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Milk (and Soy) Free Diet for the Breastfeeding Mother Perhaps you’ve been told that your baby has milk sensitivity, milk intolerance, or milk soy protein intolerance (MSPI). Lactose intolerance, which is the inability to digest milk sugar, is uncommon in infants, as are true allergic reactions to milk. If an intolerance is suspected, your doctor may recommend that you go on a milk, and possibly soy, free diet, in order to continue breastfeeding your baby. This handout will describe why this is n
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    Milk (and Soy) Free Diet for the Breastfeeding Mother Perhaps you’ve been told that your baby has milk sensitivity, milk intolerance, or milk soy protein intolerance(MSPI). Lactose intolerance, which is the inability to digest milk sugar, is uncommon in infants, as are true allergicreactions to milk. If an intolerance is suspected, your doctor may recommend that you go on a milk, and possiblysoy, free diet, in order to continue breastfeeding your baby. This handout will describe why this is necessary andhow to accomplish such a diet. Milk and milk proteins are to be eliminated from your diet. Be aware that it may takeup to 2 weeks for the proteins already in your system to be eliminated, so be patient! Why is your baby intolerant to milk? The proteins from the cow’s milk that YOU drink goes through your gut, passes into your blood stream, then to your breast milk and finally to your baby’s stomach. These cow milk proteins, and soy proteins, are very largeparticles that our bodies normally break down to be digested. Some infants have trouble doing this and these largeproteins get stuck in the bowel. This can cause irritation, resulting in a fussy baby who sometimes spits up, hasdiarrhea and sometimes blood in the stool. What about soy? Studies have shown that 0.5-2% of newborns will have a milk intolerance. Some experts report that 50% of infantswho are cow’s milk protein intolerant are also soy protein intolerant. This is important to know when consideringformula supplementation, because such infants will not tolerate cow’s milk or soy based formulas. Most nursingmoms, however, do well with continuing soy in their diets while nursing an infant with MSPI. It is thought that themother breaks down the soy protein enough prior to passing it to her infant. What’s a Mom to do? Switch to formula? NO, but if you choose to decline the diet described below, there are “predigested” formulas available. They are,however, very expensive and your baby will most likely need them until around 1 year of age. Most insurances willnot cover the cost of formulas. And, there is no guarantee that your baby will be much happier on the high-costformula. The immune properties in breast milk can also help their irritated gut to heal faster. Most importantly,breast milk is by far the best thing you can feed your baby. What’s a Mom to do? Eliminate milk! If your baby has a milk intolerance, you may need to eliminate all cow’s products from your diet. Because processedfoods often contain cow’s milk products, many women find this challenging. Hunting down all the milk additives maybe exhausting and frustrating. Perhaps the easiest way to approach a cow’s milk elimination diet is to think aboutwhat you CAN eat, rather than what to avoid. It is a very healthy diet! In general , you may eat all fruits and veggies (prepared raw or cooked without butter or milk)all meats, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts (prepared without butter or milk,and without additives - such as processed cold cuts)all breads, cereals, potatoes, rice and pastas (without milk or soy)all oils and sugarRice milk can be used in recipes or with cereals in place of cow or soy milk.When selecting foods, you must read the ingredients on the label. If the following words are listed on a label, you should not eat the food: Milk Milk solids Non-fat dry milk Milk chocolateCream Casein Whey Lactalbumin All instant and prepared food items should be checked with caution as many contain some form of milk protein.Food in prepared products also change constantly. Therefore, a once thought to be OK food may not be OK 6months later. Recheck labels periodically.    Foods Allowed Beverages Powdered fruit flavored drink mixes, fruit and vegetable juices, soda, tea, coffee, milk free cocoa, Fatsand Oils Milk free margarine / vegetable margarine: Benecol, Shedd’s spread, Diet Imperial and MazolaMilk free salad dressings: Kraft Miracle Whip. Vegetable cooking oils, Hardened shortening Starches Breads made with water instead of milk: Oroweat potato bread, French, Italian, Vienna,all Jewish bakery products (parve).Saltines, oyster crackers, Rye Krisp, Ritz, Graham Crackers, Triscuits, Pastas, Rice (white/brown),Most dry cereals. Infants should not start cereals until 1 yr of age. Seasonings Salt, pepper, plain herbs and spices, milk free spice blends, vinegar, Ketschup, mustard,Worcestershire sauce, pickles, olives, vanilla extracts and other flavorings, soy sauce. SugarsSweets Brown, granulated, powdered and confectioner’s sugar. Honey, molasses, sorghum. Jellies, jams,marmalades, and preserves. Hard candies, candies made at home without milk. Desserts Ice cream made with soy, tapioca made with fruit juice, carob candy bars, hydrox cookies, off brandsandwich cookies, popcorn, gelatin, homemade cookies made with vegetable shortening and no milkproducts. Meats All meat prepared by baking, broiling or roasting with allowed ingredients.Kosher meats, hot dogs, soy meat, deli sliced and lunch meats without added milk solids. Milk substitutes Soy (if tolerated) or rice milk, Hershey’s chocolate syrup Eggs Prepared without milk. Use water or rice milk for scrambled eggs. Soups Bouillon, broth, most canned soups. Legumes Dried peas, beans, lentils, peanut butter Vegetables and Fruits All allowed. Foods to Avoid Milkproducts All forms of cow and goat milk, butter, most margarine, cheese, cottage cheese, puddings, ice cream, yogurt, custards, creamed or milk soups, sour cream, non-dairy creamers, instant breakfast drinks,instant chocolate drinks, milk sherbert, ovaltine. Fatsand Oils Margarine with milk or whey, sour cream, cream cheese, snack dips, creamy salad dressings, creamysauces, milk gravy Meats Creamed, breaded meat or fish, canned or frozen meats and entrees, TV dinners, fish sticks Soups Creamed soups and chowders. Some canned and dehydrated soup mixes contain whey. Starches Breads and rolls made with milk (most sandwich bread), most hamburger and hotdog buns,refrigerator rolls, bread crumbs. Read labels for biscuits, muffins, pancakes, sweet rolls, donuts,and waffles. Some crackers have milk or whey added. Vegetables Creamed or breaded,veggies in sauce or butter Desserts Commercial and homemade cakes, cookies and dessertsmake with milk. Cheesecake, caramel. Eggs Creamed,scrambled with milk Seasonings Some spice blends have added whey Do You Need a Calcium Vitamin? You’ll be fine during your diet trial period. If you plan to stay milk free long term, consider ways to increasecalcium. Breastfeeding mom’s need about 1200mg of calcium per day. Here are your options:   Vitamin Supplements mg Ca++ / tab Food sources of calcium Prenatal Vitamin  label Ca++ fortified orange juice 8 oz 240mg Spinach ½ cup 70mgTums Regular 200mg Brown Rice 3 oz 32mg Green beans ½ cup 50mgTums EX 300mg Romaine Lettuce 3½ oz 68mg Broccoli ½ cup 89mgRolaids 260mg Cooked collards ½ cup 179mg Almonds ½ cup 100mgOs-Cal 500 D 500mg Cooked cale ½ cup 166mg Refried beans ½ cup 60mgHummus ½ cup 122mg Salmon ½ cup 225mg
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