Vicki-Lou - posted on 06/14/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
At risk of asking a question that has been asked before...
My daughter is coming to 1 year old. She had been breastfeeding up until 9-10 months, but sadly I ran dry. She had been on formula until recently, when my husband introduced her to his almond milk (he has a mild milk allergy and avoids all dairy). She loves it, so we are thinking of weaning her off the formula onto almond milk. Has anybody done this? What about the calorie/fat content? Should I feed her more servings of milk/food to keep up her calories/fat for the best growth? Should I add any vitamin supplements?
Also, before anyone says anything, I don't think raw milk will work. First of all, I don't believe there is sufficient evidence that raw milk will prevent outbreaks such as Listeria. I believe raw milk is fine right after you pump it, but between the point of the cow utters and my house, there are too many things that can happen that I would feel the milk to be safe. So, until I move to the country and own my own cow, raw milk is out.
Second of all, my daughter gets terrible, painful gas from cheeses, and sometimes yogurt. It is my understanding that these are fermented, so should not be a problem, and yet she's still in agony. I'm thinking it is genetic, as my husband has the same problem (bad gas/gastrointestinal pain after any dairy).
Advice? What worked for you?