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Dairy free snacks

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melonribena Sun 17-Mar-13 15:11:48

My 7.5 mth old ds gets blotches on his face after eating anything with milk in it.
Weaning is going well and his appetite is good. I am getting on fine thinking of meal options but am starting to introduce mid morning and afternoon snacks.
I've tried bread sticks but am struggling for other ideas.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 17-Mar-13 15:16:18

Fruit sticks would be the best thing really.


Anything soft that can be cut into sticks.

Forgive me for asking but at 7.5 m do you think he needs snacks?
Most of the nutrition should still be coming from formula/breast milk
Alot of babies are only on one or two meals a day by this point.

Don't mean to sound rude please don't take it that way smile

DrMcDreamysWife Sun 17-Mar-13 15:20:22

Well most obvious would be fruit. Bananas, slices of pear or plums both manageable for my dd at 6.5 months.

What about rice cakes? You can get baby organix ones.

I recently found a recipe online for easy biscuits made from apple juice, rice flour and plain flour. No dairy or eggs. I'm out but I can post the quantities is you want when I get home

melonribena Sun 17-Mar-13 15:46:04

Thank you Caffeine, I totally know what u mean about snacks, its gone through my mind too. He's still bf loads through the day and night. However, I'm panicking about going back to work in two months and trying to ensure he never gets hungry during the day when he doesn't have me to feed from. He doesn't take a bottle or much from a sippy cup so id like to have some snacks for my mum to offer him between meals or if I'm held up at work.

melonribena Sun 17-Mar-13 15:46:35

And drmcdreamy, the recipe would be great, thank you!

melonribena Sun 17-Mar-13 15:48:06

I also plan to express milk to give him in food like porridge or rice pudding to ensure he's getting milk during the day but I can never get more than 3oz so that's limited too

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 17-Mar-13 15:56:18

From six months its fine to use some alternative milks. You could always makeup porridge/rice pudding with something like alpro junior plus soya milk or karA coconut milk smile

melonribena Sun 17-Mar-13 15:58:06

Really?! Wow! I thought we were limited to breast milk or dairy free formula. That would save me stressing about expressing.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 17-Mar-13 16:06:28

Party rings smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sun 17-Mar-13 16:08:54

My carton of alpro junior plus states suitable from six months as part of a balanced diet and from a year as a drink.

Your best bet would be to go to your gp and ask for a referral to a dietician. At 8 months dd2 was eating rice pudding and porridge and cereal made with oatly. Rice milk however is unsuitable in any form under the age of four!

There is alot of conflicting information with regards to boys and soya consumption however. But as he won't be drinking vast quantities I very much doubt a bowl of porridge is anything to fret over. Best bet is to see a dietician as s/he will be able to lay everything out for you with regards to suitable alternatives and products etc. smile

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