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Dairy free advice needed please

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Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 02-Mar-13 13:07:43

If she's ok with soya, I've just looked at my carton of alpro junior plus and it states it is nutritionally tailored as a main drink from1+ years inwards and can be introduced as part of a balanced diet from 6 months of age.

So u can use it for cereal and cooking

Sparklesandglitter Sat 02-Mar-13 11:33:02

Hi thanks for all the advice, we are waiting on our referal to the dietician. I wanted to find a cereal as she likes that with normal formula but she eats toast and fruit plus I just tried alpro yogurt with fruit purée which she loved so maybe I will move away from cereal. My HV said I can make rice pudding with nutramigen but the recipe in the nutramigen website said its 8 month plus, is that due to texture? She is being BLW and purée too thanks

InvaderZim Sat 02-Mar-13 09:18:27

How old? Alpro makes a 12 months+ soya milk. I never bothered with cereal with DD when she had a cow's milk intolerance - plenty of other foods to eat! Is this a newly weaning baby? DD never liked any rice cereal - we opted for baby led weaning and there were plenty of things which she could eat.

Pancakeflipper Sat 02-Mar-13 09:14:54

Chat with your dietician. If you have not got one then ask your GP to refer you to one.

We use oat milk for cereal and baking/cooking and also coconut milk. But my DS2 was nearly 2 when he was diagnosed as being dairy intolerant. We used Neocate for a year but some children hate the stuff ( its not lovely tasting).

It's a minefield picking a non-dairy milk substitute so speak to a dietician and make a decision suitable for your child.

It does get easier.

thereinmadnesslies Sat 02-Mar-13 09:07:42

We were prescribed a formula called Neocate to use with cereal etc when we weaned DS2. Moved on to oat milk at approx 18m.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 02-Mar-13 08:10:28

Kara coconut milk is great makes good porridge. Rice milk is a no no under four. Dd1 loves the Kara . I have been making porridge for dd 2 with oatly since she was about 8 months old dietician had no problem with this its just as a main drink that they aren't suitable. Just like from six months u can use cows milk in cooking but not as a main drink.

I'd highly recommend the Kara if you are staying away from soya.

PickledMoomin Sat 02-Mar-13 08:05:27

I would speak to your dietician. DS is CMP intolerant and I was advised to avoid oat milk, rice milk etc until he was 4. He's fine with soya.

nonpractisingVirgin Sat 02-Mar-13 07:52:22

Why don't you just stay away from cereal and just give her fruit, toast, egg etc for breakfast?

MistyB Sat 02-Mar-13 07:51:39

You can make oatmeal with just water but oat milk would also work.

shufflebum Sat 02-Mar-13 07:48:27

Is she CMPI?
I would stay away from soya and rice milks, try oat or coconut instead.
Otherwise what about fruit purée watered down a bit?

Sparklesandglitter Sat 02-Mar-13 07:45:23

I am currently weaning DD but she is dairy free and doesn't like cereal made with her prescription formula (the cereals you make with water contain milk) can i use alpro soy milk or something similar to make her cereal with? I know se can't drink it yet and soy isn't really recommended below 12 months but would tiny amounts in cereal be ok? Thanks!

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