We tried it with DS and the effects were hideous - it turns out he is intolerant to the milk protein, not the lactose. Worth a try if you don't know which bit of the milk your baby is intolerant to (assuming this is for cooking, or for an over 12m baby?) but don't give a whole cup like I did.
hello there, we used it for about 6 months with ds as his skin was really bad and scaly,and i was told it could have been caused by lactose. it was great, tastes lovely, and his skin cleared up pretty quickly aswell. so yeah i would say yes its worth it. if he has a bottle now most of the time we still use this milk hth xx
Oh definitely don't get your hopes up about goat's milk - the proteins are virtually identical apparently. Sorry if that is more bad news! The good news is that most children grow out of the intolerence by 2 or 3. DS is definitely better than he was (23m).
For calcium you can give green veg, almonds (almond butter is very nutritious), fish like sardines etc. It is harder without dairy but not impossible. Are you determined to give up breast feeding?
I'm afraid I do want to give up bf. I just get to a stage where I want my body back, ifykwim. I just can't do it until he's 2. Plus I'm going back to work and it would be easier if I didn't have to bf.
I bf ds1 for a year too but he was fine going straight on to cow's milk.
I find the lack of support and advice from gps and health visitors extremely frustrating. The health visitor I saw yesterday claimed that 25% of babies are allergic to milk yet she could give me no proper or sensible advice.
No fair enough, it's great you have got this far. It's just so much harder to find a decent breast milk replacement. But DS doesn't have breast milk or formula, he has a drop of soya milk on his cereal and that is it really.
I got really frustrated with the NHS too. We saw a dietician and he was hopeless. Suggested I put apple juice on his cereal (because that is SO full of calcium and couldn't suggest a single thing I didn't already know. I found MN much more useful. I don't believe that 25% of babies are allergic to milk either...
We're using the lactofree milk with DS (2.6) - have been for about 6 months. I've never tried to get him diagnosed and he's not clasically 'allregic' but he gets massively constipated if given any milk/cheese. He is much better on lactofree milk than on cows milk (the worst) or goats milk (which I used for about a year).
Jahan, there are a range of milk formulae specially made for children with milk protein allergy you know. You can get them on prescription from your doctor. We used 'Pepti' until ds1 was 2 (he stopped breastfeeding at 11mo - his choice but got no arguments from me )
I've tried the goats milk in ds2's porridge for 2 mornings and he seems totally fine with it. I'm going to try giving it to him straight in his sippy cup to see if he tolerates it. Fingers crossed! (If not, I will have to look at the formula drinks)
Goats milk should be ok as a main drink from 12 months?
My 4 week old daughter has just been put on Sma lf as they have diagnosed lactose intolerance, she is so far doing fine and we have no more of the projectile vomiting and screaming that we had with both breast milk and regular formula.
I have a dairy allergy/lactose intolerance myself and have learnt to adapt my diet throughout the years and my nine year old grew out of it, she can now have semi skimmed milk and cheese etc however we do have to police her when she gets into the yoghurts etc as too much can make her ill she prefers the alpo soya deserts you can get in most supermarkets now.
The one thing I would be wary of with Goat's milk is that when we went to the dietician about the little one last week she told me to be wary of using it when weaning as the can develop an intolerance to it as it does have some lactose in. Can your GP not send you to a dietician for some help as the one we saw was brilliant.
ours all allergic to protein in milk. All ours use Nutramigen even though one of them is an adolescent. Nutramigen has very good siupplements so consultant says keep DC10 on it for as long as DC is willing to have it.