After gheee, organic butter is the next choice to test for re-introduction to the diet. It contains only a small amount of whey, but it does have traces of lactose and milk proteins. Butter, contrary to popular belief, is a vital and necessary food containing important fatty acids and vitamins. Avoid margarines as they are mostly chemical in nature and can be harmful to your health.
If butter is well tolerated then try cultured dairy such as homemade yogurt or organic plain yogurt from a quality health food store, (no fruity or flavored ones). If fruit is tolerated add a small amount to the yogurt for flavor, if desired.
Lastly, I added cheese. Due to the sugars in dairy and the difficulty in digestion, especially with cheese, I limit my intake. There are a few cheeses that are best and some that are best to avoid. Common cheeses that are better are brie, cheddar, Colby, Monterey jack, Gouda, Muenster, parmesan, Romano and Swiss.
Avoid anything that is processed such as cream cheese. Additional cheeses to avoid are cottage cheese, feta and ricotta. Test your child’s tolerance to each.