Thursday, August 18, 2011

Could Goat Cheese Be a Go? Part II

A few days ago, I wrote THIS POST regarding my most recent effort to introduce dairy into my son's diet (on my family doctor and specialists' advice).  I gave him a slice of Goat's milk firm mozzarella as a snack. 

And guess what?


This is an excellent first step!  Obviously this doesn't mean that we're in the clear when it comes to dairy, even of the goat variety, but it does give me some hope that he will be able to at least tolerate small amounts of it. 

So what are the next steps?

Good question. 

I think for now, I'll stick to goat's milk products, and limit it further to harder cheeses such as firm mozzarella or cheddar.  I think I'll incorporate it into one meal a week for now, and see how things go for the next few months. 

I may sound paranoid to someone who doesn't have a child with food intolerance/allergies.  But I remember the bloating, the pain, the lethargy, the rashes, the pure misery of my little boy when he wasn't well, and I don't ever want to experience that again.

So it will be one step at a time.  Or should I say, one slice at a time? (Sad, I know, but I still giggled writing it.)

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