ovaltine vs nesquick vs milo....for unsweetened rice milk

Nichole - posted on 04/11/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my son is currently doing a trial run free from dairy. he's only gonna be on this a few months to see how it goes as he has always had really loose poos and we think its dairy...
he usually has water all day and one glass of milk... he now uses calcium fortified rice milk in his smoothies, porridge and cereal.. but wont drink it plain.. the sweet versions and chocolate versions are soooooo loaded with sugar it seems like a bad thing to give him even just once a day.. id be better off giving him juice...
so... who knows whats the best additive to milk as far as fortified nutrition vs sugar content...
i would only use about half the normal serving of powder, but figured it would be much better in my no sugar added rice milk then the flavored versions... so nesquick vs milo vs. ovaltine... ovaltine makes a light break version with less sugar and milo makes a version called b-smart... anyone know how good these are for a little one... my son is only 20 months and he has a very low sugar intake other then fruit... i just think its boring and unfair to give him only water all day when he loves milk normally.. i dont want to give him juice regularly as we use it as a treat when we go out to restaurants... he eats plenty of fruit anyway.

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Amanda - posted on 03/06/2011

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Have you tried chocolate flavored soy milk it's called lush and my kids love it it's available in the carten milk isle of any supermarket

Megan - posted on 11/26/2010

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If you are on a dairy free diet carefully read the labels of any flavourings you add to milk. Milo contains milk solids so should be avoided too. I do not know about Ovaltine. My eldest is dairy allergic so we use Nesquik when he wants some variety or the sippah straws.

Sal - posted on 08/20/2010

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my dr also recomended a calcium fortified OJ if we needed to boost her calcuim, if she was being too fussy and we had so many things excluded.

Sal - posted on 08/20/2010

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hi my little girl was completly dairy free from the age of 12 months (not even m a little part of a cooked item), and she jst had a calcium fortified soy milk, it never bothered her at all she loved the stuff, but now she is a little older she wants different flavours, i have tried milo but that wasn't a huge success but they love the sippa staws, they have no artificial colours, flavours or preservatives and only 1/2 teaspoon sugar each which can go into any amount of milk, so one a day so she will drink the milk is ok with me, the benifits of having the milk (for my other daughter) or the soy for her without dramas outweighs the sugar i feel.

Kloe - posted on 06/26/2010

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my son is 9mths i no its early for dairy but i use dairy milk in his food n some milk bottles as a treat i put a 2-3 baby spoons of nesquick n he loves it

Sunny - posted on 04/17/2010

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My son is almost 3 and drinks soy milk. I dont know the stats but we let him put in a spoon of milo and he drinks every last bit. Its my fave by far lol :)

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