After much prayer, Marc and I have decided that we have to start buying milk and bread with casein in it. Meaning regular cows milk and cheap bread.
I am a bit discouraged.
The change has nothing to do with how we are doing on the no casein diet and every thing to do with our finances. We are just not being able to buy enough of the food that we need to get us through the month and don't have the income to make up the difference. We aren't buying any other dairy. No cheeses or cream soups or sour creams.
We feel like we should do all we can with what we have but at this point getting a gallon of milk for $2.99 is more important than getting a 1/2 gallon for the same amount. These are the hard decisions you have to make as parent.
Alex and Sam and Marc all do better without the casein, but there just isn't enough to last the month. So we are going to be a mostly casein free family. At least until we get a little more income to even out the bumps.