Jennifer - posted on 01/04/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
This has truly been a life saver for us, so I thought I'd pass it along instead of all my questions about other allergies :)
First, we are not a granola, hippie family (although I wouldn't mind being one, but my husband is SO NOT), so the use of hemp is not some silly way to tap into my inner tie dye :lol:
Our son is cow's milk and soy intolerant. I breastfed for as long as a could, but he was still not thriving from it. I've tried every formula they make, and all cuase either diahrea, or he won't drink it at all. THen praise God, I found hemp milk.
Hemp milk is WAY better than rice, or even soy for that matter.
It's just about the same price, and can be found at health food stores (or online).
It has all the benifits that cow's milk has (without the reaction of course), and even has way more Omega's 3's in it, and more calcium. It's not quite as high in fat at whole milk, so we do use olive oil or flax seed oil in our sons oatmeal, or other foods to boost his fat intake. BUt, the hemp milk far surpases Rice milk, and doesn't have the estrogen worries associated with Soy.
Our son gained 1 lb in a week on the stuff!!!!! WOOOWHOOOO!! THat was even weaning as well.
We do put Strawberry syrup in it to make the Vanilla flavored one taste better. I will wean him off the syrup soon I hope; that stuff has got to be bad for you.
Anyway, I am just so thankful we tried the stuff, and hope maybe this can help others. I am not a saleperson :lol: just a momma who would go over the moon and back to help her son grow and thrive.
The brands we've tried are Manitioba Harvest, LIving Harvest, and one other (Hemp Dream I think), as well as made our own.
Give it a shot, we're glad we did!!!