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What are alternatives to calcium for a one year old that cannot have milk or soy products?

i have a one year old with a high protein intolerance who cannot drink milk, lactaid milk or anything milk/dairy and she is also soy intolerant...she also suffers from a stomach condition called gastroperisis which is a very slow stomach emptying time... i currently have her on good start 2 formula for the broken down milk enzymes and barely squeeking by with her body tolerating it but she cannot be on formula forever as a milk substitute.

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lilhawaiianfam

Asked by lilhawaiianfam at 5:13 AM on Oct. 11, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • talk to your doc..they might have ideas...but i think they make a childrens vitamin with added calcium...not sure though
    blueeyedgrl2377

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 5:48 AM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • There is calcium fortified orange juice and cranberry juice. Check with your doctor, there may be something in a liquid vitamin, or maybe tums- perhaps she could chew tums. But use your doctor's guidance.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 9:00 AM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Rice milk is a good substitute. It is fortified with vitamins & calcium. It tastes just like skim milk. There is also almond milk.
    motherofhope98

    Answer by motherofhope98 at 10:14 AM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • My son drank rice milk for a while after we were through breastfeeding. I don't know if your baby with the digestive problems could handle it or not, but broccoli has a lot of calcium.
    ThrivingMom

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 11:33 AM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Fruits like melons as well as dark leafy greens are great for calcium. My son really likes green smoothies...fruit blended with spinach or lettuce for example.
    keyaziz

    Answer by keyaziz at 4:58 PM on Oct. 11, 2009

  • Here is a great article on dairy free solutions for building strong bones: http://www.pcrm.org/health/prevmed/building_bones.html


    Here is a great listing of plant based sources of calcium: www.soystache.com/calcium

    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 11:10 AM on Oct. 13, 2009

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