Forget Fairy Godmothers… I need a Dairy Fairy. A tiny little magical fairy who can sprinkle me with magic so I can tolerate dairy again.
For the first nine months of breastfeeding my baby (who has a diary allergy) I gave up dairy. When I had it, we realized it really upset our baby’s tummy. So, I gave it up for 9 months altogether, and had VERY little for the following 3.
Then at 12 months old, my baby stopped breast feeding. YAY I can have all the dairy I want again!! WRONG. You see, when you go off dairy for a long period of time, your body adjusts to not having to digest it. So, when you re-introduce it into your diet, you may find you are lactose intolerant.
I have read up on it and spoken with many others, and it turns out this is very common. When I eat dairy, it causes serious stomach pain and nausea. I believe you can slowly re-introduce it, which I might try later on. For now, I’m staying away from it because of how sick I have gotten.
So, dairy fairies if you’re up there… Please come save me! 😦