My almost-8 month old son has a severe milk and soy allergy. If I eat dairy, soy, any other legumes, or poultry, he gets very sick. We're seeing a GI doc and allergist... they've both encouraged that he start formula and wean from breastfeeding. I'm starving on this restrictive diet (literally - my bones are sticking out). But my son won't accept a bottle as a meal. He'll play with it when we offer it. Sometimes even drinks an ounce or two. I've read all the suggestions on the internet, but I'm just hoping that someone has something new. I'm so desperate and so hungry!Answer Question
Answer by celticreverie at 12:25 PM on Feb. 27, 2009
In addition to the great info above don't forget that breastfeeding is best with a child with allergies. The formula is full of other things that will upset his tummy as well so you may very well end up with a more uncomfortable child then when you were breastfeeding.
Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Sunflower Market all carry lots of great alternatives. Also look up online milk allergy recipes there are loads of really nice recipes out there. Seek and ye shall find! Good Luck!
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