Today, I’m sharing about our journey with dairy issues at Life Your Way. Here’s a little preview:
Since conception, I’ve prayed that my kids wouldn’t have the same struggles with food that I do. Not that life, and food for that matter, can’t be fully enjoyable on a restricted diet. But, it’s something I would have preferred pass over them.
Because I have a problem with wheat, we elected to keep our boys gluten-free until they were at least 18 months old at which point their guts are more developed and have the appropriate enzymes to digest wheat. We hadn’t considered dairy, though.
I had dairy issues as a kid. My parents thought I grew out of it, but as an adult I needed to take Lactaid to digest diary with no digestive consequences. After the birth of my first son, Nate, my body changed. Now I can’t eat dairy without severe stomach and digestive issues showing up within 20 minutes of ingestion. In fact, I’ve discovered that I need to be completely casein free.
Nate didn’t present with classical dairy intolerance issues.
Read the rest of my post at Life Your Way.