I did dairy free when I was nursing as well. I did not have to do soy free, that is more challenging.
Basically, you need to know all the names dairy and soy hide under if you are going to buy ANY processed foods (bread, cereal, pasta, salad dressings, etc.). I have not found a bread that is both dairy and soy free, so you could make your own if you can find energy.
I would focus on foods you can cook yourself. Look up Dr. Sears elimination diet recommendations and some tips (askdrsears dot com).
You can eat meats, rice and other grains, fruits, veggies, nuts etc. if you are only eliminating soy and dairy.
Also, when you go out to eat, make sure to ask what the ingredients are and make sure to specify no butter on hamburger buns, steak, and other such places. You may be amazed at how many restaurants use pre-packaged foods rather than cooking themselves. I asked what was in the batter for onion rings once and they brought out the store bought plastic bag the onion rings came in!
Edited by: OMENDER at: 1/16/2013 (15:08)
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