Marysia - posted on 08/05/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
My daughter is 1 year old is allergic to dairy. I'm still breastfeeding but am only doing so 2-3 times a day as am trying to switch her on to a hydrolyzed milk formula like Aptamil Pepti 2 or Neocate. My dr. said to do this as she may not be getting enough calcium in her diet. Well this has been a disaster as as has not taken well to this at all. I've tried flavouring it, cooking with it and just about anything else I could think of but all with poor results. I've resorted to try and give her expressed milk just so I could have a little free time but turns out she will only take in a little bit of this. She doesn't get upset without the breastmilk but obviously needs some sort of calcium and am at a loss as to what to do. Do I continue to breastfeed for another year and if so how much? Is 2-3 times a day enough? Or can the calcium be replaced by alternative milks and diet? It's all to confusing at the moment and not to mention the feelings of guilt I'm having of wanting to stop breastfeeding if this is what she needs.