I have been faced with a new challenge. It turns out that Scottie has a dairy and soy allergy which means as long as I continue to breastfeed I need to avoid ALL dairy and soy based products. I understand that switching to formula is an option but continuing to breastfeed is very important to me and I am more than willing to switch up my diet in order to focus on my baby’s nutritional needs. The doctor said that this does not indicate she will have this allergy forever and most newborns get over it between 6 and 9 months of age.  Since she is already 3 months old this is a short-term change and despite how difficult it may be it is one challenge I am ready to face.

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I’m trying to focus on all the food I can eat instead of on the things I will be missing out on. {chocolate, ice cream, cheese, bread, yogurt and baked goods!} There are other alternatives to many of these foods so it is my mission to find them and restock our fridge and pantry ASAP. I am trying to embrace this challenge as a way to focus more on “clean” eating and eliminating many processed foods from my diet. So expect some changes on the blog over the next few months. I promise to come up with some good stuff.


In the meantime if you have any great non-dairy or soy free recipes to share with me I would love to hear them.  


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By | 2018-06-01T09:38:44+00:00 July 8th, 2013|Uncategorized|2 Comments


  1. Katie July 8, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Oh poor Scottie! I hope she hasn’t been feeling too badly! I’ll ask my sister for some recipes! I know she has a few friends that avoid dairy & soy! xo

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