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what's for breakfast?

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mum2twoloudbabies Tue 07-Jun-11 21:04:52

I am overwhelmed. DS has milk, egg, wheat and now suspected tomato allergy what can I give him for breakfast.

whomovedmychocolate Tue 07-Jun-11 21:06:17

Porridge made with water with bananas and milk free 85% cocoa solids chocolate. Tis really nice.

EldonAve Tue 07-Jun-11 21:22:23

potato farl

mum2twoloudbabies Tue 07-Jun-11 21:26:54

should perhaps have said he is 7mos

EldonAve Tue 07-Jun-11 21:29:42

ah maybe not a farl then
oat porridge with water

mum2twoloudbabies Tue 07-Jun-11 21:29:55

have been giving him porridge with water and bananas

what's potato farl? sounds interesting

EldonAve Tue 07-Jun-11 21:33:19

well a normal farl is similar to a scone but not sweet and bigger and flatter
the potato farl looks more like a pop tart but it's made of potato and you stick them in the toaster
then apply butter or syrup

KarenHL Tue 07-Jun-11 21:34:25

DD only has problems with dairy, but some of her faves might suit:

Porridge made with soya/goats milk/water. Fave treat is to stir in cocoa while it cooks. Or to put sultanas/raisins in, which she calls 'hidden treasure'.

Rice puffs (we get organic, no added anything) - we use Kallo, the same people who make ricecakes. In most supermarkets now, but also in health food shops. You can get puffed millet too.

Cornflakes (might be ok as I believe they contain corn, not wheat) - we use Whole Earth ones.

Fruit salad (sometimes with goats yogurt)

I don't know if muesli's contain wheat. If you do try them, watch out for the commercial ones as most of them have milk powder added.

mum2twoloudbabies Tue 07-Jun-11 21:36:39

I think I know them now may be a little challenging at the mo but will bear in mind for the future.

onepieceofcremeegg Tue 07-Jun-11 21:41:08

Dh has gluten intolerance. He has organic cornflakes or the puffed rice someone else mentioned, which afaik would be suitable for your ds (with non-dairy milk of course)

Stewed fruits/fresh fruit. Can be topped with non-dairy yogurt if suitable. (or make into a smoothie)

bacon/gluten free sausage with fried potato or gluten free hash browns. (McCain are/were ok but check first). Recommend black farmer sausage but check if egg-free. They are definitely gluten free.

Gluten free bread - toasted is better - with suitable topping. e.g. dairy free spread, marmite, honey, jam, peanut butter etc.

Have a really good look round a big free from section (supermarket) or health food shop.

onepieceofcremeegg Tue 07-Jun-11 21:43:19

Just realised you said wheat free rather than gluten free. In that case you will be able to have more cereals than someone who has to avoid gluten. For example oat based cereals will be fine. also many of the "standard" corn/rice cereals, kelloggs for example, have barley but this should be fine as it is wheat you are avoiding.

babybarrister Wed 08-Jun-11 11:44:29

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freefrommum Wed 08-Jun-11 13:53:55

Tesco or Morrisons own brand Instant Hot Oat Cereal (has added calcium and vitamins) with milk subsititute (eg Nutramigen/Neocate) and raisins (good for iron) or blueberries. Oatibix, or maybe when a bit older Oatibix Flakes (added iron and vits), again with milk sub & raisins or fruit. Dietary Specials wheat free bread toasted (use grill or toaster bags to avoid cross-contamination) with Vitalite or Pure spread and maybe jam or houmus followed by Alpro Smooth soya yoghurt and fruit.

Jostones Wed 08-Jun-11 15:14:15

I have just been researching the same thing as we are trying to keep my ds off dairy and gluten in attempt to get to the bottom of his bad eczema problem. I was going to go back to baby rice but at 10 months he may reject it as he is used to ready brek and weetabix. Do you think things like corn flakes and rice puffs would be better than baby rice?

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 08-Jun-11 15:27:32

Jostones - baby rice imo is quite tasteless, perhaps you could liven it up with some interesting fruits?
It is possible to buy porridge that is gluten free (and oat free). - try sainsbury's free from section, I think they do a rice/millet one.
If you don't mind buying baby foods, then I recall getting a gluten/oat free baby cereal/ porridge for mine when they were small, and I think the range is bigger now.

Jostones Wed 08-Jun-11 16:11:21

Thanks for that, my local waitrose do a really good free from section so I'll have a look in there. I do remember baby rice being a bit bland and a bit like wall paper paste. I dread to think what it would be like mixed with his soya formula. I'll let you know what I manage to find

Jostones Wed 08-Jun-11 18:32:26

Just bought some gluten free porridge by Nairns. Apparently naturally grown oats don't contain gluten but are usually contaminated by other gluten grains in the milling process. I also bought some waitrose own corn flakes for days when I need something quick. The organic corn flakes in the free from section were honey nut ones and I'm a bit worried about trying my ds with nuts.

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 08-Jun-11 19:39:53

Jo my dh is a coeliac (that's how he refers to it) and has been for 40+ years. He describes oats as a "grey area". (I understand about the contamination process). He is very very sensitive to gluten, has been since weaning. At the moment he avoids oats. This is partly because the only real benefit of including them would be so he could have porridge and/or flapjacks. smile

Whole Earth Organic cornflakes are widely available, not desperately expensive (around £1.39) and definitely gluten free. I even get them in our non-posh Morrisons. wink

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 08-Jun-11 19:40:58

meant to add that Waitrose is one of the best for free from. Our nearest is about 10 miles away and all of the other main supermarkets are within a mile or two so we don't venture there all the time.

Jostones Wed 08-Jun-11 20:06:39

Do you think I should be wary of these ones then (porridge oats)? They say on the front that they are 100% gluten free and suitable for coeliacs. I'll look out for the Whole Earth corn flakes. Waitrose had lots of Whole Earth cereals but only the honey nut corn flakes. Are they less likely to contain gluten or are they just a better brand?

mum2twoloudbabies Wed 08-Jun-11 20:31:59

great lots of ideas on here.

freefrommum thanks for the oatibix suggestion had completely forgotten about oatibix.

onepieceofcremeegg Wed 08-Jun-11 21:01:50

Hi Jo.

Anything that is properly gluten free will say so on the packaging generally. The problem is with a lot of cornflakes is that they contain barley malt as a flavouring. Some like Kelloggs have a larger amount of barley.

Some coeliacs (like my dh) can't tolerate this even in small amounts. He can tolerate Whole Earth cornflakes as they have no barley in it.

I don't really feel I can advise re the oats. Until recently (afaik) people with coeliac disease tended to avoid them. Even with uncontaminated oats the advice is to restrict to a certain amount (50mg?) daily.

I am not a dietician or doctor, any suggestions I give are based on what my dh decides. He had very severe symptoms as a young baby so he is very cautious indeed about his diet, and this has included the possible inclusion of oats.

Jostones Wed 08-Jun-11 22:10:19

Thanks again, just had a look at the cornflakes and it does mention barley malt extract. My ds doesn't have a confirmed allergy yet but I'll probably avoid the cornflakes so I can feel confident that I've properly avoided gluten for when we see the specialist in a couple of weeks. I should have listened to the bloke stacking the shelves who told me not to trust it as it didn't say it was gluten free!

(sorry to hijack your post mum2twoloudbabies, hopefully this is helpful for you too)

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