Friday, 24 June 2011

At least it's just milk



Chloe's had stomach troubles for quite awhile. Like long enough that they were just part of life and it almost became invisible. She's also suffered nasal congestion in a chronic way. Turns out they were connected. We finally got serious about getting to the bottom of her trouble which involved eliminating food groups for periods of time, urine tests, and a blood test. We figured out before we left for Europe that Chloe really can't do milk, which isn't so bad. There are many good substitutes (she's having sherbet in the picture) and Chloe has decided she prefers soy milk over rice milk or almond milk. I'm not noticing any difference using soy milk in baking, though the pancakes on Father's Day didn't brown up like cow's milk pancakes.
I'm really proud of how disciplined Chloe has been with her new diet, if anyone in our house can exercise that kind of self control it is Chloe.

7 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

I still keep imagining her in that darling picture that you took of her in the white shirt with the reddish/pink felt button covers.

Tiffany said...

:( Not fun for Chloe! That is good to finally have an answer.

We give Ethan soy milk and I've also baked with it. But I usually make him his own batch of pancakes (with soy milk and no eggs).

Can she tollerate milk a little bit? Sherbet has some milk in it (at least the kinds we can get here).

Jill said...

Hooray for getting to the bottom of the issue!

Mrs.N said...

Yes, Chloe has great discipline!! Glad she is feeling better.

I also thought sherbert had dairy. I eat sorbet or fruit gelato. They do make ice cream with soy milk.

Barb said...

Yes, her sherbert was completely dairy free. She really like the Superstore vanilla bean icecream made from coconut milk (in the 'health food' section not the normal freezer section of the store).

Marie said...

What do you do for cheese?

Emma said...

good for her for sticking with it. it could be alot worse but it's also just hard being concious of what you're eating. does this milk free diet include no chocolate??