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Leslie

Milk after surgery??

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I have a question..... After surgery, when you can start drinking milk, does it matter the type? Other than calories, is there a reason not to drink Whole milk? I ask cause we usually milk our cow and drink the milk. I pull off the cream to make butter though so it isn't full strength. I plan to ask at my nutrition class but that isn't until June!

 

Thanks!

Leslie

 

 

 

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Any kind of milk was fine for me during thin liquids and beyond. I just have been drinking non-fat for so long I kept using it. I put half-and-half in my coffee, though.

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I think you can have it whenever you're comfortable because it's a liquid.

 

However, some people do develop an intolerance to diary products so be careful!

 

:)

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The lowest fat milk I can routinely get here is like 2.7% fat, so I have been using that all along, no problems.

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I could only have milk after my third day home per surgeon requirement. And I switched to skim milk months before surgery and I have no problem with it

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I'm almost 2 weeks post-op and drink skim milk without any problems.

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My aftercare instructions said I could have milk the day I came home from surgery. I drink skim milk and absolutely love it (always have, ever since I was a kid). Let me just tell you how relieved I was to see that I had not developed the dreaded lactose intolerance that I see some people talking about on here... :)

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I was a big diary user before, after i had lactose intolerance, but glad to say about 10 weeks out, I can now use dairy again.

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hey - i was told by my doc to only use skim milk - he said full fat was too heavy for the liquids only stage.

hope that helps....

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i am 11 days post op and have been drinking almond milk since day 5. i do not have any issues with it, but Atkins Protein drinks give me the poopies!!

Kelly :o

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