I excluded dairy from my diet for 7 months when breastfeeding as it seemed to cause DD2 some problems (she seems ok with it now). I'm living proof that you don't necessarily lose weight when dairy free, I seem to have a knack for finding dairy free snack food to keep the calories up
If you want some ideas here is some of the food I'd eat: If soy isn't a problem there are a lot of biscuits that are dairy free - just in the health food section of Coles/Woolworths. I would have toast with nuttelex and vegemite for breakfast, a chicken and avocado sandwich for lunch (I'd either cook the chicken or buy a roast chicken from the supermarket) and things like roasts for dinner. I love the Sweet William dairy free chocolate (the individually wrapped ones in a bag are the nicest), dairy free lollipops (sold at Coles), Kez's Kitchen Melting Moments biscuits, Oreos (only the big ones, not the mini), oven fries, potato chips (Red Rock Deli ready salted), soy hot chocolates, Brumby's banana bread...there are a lot of good dairy free foods out there. You can also get dairy free cake, cupcake, muffin mixes from the supermarket. Good luck with whatever you end up doing, it's so stressful trying to work out what's going on with babies and how best to help them!
This post has been edited by flowermama: 06/06/2012, 09:08 AM