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DS can't have milk, but paediatric allergist says soya is OK - any other alternatives. He's almost 2.

(16 Posts)
Jackaroo Wed 01-Aug-07 12:12:22

Very relieved that all the tests came back that egg is the only really awful reaction - but milk is still givning him dodgy nappies, sore tummy etc.. so allergist said to stick to soya. But I get really really bad tummy pains with soya so am hesitant to try that..

is there anything else out there that has enough nutrients in it?

many thanks

MegBusset Wed 01-Aug-07 12:15:42

You can get Rice Dream with added calcium, I think Provamel rice milk has a variety with added vitamins too. How about those?

plus30 Wed 01-Aug-07 12:19:12

My dd is milk and soya intolerant. According to her paed over half the children who are dairy intolerant are also soya intolerant so I'd go with your instinct and avoid it. I give my dd rice dream with added calcium - which she loves. Incidentally can your ds handle cheese, yohurt etc or does he suffer with all dairy?

amidaiwish Wed 01-Aug-07 13:00:24

have you tried Nanny goats formula?

Jackaroo Wed 01-Aug-07 13:28:07

I tried Nanny formula when he was very little (about 6 months) and it was just as bad.... but I haven't tried it recently.

I thought that Rice Dream had lots of sugar in it.......? But that would be great if he's allowed that, I think it tastes yummy!

plus30 - really helpful to hear that, and to be told that someone else thinks it's the right thing to do. I keep reading on and off about how soya is fine if you have soya beans, properly cooked, but all this using raw soya beans to make milk is very bad for us - cannot remember specifically why.

I'll check out the we go, this is the first link I found.,,3vrt,00.html

He does have hard cheese and butter, yes, but even yoghurt seems to be a problem (even though DS can't understand why his friends can eat something with Thomas on the front that he can't!!).

Mm, I'm happy with the rest of his diet, so maybe fortified rice milk is the way to go.. except all that sugar........?????

Sorry, my inability to finish sentences without doing this "...." seems to be getting worse.

amidaiwish Wed 01-Aug-07 14:08:52

my DD2 has an egg allergy and also had problems with dairy. She's much better now (nearly 2) and can now have small amounts of normal dairy.

From about 6 months i tried BabyNat Organic Cow's Follow On Formula and amazingly she was fine on that. I have no idea why she was ok on this one, the consultant at the hospital was amazed and they have sent it to the lab to see why. She also had a problem with the goats milk (turned her poo to putty) and the GP told me not to use soya (didn't say why, just that he didn't think it was a good idea).

Jackaroo Wed 01-Aug-07 14:31:29

Ooh, I'll give that a go given that he's OK with Cheese and such - although now we're talking about this, do I really need to stop his Nutrimigen - I know it's really expensive for the GP but I wonder if there's an age limit on it?

casbie Wed 01-Aug-07 14:42:27

apple juice instead of cowes milk.

no milk at all?

as long as having a good mixed diet, there really is no need to drink cowes milk. cheese, yoghurt and varied veg can replace calcuim and other 'benefits'.

my son was quite ill on cowes milk when a baby at 2 ( i bf) and still refuses cheese.

MegBusset Wed 01-Aug-07 16:11:39

There's certainly no added sugar in the original flavour Rice Dream, not sure about the Vanilla one.

Heartmum2Jamie Wed 01-Aug-07 17:38:09

My ds is allergic to dairy and intolerant to soya, so I use provamel rice milk. He only has it on his breakfast, doesn't drink milk of any description now that I have stopped breastfeeding, he does take a calium supplement though

Jackaroo Wed 01-Aug-07 18:22:56

Great, I've put together everything you've all said, and think I have a plan :-)

Rice milk on cereal, and a glass before bed (just habit to be weaned off I think...).. and just make sure he keeps having a great diet. Will check with GP re: calcium supp.s thanks for that idea!


tatt Wed 01-Aug-07 23:17:54

anyone suggested trying probiotics and/or lactase tablets or lactose reduced milk? Since he has cheese this sounds like milk intolerance, which he will hopefully outgrow soon. Keep off soya - it's linked to higher rates of nut allergy.

You could ask to see a dietician.

catesmum Wed 01-Aug-07 23:30:01

my dd2 has had lots of problems with different foods. Her dietician would still like her to be on the hypoallergenic formula (she's 2 1/2), but dd2 just refuses it. So she lives on Rice Milk (we get Rice Dream original with added calcium - no sugar added on the ingredients). but doesn't get enough calcium so does take calcium supplements (30mls a day).

orangehead Wed 01-Aug-07 23:37:31

I recently found out allergic to all dairy, had tummy probs since baby. I found local health food shop brill 4 advice 4 alternatives

louii Thu 02-Aug-07 00:20:10

Quinoa milk, oat milk, rice milk, almond milk, my son mostly drinks rice milk with added calcium but has the others for bit of variety.

Jackaroo Thu 02-Aug-07 09:27:34

Actually Tatt, maybe I should give the no-lactose milk a go. I tried drinking it when I was bfding him and it was almost as bad as ordinary milk (as I then found on the web later, of course I didn't know this at the time)... but maybe it would be OK now. Having said that, I can eat hard cheese/butter, ubt not lactaid type milk.. so owuldn't hold out much hope really!

Ah, Catesmum, so maybe whilst they're still happy to prescribe, and DS is happy to drink it, I hsould just keep going with that... v. useful, thank you.

Thanks Orange - my local is an H&B which is useless, but have a naturopath friend we're seeing this w/end, so will quiz her too.

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