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Milk after surgery??

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Started by Leslie, May 14, 2011 12:03 PM
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    Leslie

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 12:03 PM

#1
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





    Foxbins

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 12:37 PM

#2
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.


    MRSKOUBiK

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 12:46 PM

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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!

:)


    swizzly

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 1:17 PM

#4
The lowest fat milk I can routinely get here is like 2.7% fat, so I have been using that all along, no problems.


    Bryn

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Posted May 14, 2011 - 9:57 PM

#5
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


Posted May 16, 2011 - 12:06 PM

#6
I'm almost 2 weeks post-op and drink skim milk without any problems.


    new_beginnings_

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Posted May 16, 2011 - 6:44 PM

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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... :)


    feedyoureye

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Posted May 16, 2011 - 8:50 PM

#8
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.


    la faute

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 11:47 AM

#9
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....


    kellyw74

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Posted May 20, 2011 - 11:57 AM

#10
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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