I am chosing to go dairy free.
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About the whey in the bread, I would still advise you to stay the course, and stay off all dairy long enough to see if his symptoms are better for good, and then if they are, eat cheese (or something similarly high in dairy protein) and see what happens. If nothing happens, it isn't dairy that is the problem, and if dairy is the problem, a lot of cheese should provoke a very noticeable reaction.
If dairy is the problem, the whey in the bread might not have been enough to make a noticeable reaction...or he could be fine with dairy and it was something else all along, but the best way to find out, is stay dairy-free for a few weeks, and if he keeps on having trouble, it's not dairy, and if it clears up, do the cheese test just to be sure.Oh, and to complicate matters, I have heard that some individuals can tolerate casein but not whey, and some can tolerate whey but not casein. For my kids it didn't matter, either or both, if it was dairy, it was bad. But there's also that remote possibility of whey being ok but casein not being ok. But you'd need to eliminate all dairy first to have a blank slate from which to do the food challenge test, of eating it then, and seeing if anything happens.
Best wishes, and if you do need recipe help, along with the tons of vegan recipes out there, I can give many of my own if you need them. Also, I think I recall Sodium Caseinate being a source of dairy on labels that might not have been on Kellymom's site, and that was a big one for my kids. Anything with Sodium Caseinate (caseine being the other dairy protein besides whey).