Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Say Cheese!

Ironic that the phrase meant to elicit smiles is doing quite the opposite to Grayson. We just got results in from the pediatrician that Gray has a "milk protein allergy". Poor boy! And poor Momma. No more cheese for me. Or milk. Or yogurt. Or butter. Oh, the horror! Gray is scheduled for his 4 month appointment on the 19th of this month, at which time some follow-up testing will determine whether or not eliminating frank dairies from my diet is sufficient or if I will need to eliminate ALL foods with milk in them. Let's hope that's not the case, because the list is quite intense:

Dairy Ingredients and Hidden Dairy:
Artificial butter flavor, Butter, Butter fat, Buttermilk, Butter oil, Casein, Caseinates (ammonia, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium), Cheese, Cottage cheese, Cream, Curds, Custard, Ghee, Goat’s milk, Half & half, Hydrolysates (casein, milk protein, protein, whey, whey protein), Kefir, Koumiss, Lactalbumin, Lactalbumin phosphate, Lactoglobulin, Lactose, Lactulose, Milk (condensed, derivative, powder, dry, evaporated, low fat, malted, non fat, protein, skim, solids, whole), Milkfat, Nougat, Paneer, Pudding, Rennet casein, Sour cream, Sour cream solids, Sour milk solids, Whey (in any form including delactosed, demineralized, protein concentrate, sweet), Yogurt

Ingredients that MAY contain milk protein:
Chocolate, Flavorings (natural or artificial), High protein flour, Hot Dogs, Luncheon Meat, Margarine, Simplesse, Sausage, Starter Distillate. Avoid "deli" meats, because the slicers frequently are used to cut both meat and cheese products. Also, some deli meats contain dairy products. Kosher labeling: A product label marked Parve or Pareve is certified dairy-free. A product with a circled “U” on the label (with NO other symbols or letters) is Parve. A "D" or "DE" on a product label next to a circled "K" or circled "U" may indicate the presence of milk protein. — kellymom.com