The other day I came across some people talking about recipes for Velveeta Cheese on a Coupon site I go to alot, then today a friend of mine was blogging about a recipe she had for Queso with it in it (a must). And I must say I have not drooled over food in awhile but I seem to be drooling over the thought of cheese so much lately! Why? Becuase I can't have it....
When my son was a bit over month old, I came across some info on having a Dairy allergy after trying to find out if babies can be allergic to "seasonal" allergies. And all of my sons problems seems to fit everything they were talking about to a T! So I decided to try out going off Dairy for 3 weeks (It takes the long for it to clear out of mom's then babies when nursing) just to see if it did any good.
1 week off of it my son had a HUGE change in some of his problems. I was shocked.... and scared. I love dairy to much!!!!
By 3 weeks off of dairy Joshua had cleared up alot of his problems but not all. I snuck in bits of dairy here and there and paid for it later when it hit his system. But deep down I wasn't 100% sure of my self diagnosis of him being allergic to dairy. I loved my dairy to much.
I cont' on my diet of trying to be CF (Dairy allergy is known as a Casein Allergy =CF) to my best ablities and we seemed to be doing good just not normal still. My son still projectile vomited instead of "spitting up" (ask anyone who held him for more than a few mins, my son became well known for giving people a awesome gift) and still did not have 100% normal stools but the foul smell was gone and his extreme diarrhea had gotten alot better. Along with his eczema, flushed face, and respiratory problems.
So after 3 months of CF I decided to go Gluten Free (GF = which is a wheat allergy) also to see if it helped at all with the rest of his problems.
After 2 weeks my son stopped his PV (projectile vomiting) and was a normal baby!
Mind you with ALL of his problems my son was still the most happy baby ever! He never screamed or had colic which made me wonder sometimes but I think he has a VERY high pain tolerence since being in the NICU for a week being poke SO many times!
So we are now a CF/GF family... and boy it is so hard! If I HAD to pick having to do one over the other I could TOTALY do GF any day over CF :-) Dairy is SO hard to give up! Its quite hard for a cheese lovin, heavy cream for coffee lovin kind of girl.
And to make me 100% sure of my craziness and help me KNOW I am not over doing it and being an over protective mommy, we had a set back not to long ago. I had eatin something that I thought was GF/CF and not checked and made 100% sure before I stuck it in my mouth, and I ate a good amount of it..... and my poor son reverted back to before diet problems for a few days before I could pin point WHY he was getting sick again... poor guy. It was bad. We still arn't 100% back to normal from it but are on the road to recovery and have 100% peace of mind that we are doing the right thing. Even if people think we are crazy! I will take not having my cheese any day over making my son sick. Makes being parents just a tiny bit easier when your 100% sure of something!
So, in saying all that, anyone got some awesome blogs or websites that have lots of good nummy recipes for CF/GF foods? I have learned to bake GF bread already with the help of a good friend. But need lots of different ideas for different foods before I go crazy eating the same ol same ol thing!