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Alternatives to whole milk,cheese etc...

I need help with finding something dairy free alternatives for my son with allergies. I know most kids grow out of there dairy issues but in my family it varies from 9 months to 3 years so that's a lot of time where we may need to be dairy free in all his food.
I just need help knowing what is best in replacing whole milk in a toddlers diet because after 1 the alumentum is no longer an option. I'm concerned about calcium and fats cause he is also extremely picky.
Is there anything not dairy or soy protein(he's not real great with proteins but can have the oils) based that's will replace the fats and nutrients he's not getting from milk? Is there such a thing as non soy non dairy cheese,butter,yogurt type substitute?

 
lizziebreath

Asked by lizziebreath at 5:15 PM on Feb. 12, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I have 2 children and myself that cannot have dairy. Here are some resources for you that have really helped us. Nutritionists are expensive and I've gotten more ideas on the internet than the specialist pediatric G.I and pediatric urologist we have seen for 3 years regarding this issue!

    http://web.mit.edu/kevles/www/nomilk.html#differentmilks

    http://www.godairyfree.org

    http://brittneyholloway98.tripod.com/mpa.html
    oregonmom22

    Answer by oregonmom22 at 5:28 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • Im not trying to be rude. But I think you should speak with a nutritionist and they can give you some really good ideas
    leksismommy

    Answer by leksismommy at 5:18 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

  • If you have a Whole Foods store nearby they will have everything you need. Since we have soy/dairy allergies we use Almond Milk and Rice Milk the kind that are supplemented with Calcium and Vitamin D. You can always give him a tums for more calcium and a daily children's vitamin when he is older (this is what we do) there are liquid vitamins you can give him by dropper now--ask your pharmacist. There are several margarines that do not contain soy or dairy. Again Whole Foods will assist you. There is a non-soy, non-dairy cheese that just came out I don't remember the name, but google non-diary mac and cheese and it will pop up. You will have to find other protein sources to round out his diet. But most fruits/vegetables and especially whole grains contain protein. One of the best protein sources I have found for my allergic son is Quinoa. You cook it like rice and it is small enough for a 4 month baby to eat. Good Luck
    oregonmom22

    Answer by oregonmom22 at 5:37 PM on Feb. 12, 2011

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