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Help, DD2 10.5 months to go milk & dairy free

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MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Tue 13-Nov-12 17:33:34

I've got some LF milk from GP.

What products can I find as a substitute for yoghurts, butter, cheese, bread etc. it's all a bit overwhelming what I will need to change.


Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 13-Nov-12 17:45:55

Alpro do nice yogurts. M&S do a nice dairy free sunflower spread, oatly and Kara coconut milk are pretty good for cooking.

Tesco free from
Range has a dairy free instant cheese sauce mix. Alpro also do deserts. Swedish glacé is available in tesco and it's a good soya ice cream! smile it's really not that hard honestly smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 13-Nov-12 17:49:50

Just make your own sponges/puddings using dairy free marge. Custard can be bought in cartons from supermarkets ( alpro) or ur local health food shop (provamel)

Oatly makes rice pudding pretty well as does Kara and if she's ok with nuts then there's hazelnut /almond milk that u can use for custard/ rice pudding etc. my dd likes portage made with oatly it just goes a little thick so add extra after to thin down smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Tue 13-Nov-12 17:51:23

Lovely thanks Ladies smile

arghhelpme Tue 13-Nov-12 17:54:14

DS1 grew up on alpro desserts for pudding after dinner when he was little, they do toffee, vanilla and chocolate.
Alpro also do yoghurts although they are lumpy, they do sell one pack which is smooth.

For baking i always used to use vitalite.

Iny local tescos they upped the free from range and have a reasonable selection of own brand yogurts, milk and cheese all dairy free.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 13-Nov-12 17:54:54

Just remember to shake your milk substitute well when using as it can settle. grin if your dd is sensitive to soya ( many milk allergic kids are) then there r also yogurts available made from pea protein. Available in ur local health store ( many will order you in stuff and help you ) don't bother with dairy free cheese it's vile grin

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Tue 13-Nov-12 18:00:50

Thanks again ladies. I'm writing a shopping list of all you recommend. smile

Pancakeflipper Tue 13-Nov-12 18:10:19

We use Alpro yoghurts and the custard.
Alot of sliced breads are ok. Avoid breads in the supermarket bakery.
We also have pitta bread.
Lots of dairy free spreads. For baking I use stork block in the gold wrapper.
Also some of fridge section ready made pastry are dairy free ( so you can make some good puds for all the family).
We don't touch cheese at all as not found a version that taste anything but foul.
There's a good thread in Allergies about surprising things that free-from dairy/eggs etc. well worth a read, it will make you think it ain't so bad.

Pancakeflipper Tue 13-Nov-12 18:11:16

Oh forgot to say my DS2 cannot drink soya so we use an oat milk. It's not bad.

PeggyCarter Tue 13-Nov-12 18:14:30

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Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 13-Nov-12 18:18:11

Oooooooh and sainsbury do a free from packet of chocolate buttons smile

Beware of crisps ( I know she's young so this might not be applicable) but some do contain lactose or whey powder so always check ingredients. Also check breakfast cereals for milk powder. There's always porridge smile

Luckily allergen information is on everything now, u will soon become a label expert smile

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 13-Nov-12 19:40:41

what sort of milk have you been prescribed as Lactose free is not the same as Dairy free i.e. lactose free has the lactose (milk sugar) removed but still contains the milk protein. If he is supposed to be dairy free then lactose free milk will not help. Is it lactose or milk protein he needs to avoid?

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Tue 13-Nov-12 19:59:51

She's been put on SMA LF milk. As we're not sure which she has to avoid so it's currently a trial of taking dairy & milk products away.

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Tue 13-Nov-12 20:01:11

Milk changing to LF and changing other things too. As I say it's all over shelling knowing what's what.

PeggyCarter Tue 13-Nov-12 20:10:56

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Pancakeflipper Tue 13-Nov-12 20:12:45

Lactose free is still dairy. Ask to see a dietician, they will help in the minefield of dairy-free milks. There are prescribed non-alleged milks for little ones.

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 13-Nov-12 20:26:48

LF milk still has dairy in it as it still has the cows milk protein in it. If he has to avoid dairy then you need a dairy free milk rather than just lactose free. I think your gp needs re-educating about the difference between milk sugar and milk protein.

vodkaanddietirnbru Tue 13-Nov-12 20:28:59

So sorry, keep saying 'him' and you have a dd! Sorry again

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Tue 13-Nov-12 20:31:29

I have to try LF and change to soya products first. If DD2 is still not happy then it goes completely dairy-free so everything will change again. iykwim. I've got a major head cold too so all things are fuzzy & mushy to take in. Sorry if I'm nit making much sense.

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Tue 13-Nov-12 20:32:01

HV will be referring us to a dietician too.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 13-Nov-12 20:47:17

Just try to relax smile it really isnt as hard work as you might think and there's always us lot to answer any questions. Just keep it simple while u get your head around it go for tomato based pasta dishes , beans on toast , homemade soup, spag Bol , stews, veg fruit and soya yogurt. Stuff u don't have to worry about label checking.

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Wed 14-Nov-12 06:29:33

Thank you. I know I'll have loads of questions and will def read that other thread.

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Wed 14-Nov-12 14:04:17

just spoken to my HV to clarify a few things and she said to take her off both lactose and the milk protein so just rang GP and waiting for a call back for formula to change and to ask they put some bread on script too.

thanks ladies, this is why I love MN as feel completely lost at this change. Also thanks for the link to the other thread, it looks a great help. smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 14-Nov-12 14:21:44

smile that's gonna be much easier in a way. Completely dairy free u can get a base line of how she is and then it will be easier to work out what's upsetting her smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Wed 14-Nov-12 14:25:56

Just a question, does it mean she can't have soya stuff too?

Thank you for coming back to the thread smile

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