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When to give alternative milk?

(8 Posts)
MoRaw Sun 21-Oct-12 15:22:07

My son has diary intolerance. Can I give him oat milk as replacement for formula milk when he turns one?

vodkaanddietirnbru Sun 21-Oct-12 17:31:12

I dont think the dairy free alternatives are recommended as a main drink until the age of 2. What formula are you using?

MegMogAndOwl Sun 21-Oct-12 21:41:59

You can use oat milk in cooking but not as the main drink, I forget the reason why though.

Alpro soya do a 1+ version, it's the one with a giraffe on the front.

Try posting in the allergies section, you'll get good advice there.


MoRaw Sun 21-Oct-12 22:33:51

Many thanks!

helibee Mon 22-Oct-12 03:19:10

What milk do you give him now? My ds1 has a CMP allergy. He was on special formula until he was 3yrs old. Then he went into rice milk. We tried oat, and almond milk but rice milk was all he'd take. The GP and his paeds were happy

vodkaanddietirnbru Mon 22-Oct-12 07:50:21

rice milk isnt recommended under the age of 4½years due to arsenic levels

greenbananas Mon 22-Oct-12 09:20:21

Stick with the formula - assuming you are using a specialist one that is dairy free. The replacement milks are not so good nutritionally and also carry their own risks (e.g. arsenic in rice milk, phyto-oestrogens in soya milk).

MoRaw Mon 22-Oct-12 21:14:09

I am using Aptamil Peptid. He drank an ounce today so I guess that's a start.

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