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Anyone with experience of CMPI?

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Babycmpi Fri 06-Nov-15 19:13:25

Hi all. I was wondering if any more experienced parents of dairy free babies could help.

DD is 7.5 months. Diagnosed with CMPI at 5 months. She is on Alfamino milk which is an extensively hydrolysed formula and a dairy free diet.

At our most recent appointment, the dietician gave me some food ideas for her as I was getting in a bit of a rut. She also suggested giving her a little dessert every evening, not only to satisfy her more but to increase her calcium intake. These include recipes like custard, blancmange and rice pudding, all made with her Alfamino milk.

I've made custard tonight, and it really tastes vile using her formula milk! Almost like a savoury taste to it. Does anyone know if I can use the dairy free alternative milks instead eg almond, coconut, soya, rice. Looking online, all I can find is people referring to the fact it is not nutritionally complete for a baby. I'm not using it as a sole nutrition, literally just to make a small dessert each night.

I can ring dietician Monday but wanted to try some alternatives when I go shopping tomorrow.

nearlyreadytopop Fri 06-Nov-15 19:42:10

Hi DS is allergic to dairy, he's 14 months now. Our dietician also suggested the desserts. I made them with Nutramigin Aa and they were disgusting. I chatted to another dietitian who worked out that DS was still taking enough formula directly to meet his requirements so I gave up on using the Nutramigin for desserts. Now I use Koko milk if I need to. I should add he's 98th centile and has never had a weight issue despite being on a restricted (no dairy, soy, egg) diet.

Babycmpi Fri 06-Nov-15 19:50:33

Thank you so much for the quick reply!

I've never heard of Koko but just looked it up and it does seem suitable for her age. So will definitely give it a try tomorrow! I just need something that will make the desserts a bit more palatable.

I'm going to try with some desserts as DD is between 2nd and 9th centile. Consultant and dietician not overly concerned as she was small born and has followed her 'curve' bang on. I'm just concerned she can't be affording to lose any weight.

jellyjiggles Fri 06-Nov-15 19:59:15

We use almond milk. My dietician said it's the best source of calcium. It makes ok custard etc.

Soya milk makes great custard but my dd was allergic to soya as well.

Babycmpi Fri 06-Nov-15 20:15:22

Thank you, perhaps I'll get a carton of that too and see which she prefers.

StillRunningWithScissors Fri 06-Nov-15 20:19:08

Definitely don't use rice milk, it's not advised for children under three I think, due to the levels of arsenic in it.

Once older, Alpo does some great yogurts and chocolate puddings.

daisydalrymple Sun 08-Nov-15 11:05:06

I've used oatly oat milk to make puds for DS and it's been fine. (Also used to make parsley sauce, Yorkshire puds etc).

The dietician told me not to worry about the sugar issue too much, and to add it to the custard powder when making it up, if you need to boost the calorie intake a bit. (I think back to ds1 and dd, when I made custard and rice pud from scratch to avoid the devil sugar??? Oh to go back and make my life easier by giving them the pre made little pots! - now I don't have the choice with dairy intolerant dc3!)

silversixpence Sat 21-Nov-15 14:04:39

I used Oatly and stork to make a lemon pudding yesterday and it tasted just the same as the normal one I make.

MayfairMummy Sat 21-Nov-15 18:02:29

Baby, if your little one is eating the desserts, then i wouldn't bother swapping your milk ... it may be that it tastes vile to you, but absolutely lovely to her! (i hate coffee personally; couldn't pay me to drink it).. of course, if she's not eating it, then it's pointless, and swap milks immediately :-) Higher protein levels in soy (but as mentioned above, lots of cmpi babies have soy issues too); koko seems to be the substitute that is least noticed in our house (the builder doesn't notice it in his tea!); oatly is also very good, as are the nut milks if you can handle them... be wary that some nut milks also contain soy.

SallyJune75 Thu 26-Nov-15 15:37:33

Hello, I was advised the same with my DS at around the same age. Turns out, you don't need to stuff them full of dessert if you're giving them milk at breakfast (cereal/porridge) and making creamy (non dairy) sauces for pasta and rice etc. Dieticians are obsessed I think with the calcium intake because they fear you give too little but I imagine all of us with kids with allergies actually go the other way. Also, give a lot of broccoli and apricots - full of calcium. Good luck!

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