We first noticed when she had yogurt the week before her birthday. She was really fussy and gassy and had a terrible diaper afterwards. We already thought she might have issues with dairy, because she also could not tolerate lactose as a newborn (I had to cut all dairy from my diet until she "outgrew" it around 4-5 months old), but we wanted to test her a few more times to be sure it wasn't a fluke. She then had homemade buttercream frosting (pure butter + sugar) twice the week of her birthday, and cottage cheese a few times after that, and was fussy and had all of the other symptoms every single time. So far, it seems only straight dairy upsets her stomach; dairy ingredients baked into something else (i.e. in cake or bread) don't seem to bother her too much, thankfully. Her doctor suggested starting her on soy milk instead of whole cow's milk (we hadn't tried cow's milk yet, for this reason), and then every few weeks offer her a small amount of dairy to see if she develops a tolerance for it. If not, she will be officially tested at 18 months, and we can go from there.
I am happy to report that so far, she seems to be doing great on the soy milk. We started her on it last week, and so far she seems to really like it and has drank (drunk?) it without complaint. However, I feel like I am kind of hitting a wall in choosing foods to give to her, especially for breakfast. I try to make sure she gets multiple servings of fruit/vegetables, a protein, and a grain every day (and at least two of the three at each meal), but I am stumped as to what to feed her in the morning. She can't eat oatmeal (it makes her vomit), and obviously can't have yogurt. So far I've just been giving her dry cereal, fruit, or eggs, which I'm sure is going to get boring quick.
Any suggestions for lactose-free breakfast ideas?