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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 Wed 14-Nov-12 14:51:39

Around 40% of babies intolerant to milk are also intolerant/ allergic to soy. As the proteins r similar . If ur dd is intolerant to the lactose then chances r soya will be fine but if it's the protein then there's a chance she will have a problem with soya. Soya free is harder than dairy free alone as many of the alternatives are Soya based. It's up to u what way round u do it whether u avoid soya too or risk giving it. Dairy takes about a month to leave the system so if there's no improvement after a month then maybe then u could remove soya too. My dd is fine with soya and ur dd might be too. If u wanted to avoid the soya milk too then Kara coconut milk is very good!! And the health food store will sell yogurts derived from pea protein.
But u will have to check everything u buy with regards to soya if u choose not to eat soya smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Wed 14-Nov-12 14:54:23

Thank you. HV def thinks it is both the lactose & protein so will have to avoid soya too then or try in small doses. so much to take in. Thank you smile

Jojay Wed 14-Nov-12 14:58:40

What are her symptoms when she has dairy? Are they thinking allergy or intolerance? If it's allergy, they should be able to test and let you know definitively re soya.

My tiwns are allergic to CMP (cows milk protein) and eggs but are fine with soya.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Wed 14-Nov-12 15:01:39

Utilize ur local
Health store smile many can order things in especially smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Wed 14-Nov-12 15:04:37

Hi, bad tummy ache and really really constipated if has too much milk & dairy. it has been monitored for a while as she has been like it since birth and we've changed several things before. Will be getting a referral to a dietician too to go thru & confirm all the ins and outs. So in meantime I have to cut everything out. she gets so poorly, hard to see my baby screaming in pain sad

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Wed 14-Nov-12 15:05:19

Thanks Wheresmycaffiene smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Thu 15-Nov-12 12:13:48

DD2 has been put on nutramigen AA milk and referred to a dietician. So will see what happens hopefully will make a difference in her tummy & bowel habits and not make her so constipated. My poor baby sad

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 15-Nov-12 13:24:45

From what I've heard nutramigen is one of the worst tasting milks so be prepared to do some mixing in with old milk to get her to take it. It hey r also vile cold so may well have to
Be heated more than usual in order for her to accept the new milk. Dd2 had aptamil pepti which was one of the more palatable. U may well be lucky and she takes straight away. On plus side these milks are amazing and the difference in the baby is instant all though the pooing may well take a bit of time to regulate itself but she will feel better instantly smile

Once they get to a year there r other options. Like babies van move info cows milk they can also move into the alternatives. Although u will be able to get the prescription for awhile yet, smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 15-Nov-12 13:25:50

Oh and here's to a happier little girl. It really is amazing how good these milks r smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Thu 15-Nov-12 13:46:37

Thanks Wheresmycaffeinedrip I hope in a couple of weeks her tummy & bowel problems will have got better and she will be able to go to the toilet without needing lactulose to go and it being a softer stool for her. Looking at info for all the Nutramigen milks AA is the best one, doesn't smell foul and seems to be a lot more drinkable.

How would I mix if she doesn't take it on its own?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 15-Nov-12 14:09:39

Just do half old milk and half new milk and gradually increase quantities. I would say however that as she's older u could probably just get away with offering it her all day until she takes it as u can just flood her food with it until she does. And if she's been fed solids before hand she won't be starving so u should have time for her to put it down and go back to it for a bit without her being hysterical if that makes sense. How many bottles a day does she have, it's most likely going to be the night time one that will upset her as it will be different so perhaps give he a cup/ small bottle in the day time first to see how u go. Ya never know she might just take straight to it x

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Thu 15-Nov-12 14:18:14

It varies tbh she has 3 meals a day and anywhere between 1-3 bottles. Just depends how much solid food she has iykwim.

Thanks your advice really is great and helping me a whole lot. smile

MrsSpencerReid Thu 15-Nov-12 14:22:42

My DS is on aptimil pepti it's not too horrid tasting! Good luck, we have been referred to a dietician as he can't live on veg and rice cakes forever!! Sorry not much help there smile

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Thu 15-Nov-12 14:28:06

No problem smile well as soon as u get the milk try her on a little bottle of it and see how she reacts. Some quite happily chop and change . Dd2 was happy straight away but was much younger. The problem cane when dr gave us am alternative which she hated but as I had run out I had no choice but to just give it. Took two days and she caved. I just put extra oatly on her porridge and made white sauces so she was taking something at least .
Your dd may well be a little wary of milk as she feels so horrid after but once she realizes this ones ok I'm sure she will be fine. Let us know how u get on smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Thu 15-Nov-12 19:29:14

The pharmacy are ordering her milk in and will call me when it arrives along with her bread.

Brought some Kara coconut milk for her today too. To have over cereal & make custard with etc. x

MrsSpencerReid Thu 15-Nov-12 21:34:29

Hope it makes a difference for her and you, just out of interest, what bread is she getting? I didn't realise you could get dairy free bread on prescription!!!

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Fri 16-Nov-12 07:09:35

Genius/Genus (sp?) brown loaf.

Thanks smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Fri 16-Nov-12 07:10:43

Only reason I know is because I work in a doctors practice and deal with a lot of prescriptions every day.

MrsSpencerReid Fri 16-Nov-12 08:49:51

Ah, thanks, I thought you could only get if you were gluten free, hummmm smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Fri 16-Nov-12 13:58:32

Just smile sweetly lol smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Sat 17-Nov-12 14:31:28

Well she refuses to drink the Nutramigen. I made an 8oz bottle - 6oz SMA LF & 2oz Nutramigen and refuses to drink it. Made an 8oz SMA LF bottle and she's happily drinking it. What do I do?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 17-Nov-12 14:46:24

Try reducing the nutramigen by another half oz. make sure it's really warm. Sounds like it could take a little while . U could try making up a cup containing an oz and just leave it for her to take when she pleases ( obviously no more than the hour stated on how long a made up formula last out the fridge)

I will probably also get flamed for this but if she really won't take it I would speak to dr Monday as she's what 5 maybe six weeks of a yr. he may well say its ok to put her straight onto a shop bought milk like the Kara ( perhaps with addition of vitamin drops if he deems needed) how is she with the Kara on cereal?

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Sat 17-Nov-12 15:32:13

Fine with Kara. She loved it. HV gave me a name of vitamins I need to get.

Going to see if SMA LF will be fine until we can stop her on formula & switch to Kara.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 17-Nov-12 15:36:02

That sounds like a good plan. What will u do if the LF isn't any good? smile

MrsDeterminedandSpecialMum Sat 17-Nov-12 15:40:57

Um.....I'll persevere with the Nutramigen too tho smile

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