my son is 5 months now and i have just had to put him on soya milk dont no much about it anyone can help??

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Sarah - posted on 04/04/2009

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Pro sobee is a type of soy formula which is probably what you should give him since it still has the benefits of formula and is also soy based.  My friend has 3 children who are lactose intolerant and that's what she gives them. 

Kirsty - posted on 04/04/2009

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the doctor told us to do it! he hasnt prescribed it yet though had to buy it, he is refering us but long old waiting lists! he seems ok on it. he is a healthy lil boy and his weight gain is still the same! thank u for all your advice x

Michelle - posted on 04/03/2009

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you shouldnt really give soya milk to a 5 month old as a main milk unless dirceted to by a doctor? in young kids (under a year) it can cause constpation and dosent contain as many vitimins etc as needed, ive never heard of it before? all my kids have mily allergies and were on pepti cow and gate, you can het others like infasoy etc but they have to be prescribed ... rice milk is a good source of calcium as well ............. legaly your gp ha to prescribe a baby milk if he is intollorant or allergic .... ask for a dietitions referal and say you will complain if you dont get it and go to your local pct and create a fuss, the formula is about £25 per box and u cant get it unless it prescribed. to get your local pct details just google primary care trust then your area eg tooting, woking etc, hope it helps x

Leticia - posted on 04/03/2009

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We used ProSobee for my Daughter when she was little now I just use Lactaid or Milk Ease for all three to drink. I do remember that I had to have a prescription for it. Does your child spit up a lot? Ours was pretty much projectile vomit so we had no questions asked and our script was written.When your son gets older buy whatever is the cheapest that has no lactose for cooking/baking. There is also powdered goats milk that can be found in most stores with the canned milks. This is also easier for those who are lactose intolerant to digest. Make sure that when your little one is old enough for school that you provide the cafeteria with a note from your doctor so that your child may have juice to drink instead of milk.

Clare - posted on 04/03/2009

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Im kinda hard to ask for recepies as all my children ate our food from 4 months (Greedy I know) - pureed down - all I would say is anything that you would use dairy - substitute the soya milk - you can get the ready made / long life milk down the milk aisles. Shephards pie always went down well with mine - soya instead of milk and butter for the potato. you can get soya based custards etc. If you use the powdered baby food - then mix this with soya milk. I think it all depends on your little one as well - what he likes. My son loved porridge - whereas my daughters only like rice.

Lisa - posted on 04/03/2009

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I mostly breasfeed my baby who is 6 months now, but I found out when she was 2 months old that she seemed to be lactose intolerant. She was a very fussy (and stinky) baby and didn't sleep well until a week after I stopped eating dairy products. I have bought her some soy formula which she has every now and then (kind of gives me the freedom to go out whenever so Daddy can feed her) and she seems to be fine on it. It has all the same vitamins and stuff as the regular formula, so don't be too concerned. Your son will do fine.

Clare - posted on 04/03/2009

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Both my daughters had an intolerance to dairy milk and they had to be on SOYA milk - you should get this on prescription from the GP - so one less thing for you have to buy!! - If they are reluctant - say that you are having problems finding it in the supermarket - my daughters grew out of it by the age of 18 months - you may also have to give him soya based yougurts and things - widely available in all supermarkets

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