I think my son (nearly 3 years old) may be lactose or dairy intolerant and want to try him on a dairy free diet to see. However I haven't been able to find a milk substitute that he will take, which is making breakfast challenging. Can anyone give me any recommendations?
Have you tried giving him something else for breakfast? Try him with sausage and beans, just check the sausage first. Nut butter on toast, check the bread, or these blueberry pancakes can be made with a substitute milk.
Most crumpets are DF too and jusrol do crossaint dough which is DF.
Can I add a question too - my daughter has been advised by a nutritionist to cut out milk to see if it improves her digestive issues. We were told that any alternate brands would be fine but looking at them in store, they all make very different claims. Are some better for calcium levels than others?
To be honest @comehomemax I’ve never checked them . I just have almond because that’s the one I like. How old is she and has she tried any of them yet? You may find that she likes some and not others. Has the nutritionist said how much calcium she needs a day and how to ensure she gets it if you are cutting out dairy?
The nutritionist just asked us to remove milk for now but to leave other dairy - they think it's possibly the milk that is irritating her digestion. She seems fine today with soy but I didn't realise it's sweetened so I might try some alternates.
My DS was recently diagnosed lactose intolerant and we just buy lactose free cows milk, some branded, some supermarket own, whatever's available. He can't taste any difference between that and normal cows' milk and loves it on cereal. I think it tastes a little different but he doesn't. He hated all the soy etc substitutes.
Another vote for Oatly. I'm not officially lactose intolerant but cows milk started making me feel sick so I swapped over and oatly is the nicest imo. Coconut milk and almond milk just not nice to me, and soya gave me terrible cramps. Brown carton oatly is organic but blue carton has all your calcium and vitamins added. Their chocolate milk is delicious too for a wee treat.