we just got back from the doctors and she said that there is no need to do an allergy test, it's pretty clear that charlotte has a lactose allergy. we are going to try her with soya products for a week to make sure she is ok with that. if she is allergic to soya too, the doctor will refer us to a specialist. fair enough, i think.
so, tomorrow morning i'm off to get some soya milk, yoghurts etc. for her to try.
tom asked the doctor if goats milk would be ok for her, and she said it would be worth a try. i think i'll wait a bit before trying it though - one step at a time.
baby led weaning is when you forego the purees and go straight in at the deep end with appropriate finger foods. the gill rapley guidelines for baby led weaning are accessible through our links list. this is our nearly baby led weaning diary. the best place to start is at the bottom and work your way up. enjoy! hilly and charlotte.