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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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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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

  • Here is a great article on dairy free solutions for building strong bones:

    Here is a great listing of plant based sources of calcium:


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

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