds Paeds said its calcium I need and the dietician will give me supplements and while I wait I've got some from the health food shop ( assistant had a milk allergy so knew what I wanted).
I'd get GP to chase it up though as you don't want to lose too much too fast , ebf needs a lot of calories!

kernowmissvyghen Sat 22-Jun-13 19:41:30

Olives, bought in olive oil not brine.
Fish in oil from the deli counter- rollmops if you like them and those anchovies in oil (not the salty ones)
Nice bread dipped in olive oil
In cooking, use lard and / or dripping where you would normally use butter- far tastier than margarine and more calorific!
As others have said, kara coconut milk for all occasions you'd use milk.
And coconut in all forms is full of good fat- add coconut cream etc to curries, spicy soups, etc.
Make your own flapjacks- full of fat and energy!

Are you sure you need to avoid nuts? I should imagine you'd have a pretty good idea whether or not they are likely to be a problem if you've been eating them up to now. I find nut butters and handfuls of nuts a really good boost.

Might also be worth a trip to the GP for yourself because that seems like quite a bit of weight to lose in a short time. (and might also be helpful to remind the GP to chase the hospital about your appointment with the dietician!)

Hope you and LO start to gain weight soon!

trixymalixy Sat 22-Jun-13 18:28:00

Porridge with calcium enriched Oatly or Koko

Soya yoghurts have calcium

Humous also.

eragon Sat 22-Jun-13 17:54:00

tropicana orange juice with added calcium.

one type of hovis granary wholemeal is milk (and soya for us!) free.

Coconut is your friend. You can use coconut oil or olive oil to add extra fat to your diet. Chick peas are good for calcium. You could drizzle extra olive oil on hummus. Beans and pulses and seeds are also a great source of fats and vitamins , kidney beans are good for iron. Oatly cream can be used in porridge or rice pudding or mash potato again to add a bit of extra fat. Koko coconut milk is a good mil substitute. It has added calcium and other stuff and is higher in fat than oatly,

chocoluvva Sat 22-Jun-13 17:15:26

Morrisons digestive biscuits are also dairy free. So are 'Jacob's Fig Rolls.

NothingsLeft Sat 22-Jun-13 12:48:49

Hummus & oat cakes are both high in fat.

Oatly cream is a good. You can make custard with birds eye custard powder.

Co Yo yogurts if you can find them are yum.

Rich tea biscuits are dairy free.

Lindt 70% chocolate is dairy/soy free.

Roasted anything with lots of rapeseed oil. Polenta & veg with humous & salmon is lovely.

chocoluvva Wed 12-Jun-13 11:59:30

Pumpkin seed butter is similar to peanut butter (but less tasty sad ). It's not really a butter substitute - the olive-oil/sunflower spread is/used to be called 'Olivio'.

There are some good online shops for 'specialist' food - 'Goodness Direct' is one I've used and health food shops are good.

Other seeds you might benefit from are crushed flax seeds and crushed hemp seeds - sold in many supermarkets in a pouch or cardboard packet.

gretagrape Wed 12-Jun-13 10:38:07

thanks - luckily i like all of them. not sure why but i find it really funny that peas have calcium! will try to find the pumpkin seed butter as at the moment i'm using pure sunflower spread which is a bit slimey after 39 years of being a butter girl!

chocoluvva Tue 11-Jun-13 20:14:01

oily fish for omega 3 and calcium (if you can bear to eat the bones in tinned fish)
peas have quite a lot of calcium
dried apricots
hummus
avocado on oatcakes
pumpkin seeds/pumpkin-seed butter

chocoluvva Tue 11-Jun-13 20:11:40

olives and olive oil spread as a substitute for butter

gretagrape Tue 11-Jun-13 18:27:33

hi all,
i'm ebf 11wk old who has suspected dairy/soy/egg allergy - i've lost 1/2 stone in 3 weeks and son dropped from 50th to 25th line.
while i'm waiting for the referral to dietician to come through does anyone have any tips to maintain nutrient levels? am taking multi-vit plus extra calcioum anyway and would normally eat almonds/cashews but don't want to just in case nuts turn out to be an issue too.

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