I need help getting my daughter to stop nursing, any advice?

TiannaLy - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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She's mildly allergic to dairy, and I'm afraid to give her straight up cow's milk.

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Aubrey - posted on 02/02/2010

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my daughter had the same problem. you could buy nutramigin (sp?) its a formula kind pricy but really good. OR we give her lactose milk. Its cows milk with out the lacase enzyme in it. or soy milk like Silk you can get both at your local supermarket they are aittle more expensive but shes doing great with them. i breast fed until a year so switching to milk was okay with our doctor. Depending on how old she is you may want to do a combo of soy formula for the viatimins with soy milk.

Other options we diddnt use but are out there
Almond milk
Rice milk
( these are in the health food section)

Kristen - posted on 02/02/2010

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Hhm, not a lot fo info here - how old is she? What kind of allergy are we talking about? Just because she's not nursing doesn't mean she should be filling up on milk either. I'd talk with her pediatrician if this allergy is something to worry about and needs to be addressed.

BreAnn - posted on 02/02/2010

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I don't know why it is that you need to stop nursing...so I don't know if this applies, but if the child is over a year and weaned you don't necessarily need formula or cow's milk. Talk to your pediatrician, but calcium and the other nutrients in cow's milk can be gotten from other sources and a child over a year is usually doing mostly table foods anyway. If your daughter is less than a year, there is no way at all that you should be giving her cow's milk anyway... I'm sorry that we all cannot be more helpful, but this problem in one that really needs more information. We can not give any sort good advice unless we fully understand the issue.

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Why does she need to stop nursing? Hopefully you have spoken to a professional, but just incase you and many others are unaware, Breast milk is not "Dairy" in the same sence as formular. There are many ways to help your baby continue being breastfed with out the allergic reaction. You should really speak to a lactation consultant/professional health care provider/allergist, as these people can really help you better then reading any formular can or taking advice from other mothers as all cases can be very different.

Qoute:"You do not have to stop breastfeeding your baby. However, there are studies of using Neocate formula for treatment of colic. In the research, cow's milk was completely removed from the mother's diet and the baby was put on Neocate for 4 to 8 days. The babies all responded well to this intervention and most went back to the breast with virtually no issues."

What you do now can affect how your daughter developes her allergies, therefor it is really best to seek the professionals out, as it may seem minor now, however they can get worse overtime if not treated correctly.
:)Take care

Amanda - posted on 02/02/2010

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I agree with Nicole does she have other allergies? Soy? Wool? (both comman with milk allergies). I replaced a feeding at a time with goats milk for my children.

Nicole - posted on 02/02/2010

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How old is your daughter? If she is still quite young their are a few dairy free formulas on the market. Depending what she can tolerate you can try soy or goats milk formulas. My son had a severe dairy intollerence (very different from an allergy) and he was put on a medicated formula called 'neocate', prescription only formula.

Try giving it in either a bottle or sippy cup depending on her age.

But most of all you need to consult your doctor or paediatrician b4 doing any of the above. Because she may have other allergies beside the dairy one and introducing something new to her system without doctors monitoring could do more damage in the long run.

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