A 6 Year Old Going Dairy Free?

My 6 year old son is a normal kid. He loves chicken nuggets, Mac and cheese, and corn dogs. Two weeks ago he got a stomach bug and was throwing up…a lot. The next day he seemed better. But then he got sick again. He went up and down for a week and a half. I took him to the dr and they told me to put him on a bland diet with no dairy for 2-4 weeks. Sounds easy enough.

But it’s not! I thought he was on a bland diet before. He likes plain rice, plain chicken, nothing spicy, nothing too flavorful. So the bland part isn’t that hard. But going dairy free? I don’t even know all the things that have dairy in them. I read more here:

Dairy Ingredient List for Shopping Dairy Free

His normal routine was having milk in the morning with some cereal and milk throughout the day. I’ve heard that milk and dairy could be bad for you. Something about our bodies not being made to digest it correctly or something. If you’ve never heard this before you can read more about it from this article.

Dairy: 6 Reasons You Should Avoid It at all Costs

Although I am not one to jump on fad diets and I am not a crazy healthy, organic person, I am fascinated with nutrition and how our body handles food. Wish us luck.


2 thoughts on “A 6 Year Old Going Dairy Free?

  1. My little man only drinks non dairy milk. We avoid soy milk and were not happy with the protein content of almond milk. I just recently found that silk has a new almond/cashew protein milk that my little dude LOVES! Your son should give it a try 🙂 10g of protein per serving and not too much sugar


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