what do you feed your child when they cant have milk or soy milk?

Jasmine - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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my son is allergic to milk and he cant have soy milk either. everything has those ingediants in it. what do you give them to eat?

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Donna - posted on 02/14/2014

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My granddaughter is 15 months old. She was born with eczema, allergies to all dairy, soy, peanuts, and eggs. She still weighs the same as she did at 9 months, doesn't walk, talk, climb, feed herself. She is NOT developing and I am very afraid for her. She has been drinking soy milk her entire life as the allergy was low. It is not benefiting her at all. If I knew a way to make a drink (milk substitute) for her that had fat and proteins in it, I would. Doctors are not concerned, believe soy is fine, I DON'T!

Tina - posted on 07/22/2009

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My daughter is allergic to milk, soy and eggs. She drinks rice milk, sometimes mixed with almond milk and loves it. You'll need to read labels vey carefully - almost everything has either soy or milk in it. Depending on how severe the milk allergy is you'll have to be careful of things made in milk factories, w/ traces of milk. We have to stay away from these foods too. Foods like cheerios, etc, are made with machines w/ traces of milk. We eat LOTS of fruits, veggies, chicken, homemade breads, soups, and pasta.

Karen - posted on 07/23/2009

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My son is allergic to dairy, soy, tree nuts, coffee, and red dye. This eliminates a lot of food. Rice milk is safer than almond milk unless you know for certain he doesn't have a tree nut allergy. We were alternating almond and rice milk since almond has more protein and fat (and is more heat stable) only to find out it was causing diarrhea.

It's almost impossible to find a margarine that's free of soybean oil, and while not all soy allergics are soybean oil/soy lecithin sensitive, mine was. So I substitute canola oil for butter and except for pie crust and roll out cookies, that works great. There is a shortening called Jungle Shortening that you can get at Whole Foods or Amazon Grocery that is made from palm and sunflower oils. It's a bit grainy but does make decent Christmas cookies and pie crusts. Rice milk you can use a straight substitution for cow milk, just be careful heating it, it tends to fall apart.

Because virtually all bread products contain soybean oil, we make all our bread/cookies/muffins from scratch. If you make a double batch and form three loaves, two can be frozen; this usually lasts our family of 4 two weeks. Oreo cookies seem to be safe.

Skippy Natural Peanutbutter has no soybean oil and the Target and Kroger brand spaghetti sauces are also pretty good about using canola or olive oil, but you still have to check all the labels.

Hope this helps!

Erica - posted on 07/21/2009

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My twins had the same problem, but thankfully transitioned okay back to dairy after their first birthday. I know what you mean though, because I was nursing them for part of it, which meant I couldn't eat anything with soy or dairy in it. It goes far beyond what you give them to drink. Here's a list of ideas that may or may not be helpful! Plain Cheerios, Life Cereal with rice milk, cut up peaches, bananas, mangoes, peas, corn, soft cooked green beans or zucchini cut up, lentils/lima beans with rice (my babies like it through a grinder first), chicken shredded or ground beef, pasta and sauce, scrambled eggs. It's hard to find bread without dairy or soy, but it does exist. I couldn't find any at one grocery store, but I found one kind at another. It takes a lot of label reading. There may be other mixes, but Hodgen Mills Buckwheat pancakes made with rice milk and brown sugar was really good. It's really hard to find prepared or fast food, but there is some. Some things on Taco Bell's Fresco menu and Wendy's burgers/buns work if that becomes stuff you want to feed them in the future. Feel free to e-mail me if you want. It was really overwhelming at first. I found a great, easy recipe for taco seasoning since most prepared ones have soy. You can do it!

Cynthia - posted on 09/13/2012

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My 7 year old son has Eosinophlic Esphagitis with food allergies to milk, egg, soy and peanuts and athma. He was diagnosed at 2 yrs old. I have found that Farm Fresh carries a pretty good selection of allergen free foods and www.navanfoods.com is a good place order allergen free foods from. If you have a school aged child. www.allermates.com is a good place to get allergy awareness lunch box and bracelets or necklaces. Canning a lot of your own foods is a good way to make sure the foods are safe for your child. Don't let your school aged child eat school foods if they have foods allergies because of cross contamination. I hope this helps someone.

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Bethany - posted on 09/14/2012

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i was very sensitive to milk and dairy when i y=was very young i had the pick test and had a very mild reaction to milk and soy, lucky for me we had a neighbor who had a goat who needed milking and mum being from a farm could do it and get the goats milk for free, so i lived on that until i was about 7 or 8 and also as a cheese lover i got very expensive (back then) sheeps cheese, now if i have a cold or a sinus type infection it seems worse if i have dairy or even soy so i stear clear of them, otherwise look out cheese and milk cos i will devour them, hope u find a solution soon...

Jane - posted on 07/25/2009

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My daughter is allergic to milk and intolerante to lactose and soya to. My doctor perscribed a hypoallergenic milk for her and we just cooked with that. I also spent about 2 hours looking at ingredants in tesco people must of thought i was made lol. My daughter eats a lot of fruit and veg and homemade stuff. Just make sure when you go out you have a bag of treats that he can eat so your not stuck for food and talk to your doc about getting a special milk for him. Hope this helps

Janice - posted on 07/25/2009

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my dad was raised on nanny goat milk...give that a bash coz he is still alive lol...!

he is a picky bugger too so surprising he drank it ...oh well whatever works i say

April - posted on 07/24/2009

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Rice milk almond milk and suppliments. Leafy greens and eggs are a good source of calcium. My son has the same problem. He cant have either, but I find that small amounts of rice and almond milk are ok. I also give him one scrambled egg with high calcium butter in the mornings.He is very healthy.I also feed him spinach and veggies that are high in calcium for extra nutrition.

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lots of fruits and veggies. Invest in some good cookbooks. The milk free kitchen is a good one. Mine had trouble with almond and rice milk, so I do lots of fruit smoothies

Jessica - posted on 07/22/2009

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Has he been tested to make sure it's an allergy and not lactose intolerance? My son can't tolerate regular milk or soy milk b/c he's lactose intolerant.

Debbie - posted on 07/22/2009

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Not sure where you live, but around me there is a supermarket (Giant) that sells lots of goats' milk products. There is a goats' milk yogurt made by Liberte that is delicious. My little guy loved it.

Ashley - posted on 07/22/2009

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My son is allergic to lactose enzymes so he can't have soy or cows milk, lactaid works great for him.

Leasa - posted on 07/22/2009

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Hi Jasmine, My kids were the same way, I used Goats Milk with my kids. never had any problems after that.

Erica - posted on 07/21/2009

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I just wrote a long reply, but I don't think it went through. My twins were also allergic to both, and I know it can be overwhelming. It goes far beyond what you give them to drink! Think fruits and veggies. Read lots of bread labels - soy & dairy free ones do exist. Scrambled eggs, pasta, rice, beans & lentils, chicken, ground beef. I'd be glad to help with more ideas and to listen. ericasnodgrass@gmail.com

Mercedes - posted on 07/21/2009

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lactose is a milk based but it works really well...my son is allergic to both of those too...The lactose wont hurt him...it will fill him up to

Karimiah - posted on 07/20/2009

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I have given my son Rice milk or almond milk. It tastes about the same and has a close amount of calcium.

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