I'm considering eliminating dairy to see if it helps DDs reflux. My question is, do you have to do a full elimination to see a difference if it's an issue? Or does every bit help and just greatly reducing is worth a try? I ask because we are big dairy consumers. I decided this yesterday evening and intended to start right away. It felt like I did because I skipped my nightly glass of chocolate milk, and my midnight snack of string cheese. Today I skipped having yogurt for breakfast and milk with my lunch. But what I didn't pay attention to until after the fact was that I used sour cream and cheese on my fajita for dinner and had leftover 5-cheese ziti and bread and butter for lunch. And I picked up a package of cream cheese for bagels just now at the store. I don't know why I didn't notice all those at the time, I'm sure it's just something I'd have to get used to looking out for.
So, I'm asking how much I need to watch the dairy intake. Is it all or nothing? Must I completely eliminate ALL dairy consumption in order to know if it's affecting her? Or is things like milk and butter in a recipe okay? What about some cheese here and there? I never realized just how dairy-dependent our current diet is.