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Does anyone here suffer with any food sensitivities or intolerances? I suffered with lactose intolerance when I was pregnant with Dexter but it seems to have resolved on it's own. However since giving birth I have developed an intolerance to gluten (apparently it's very common for this to happen after pregnancy) so I'm in the process of cutting that out my diet and believe me it's hard work. If it makes me feel better it will be worth it though.
I developed dairy intolerance after having Daniel. I can't have cream, butter or full fat milk at all without having a very upset stomach, and I have to limit the amount of cheese, yogurt and ice-cream I eat - and I can only have small amounts of those because I take medication that helps.
Pregnancy and childbirth seems to change the body more than we realise. I wonder why these food intolerances show up during/after pregnancy?
Yvonne, how does your DH cope being completely gluten-free? Does he eat any speciality gluten-free products? I've tried the pasta and it just tastes like regular pasta and I've tried the bread but it's just awful so I guess I won't be eating bread any more. I'll miss that.
He gets on just fine, took a bit of getting used to in the beginning. He gets the gluten free pasta, fresh bread, rolls, white/fibre mix (a bit like flour), pizza bases and a few other things on prescription (very handy when they are free in Scotland), and sometimes buys stuff in Sainsburys etc. The fresh bread is better than the long life stuff, although in the shops it can be quite expensive. He used to get long life stuff on prescription and only ever made toast with it or bread & butter pudding!! Now he can get the fresh stuff he's back to having sandwiches.
There's a lot of 'normal' stuff that you can eat and it just becomes normal to check the label on everything!
It's only ever a problem if we're out and we go somewhere for a coffee, Costa & Starbucks are fine as they do gluten free cakes and Starbucks do Gluten Free sandwiches (although it's just your luck if they have them in stock!) or if we decide, while we're out, to go somewhere for lunch, especially in shopping centres where you can be limited to a food court with very little on the gluten free front apart from jacket potatoes!! Fortunately Pizza Hut now have a gluten free base, as does Dominoes and Pizza Express. Burger King are fab at doing a burger without the bun, McDonalds are a bit more of a pain as due to how the heat up the burger cross contamination is pretty high risk. although their fries are gluten free!
It's taking me a little bit of adjusting to get used to being gluten free; there is gluten in so many things that you wouldn't expect, so reading labels is a must! On the plus side it has encouraged me to bake more of my own stuff as I refuse to pay the ridiculous prices the supermarkets charge for gluten free stuff!