desperate help needed for feeding 1 year old thats allergic to dairy

Jane - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )




i have recently found out that my son is allergic to dairy. he is now drinking soy milk and loves it, only trouble is i am struggling to find food that he can have. he is having to have dry sandwiches as i cant find a dairy free spread and a lot of the stores dont seem to have a soy rage other than the milk. if there are any mums out there that could point me in the right direction or where to shop i would be really greatfull. thank you x

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Jane - posted on 09/30/2009




my son cant have lactose free either it still makes him poorly its totally no dairy. thanks for all your help, we went to a heath food store and found some soy cheese and other snack foods he is also have soy milk to drink which is full of calcium. thanks for the baking tipps i wanted to make some cakes with my older son that they could both eat but didnt know how i could do it.

Sarah - posted on 09/27/2009




Give your babies Lactaid......its lactose-free milk and its very healthy it has alot more nutritional value than soy milk. I;m lactose intolerant and so is my son and we both drink lactaid and thats what i use in my cooking. Every grocery store has it, its the best, i swear by it.

Sonja - posted on 09/11/2009




Were I live our supermarkets sell soy yoghurts and ice cream not sure about anything else

Robyn - posted on 09/10/2009




My oldest is allergic to dairy We gave him rice milk to drink and coconut milk to make puddings and to bake with as well. They do make "veggie " cheese that is not dairy based that tastes ok. They also have a lot of sorbet and coconut milk based ice cream that are both dairy and soy free. You might ask your doctor if he thinks that he needs calcium supplimentation if he continues to have the problem when he is a little older. They say most kids grow out of it, but my son has yet to and he is 8

Sara - posted on 09/10/2009




None of my 3 kids can have dairy, other than ghee, which is butter without the protein and lactose. You can sometimes find that near the oils in a grocery store. For baking, coconut milk works really well as a milk or cream substitute.

You might want to look into some of the warnings for giving soy to young children. has a lot of info. My kids drink rice milk.

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There are quite a few olive oil based spreads available where I live - have you looked at those? Also, you could spread sandwiches with mayonnaise instead of butter. If there's not much available in your local shops you may be able to get substitutes online, another thing worth looking into.

Caryn - posted on 09/09/2009




Have you tried making your food with soy milk? Like if you amke mac-n-cheese or something add soy instead of cows milk. As far as finding cheese/yogurt/ice cream/ect that are soy based and not milk based I would suggest trying health food stores, they tend to have a larger selection of things like that.

We have been slowly weaning Zacheary onto whole milk but he is showing signs of being lactose intolerant. He can handle milk when its cooked into things but we are going to be trying soy milk for drinking.

Kathy - posted on 09/09/2009




I would be curious to know also. I have a feeling my daughter is going to be allergic to dairy. She currently will sometimes rash up when she has cheese. We are about to do a mac n cheese test when she is one years old suggested by the doctor to know for sure.

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