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?
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?
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.
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).
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?
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
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.
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).
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.