Friday, March 2, 2012

New Baby - Nursing and the MSPI Diet

I thought I would be an old pro when I started nursing my second child.  But new problems came up with him – namely, REFLUX!  We have been trying countless things to make him feel better while trying to solve the core issue.  In addition to two medicines, sitting upright after feedings and block nursing, I have been on the MSPI diet (milk-soy protein intolerance).

Friends had told me that being on this diet while nursing was so restrictive and so miserable, I was petrified.  I really lack discipline when it comes to dieting, especially while nursing!  But honestly, it has not been as bad as I expected.  It IS a bummer to have to plan every meal in advance, and I really miss buying baked goods to satisfy my cravings.  Between the resources online and what I was given by my pediatrician, I have survived – for almost a month.

Below you will find some helpful things to get you started, if you too decide to try the MSPI diet.

  1. The greatest web site, started by a mom, that has some delicious recipes – even if you aren’t on the diet:
  2. A wonderful mother created a cook book that lists some ingredients to avoid, some foods that you CAN eat and plenty of yummy recipes:
  3. A recipe of the food that is keeping me going: puppy chow!
  4. The milk and soy ingredients to avoid if you are on the MSPI diet: see below
  5. A list of processed foods u can eat: see below

  1. Melt 1 cup MSPI safe chocolate chips (I like Guittard) in a large pot over low heat.  Mix until completely melted. 
  2. Turn off heat and add ½ cup MSPI safe peanut butter (I like Jif Natural.)
  3. Remove pan from heat and add 9 cups Rice Chex.  Mix until coated.
  4. Add ¾ cup powdered sugar to two gallon Ziploc bags (3/4 cup in each bag.)
  5. Split Chex mixture in each bag and shake well.
  6. Store in airtight container.

*artificial butter flavor
*butter, butter fat, buttermilk
*caseinates (ammonia caseinate, calcium caseinate, magnesium caseinate, potassium caseinate, sodium caseinate)
*cottage cheese
*half and half
*hydrolysates (casein, milk protein, protein, whey, whey protein)
*lactalbumin, lactalbumin phosphate
*milk (derivative, protein, solids, malted, condensed, evaporated, dry, whole, low fat, non fat, skim)
*rennet casein
*sour cream, sour cream solids
*sour milk solids
*whey (delactosed, demineralized, protein concentrate)
*brown sugar flavoring
*caramel flavoring
*chocolate, milk chocolate (cocoa butter is ok)
*high protein flour
*natural flavoring
*Simplesse A "D" on a product label next to a "K" or circled "U" may indicate the presence of milk protein

Avoid foods that contain any of the following ingredients:
*shoyu sauce
*soy (flour, grits, nuts, milk, sprouts)
*soybean (granules, curd)
*soy protein (concentrate, isolate)
*soy sauce
*textured vegetable protein (TVP)
*tofu ingredients
*hydrolyzed plant protein
*hydrolyzed soy protein
*hydrolyzed vegetable protein
*natural flavoring
*vegetable broth
*vegetable gum
*vegetable starch

**Studies show that most soy allergic individuals may safely eat products containing soy lecithin and soybean oil

Grocery Store Items that are MSPI-safe (always check the ingredient list, in case anything changed!):
Orowheat 100% whole wheat bread
Orowheat cracked wheat hamburger buns
Squirrely Sprouted Wheat Bread
Sara Lee 100% whole wheat bread
Mission whole-wheat tortillas
Old El Paso Taco Shells
Van's Organic Blueberry Waffles
Healthy Harvest pasta and most other pastas
MultiGrain Flatout Tortillas
Rudi's Organic Bakers 7 Grain Bread
Most varieties of Orowheat and Sara Lee breads are safe
A lot of bread from the grocery store bakery is safe too

Honey Maid Graham Crackers
Wheat Thins
My Family Farm organic whole-wheat crackers

Barbara's Shredded Oats
Honey Nut Cheerios
Quaker's Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies
Wal-Mart's Great Value Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal
Wal-Mart's Great Value Nature's Grain Cereal
Life Cereal, Cinnamon
Life Cereal, Honey Graham
Life Cereal, Original
Wal-Mart's Great Value Raisin Bran
Cascadian Farms Organic Cinnamon Raisin Granola
Post Raisin Bran
Organic Wheatabix
Instant Quaker Oatmeal

Regular Pringles
Lay’s Naturals tortilla or sea salted potato chips
Plain Sunchips (blue bag)
Barrel O Fun Tortilla chips (several kinds of Barrel of Fun chips are ok)
Two-Bite brownies by Homestyle
Wal-Mart's Great Value semi-sweet chocolate chips
Lindt dark chocolate bar
Baker's brand semi-sweet chocolate chunks
Duncan Hines white frosting and cake mix (several other varieties also ok)
Duncan Hines brownie mixes, several varieties
Great Value (Walmart brand) white cake mix and frosting
Pillsbury Funfetti frosting
Dad's cookies, several varieties
Oreos, original and Uh Oh Oreos
Various Nabisco 100 Calorie Packs
Rice dream ice cream (available at health food stores)
Purdy's dark chocolate
Boxed chocolates from Rose City ( choose vegan varieties
Twizzler's licorice
Newman's Own Organic Dark Chocolate
Wal-Mart's Great Value plain and barbecue chips
Health food stores carry several different brands of cake mixes that are milk and soy free. 

Old El Paso Refried Beans
Wal-Mart's Great Value fat-free refried beans
Bush's Vegetarian Baked Beans
Any dry bean, prepared per package instructions
Nuts: almonds, cashews, walnuts, pistachios, peanuts, etc.
Eggs: fried, boiled, scrambled, etc.
Boar's head deli meats (all varieties but ham and turkey)
Mrs. Paul's fish filets and fish sticks
Tyson chicken nuggets
Applegate farms organic turkey dogs
Quorn brand vegetarian sausages (also have a vegetarian chicken nugget and burger crumbles)
Citterio proscuitto ham
Applegate Farms ham
Applegate Farms turkey
Applegate Farms turkey bologna
Trader Joe's Southwest Style Turkey Burgers
Amy's Kitchen California Burgers (vegetarian)
Ian's allergen -free chicken and fish sticks
Oscar Mayer Oven Roasted Turkey
Oscar Mayer Honey Roasted Turkey
Oscar Mayer Smoked Sausage
Shake and Bake Original Chicken
-Any other fresh prepared meat that has no added flavorings 

Rice Dream Rice milk: plain, vanilla, or chocolate
Westsoy Rice milk: plain or vanilla
Almond breeze milk
Health food stores also carry oat milk, hazelnut milk, and mixed grain milk as well as other brands of rice milk
Orange juice with added calcium
Any other fruits juices
Soda pops 

McCormick's Fajita Seasoning
Smart Balance Light spread
Fleishmann's Light (the one with the blue lid) sold at SunMart in Kearney
Avo Classic Guacamole
Alexia oven fries
Newman's Own Olive Oil and Vinegar Dressing
Wal-Mart's Great Value Thousand Island
Dorothy Lynch dressing
-Many brands of Italian, just check for cheese in it.
Chocolate Chip Teddy Grahams
Dried fruit
Fruit rollups
Amy's kitchen pizza roasted vegetable without cheese
Maggie's seasoning for flavoring stir-fries. (Like a soy sauce, but made with wheat rather than soy).
Mrs. Dash 10 min. marinade
Lowry’s Baja Chipotle marinade
KC Masterpiece barbecue sauce-several varieties are safe
Or homemade barbecue sauce: ketchup, rice vinegar, onion powder, and molasses
Salsa (most are ok)
Mayonnaise-most brands
Miracle Whip

Good luck to you and let me know if you have any other suggestions!