Breastfeeding Part 8: Milk-Free Holidays

We tried the breast milk that I had pumped that was full of cow’s milk products on the girls on Sunday.  The results? Instant fussiness that only a warm bath soothed for Aeralind and projectile vomiting from Bronwyn. Based on further research I would say that the girls definitely don’t have a milk allergy but rather a milk sensitivity, so this thing should disappear before they are one.  The plan for the moment is to go another month milk free and try some high fat milk product like cheddar cheese (drool) to see what happens.  For me that means milk-free holidays.

Have you every thought about all the dairy products in a holiday meal? Butter and milk in your mashed potatoes. Butter in your stuffing.  Cheese and milk in the broccoli casserole. Ice cream.  Butter in pie crusts and milk in my personal favorite pumpkin pie. Sigh. 

Having just come from thanksgiving at the farm with our beloved Nana, I’m here to say, it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I had a delightful plate of turkey, sweet potato casserole, salad, a roll, and some jello salad. And to top it all off, Nana made me a dairy-free pumpkin pie.  I love that woman! Nana is such a blessing to us!

In other news, the girls have started to smile socially! They loved being passed around all afternoon and making faces at each new person.