Jump to content

Dairy intolerant children


  • Please log in to reply
26 replies to this topic

#1 SushiLover

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:20 PM

I have two dairy intolerant kids, one boy, one girl. What type of milk do you give your dairy intolerant kids? I'm a bit worried about the affects of soy on boys but I don't know if there is any scientific base to the idea that its bad for boys.


#2 kiam

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:32 PM

There is very little evidence supporting any issue with feeding boys soymilk.

I am lactose intolerant myself, I switch up my milks depending on what I feel like, soy, almond, oat, hazelnut mostly, I hate rice milk though.

Soy is usually highest in calcium and protein though.

#3 kiam

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

By the way, here's a little bit on info for you
http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletters/...en-and-soy-milk

http://nutrition.about.com/od/meatsandprot...pelsoymyths.htm

#4 PurpleWitch

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:39 PM

Aidan has Harvey Fresh Lactose free milk. And Peters lactose free ice cream (The icecream tastes great!!)

#5 msro82

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:42 PM

Lactose intolerant or cows milk protein intolerant?

When Dd was cows milk protein intolerant she drank rice milk, she grew out of this around 4.5.

She is now lactose intolerant and drinks/uses Liddell's lactose free milk (they also do a grated cheese)

#6 Fire_fly

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

I am dairy and soy free so usually use almond, coconut or rice milk. Rice milk is only used for cooking, it's yuck straight!

#7 librablonde

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:45 PM

My DS has mostly grown out of his sensitivity to lactose. But I used to give him Liddles Lactose Free UHT milk and Liddle LF cream. There's also now Liddles LF tasty cheese in Woolies. He used to love Sanitarium soy vanilla ice-cream and we used Nutalexx for margarine.

#8 kiam

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (Fire_fly @ 30/12/2012, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am dairy and soy free so usually use almond, coconut or rice milk. Rice milk is only used for cooking, it's yuck straight!


Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this, everyone I know who drinks it thinks that I'm nuts.

#9 msro82

Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:52 PM

QUOTE (kiam @ 30/12/2012, 07:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Glad I'm not the only one who thinks this, everyone I know who drinks it thinks that I'm nuts.


I've never drank it, but my daughter did from 18 months - she went from medicate formula to rice milk so I'm sure it tasted better! It absolutely stinks though the rice milk!

#10 pickledbrain

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

I use Oat Milk as it has the highest protein (think it was actually higher then soy which I don't use for young kids).  There is one brand that I like due to the protein level, all the others have much lower protein levels.  I spent ages in the milk isle checking each out against each other.  My dairy free child loves the oat milk, and I don't mind it but I wouldn't drink it all the time.

For me, protein is the most important thing and then the fat level.

#11 Riotproof

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:28 PM

Ds drinks soy milk. He also has Kingland soy yoghurt, much better than Soylfe IMO, but they both taste gross to me.

#12 imamumto3

Posted 30 December 2012 - 09:37 PM

rice milk here, although my kids rarely drink it straight

#13 mumto3princesses

Posted 31 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

DD#2 drinks soy milk and eats soy yoghurt and ice cream. We have tried rice and almond milk but she hates it.

#14 ♥~Bodhichitta~♥

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:02 AM

My DS drinks soymilk.  He was having ricemilk, but I drink soy, so it made more sense for us both to drink the same.

He also has soy yoghurt, and soy icecream.



#15 Carmen02

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:50 AM

DS drinks liddells lactose free UHT milk, its quite nice i love drinking it too

Edited by Carmen02, 31 December 2012 - 06:51 AM.


#16 wesse

Posted 31 December 2012 - 06:58 AM

DD has the vitasoy oat milk as it is calcium fortified and really her only source of calcium apart from broccoli, leafy vegetables etc.
She is milk protein intolerant.

Edited by wesse, 31 December 2012 - 06:59 AM.


#17 Ruby Gloom

Posted 31 December 2012 - 07:29 AM

My eldest was diagnosed lactose intolerant and we went through the RPA allergy clinic to confirm the CMP intolerance that we suspected. As a baby he was on soy formula and then rice milk. still now he loves rice milk and hates straight soy milk.

When my youngest was born we were prepared for the same. When the same symptoms started to appear he was put on prescription formula. He then moved to rice milk.

Both boys had similar symptoms - eczema, gut problems, reflux to varying degrees. Now that they're  older and their bodies are bigger, I've started to introduce A2 milk and they seem to be tolerating it fine. I know the protein in A2 is a different ball game to lactose intolerance but so far so good with my two.

#18 Rhoxie

Posted 31 December 2012 - 11:05 PM

I am lactose intolerant and I drink harvey fresh lactose free milk (comes in normal 1L cartons in with the normal refridgerated milks). They also make pot set lactose free yoghurts and lactose free choc milk and ice coffee in 1L containers.  Proper Dairy made hard cheeses have minimal lactose so I do eat those and if I need cream I have liddels lactose free cream (in a uht in the desert aisle of coles). I'm on a FODMAP diet for irritable bowel/ stomach issues with eczema skin issues.

#19 CCLady

Posted 01 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

Can I butt in and ask... when did you realise your kids were milk protein intolerant and what were their symptoms?

Ta x

#20 Ruby Gloom

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:54 AM

CCLady - DS#1 had silent reflux from the get go but we never connected the dots. Dairy isn't always involved with reflux but for us, in hindsight, it was. When he was roughly 12 months old he had a bout of gastro (which can cause lactose intolerance) and his poos were acidic beyond belief (even after the gastro had gone) and he had ulcers on his bottom cheeks that were the almost the length of the cheeks and about the width of my finger. Since birth, however, he'd ALWAYS been explosive and there was never anything typical about his poos.

Once he was roughly 18months, the explosiveness hadn't settled down (despite eliminating most dairy as I suspected it was the culprit), some pathology was done and LI was confirmed. Then we went down the allergy clinic route to get everything else confirmed.

So basically, it was explosive, frothy, acidic poos (that caused ulcers) and eczema that first alerted us.

With DS#2 I think I just expected the same. At around 5/6 weeks his (vomiting) reflux reared its ugly, messy head, his poos started getting explosive and foul and we just went down the no dairy route. I MAY have been overreacting but I think it was understandable given what DS#1 had gone through. I think DS#2 might be SLIGHTLY CMPI (eczema) but not LI as his poos are "fine".

#21 Mmgb

Posted 01 January 2013 - 07:30 AM

My daughter was milk protein intolerant and was formulated Neocate by the paediatrician. She was with this special milk for about a year and half. She was diagnosed when she was about 2 months so no even breast feeding.

She gain weight faster when she changed to Neocate and the transition back to milk was easy and she now loves milk and drinks 2-3 cups a day

#22 kej

Posted 01 January 2013 - 08:55 AM

My ds has cmp allergy, and has soy milk in cereal and soy yoghurt. I dont give him any milk as a drink, as i dont feel he needs it. I was worried about all those hormone related stories as well but i now think a little bit a day should be ok. Never tried any other type of milk yet either.


As a breast fed baby his symptoms were exorcist style spewing, and green mucousy poos and lots of poo. Being a first time mum i just thought he was a spewy baby and i had an oversupply. I did have an oversupply though and sonetimes wonder if that caused the allergy? Once solid food began and formula weaning began at 6 months he would get a bright red blotchy rash on his face, and then he can get swelling, hives, eczema, extreme hayfever symptoms, and mucousy restricted breathing. Hes never had much dairy so im not sure what would happen if he was to drink a whole glass of milk....



Edited by kej, 01 January 2013 - 08:56 AM.


#23 ~Joanne~

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:27 AM

Our son was recently diagnosed as dairy intolerant. We started using a combination of soy and rice milk for him. Turned out that soy was a trigger for his excema so we only use rice milk now.

#24 SushiLover

Posted 01 January 2013 - 09:46 AM

If DS has any form of gluten, dairy or lactose he gets stomach cramps and diahorrea.

If DD has dairy (and I only worked this out in the last week - its been happening for a little while) she ends up with liquid diahorrea.

As DS is given Rice milk to drink we usually give DD the same - but as it was christmas we let her have ice cream and pavlova with had the cream on top of it. Thats when the liquid diahorrea started - well about 24 hours later.

#25 mesaana

Posted 01 January 2013 - 11:24 AM

All my 3 children are cmp intolerant.

The younger two have rice milk from the fridge section - which they both enjoy and have no problems with.

My oldest has oat milk - as she doesn't like any of the others.

I, too, do not give too much soy if I can help it.  Its just not its effect on boys - but girls too. I am hyper sensitive to all hormones and assume my kids would be too.  

Now all of us have pretty much gone dairy free, and feel much better for it.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

What you need to know about pregnancy and health insurance

It's not just waiting periods that couples need to consider - there are other factors to consider when thinking about health insurance.

Yummy mummy

Nicole Trunfio breastfeeds baby on Elle magazine cover

Australian model Nicole Trunfio has taken the concept of multitasking to a fashionable new level for Elle Australia.

Warnings after baby girl died while sleeping in bouncer

Parents have been warned about the dangers of letting babies sleep in bouncers and swings following the death of a three-month-old girl.

Coping with fatigue as a parent

Sleep deprivation is a real hazard of caring for a baby. But there are ways to manage the challenges of fatigue better.

A very 21st century issue: parents, parks and smart phones

It's not all the parents, and it's not all the time, but there is often at least one doing it. And sometimes, that 'one' is me.

Appliances

Faulty washing machines linked to house fires

More than 80,000 faulty Samsung washing machines pose a fire threat in homes throughout Australia despite a nationwide recall of the machines.

'I had a lotus birth and I loved it'

Lotus birthing is not all that common, but for a number of women it feels like the most natural thing to do.

7 things you might not know about postnatal depression

Despite its widespread nature, there is still a great amount of mystery surrounding PND - and it's important to try unravelling as much of that as we can.

Is your family's car part of the world's biggest safety recall?

More than 50 million vehicles recalled for potentially lethal airbag fault - is your car affected?

Why drinking water can be deadly for babies

H2O is one of the necessities of life, but for babies a seemingly harmless amount of water can be fatal.

Mother-in-law faceplants during proposal

He had it all planned: a romantic proposal on a windswept beach. The whole family would be there so they'd all be able to celebrate the joyous moment together.

A preschooler suddenly goes mute - and it's not just shyness

When our son stopped talking, our sense of loss was painful and acute.

The mums who ask for a 'wife bonus'

They run their homes like domestic CEOs and work tirelessly to improve their family's social standing. And now, according to a new book, they want an annual perk from their husbands.

Woman shares photo of dimple on breast to warn others of cancer risk

A widely-shared Facebook photograph of a British woman's breast has raised awareness of a more subtle breast cancer symptom.

Starting a family despite a low sperm count

"I'd never really failed a test - how could I fail this particularly manly test?"

It's official: we must better protect our kids from toxic lead exposure

New guidelines have been released, aimed at reducing children's harmful exposure to lead. But they still don't go far enough.

Trouble-shooting toddler social skills

Chances are your toddler's behaviour is all completely normal - but here's how to tackle some common social problems.

Helping your first-born welcome a sibling

We did sigh with joy at the arrival of a royal princess - but, mostly, we sighed with pity at the sight of Prince George being taken to meet her.

Farewell, daytime nap

I've been in denial and I'm not too proud to beg, but it appears I must accept the fact that you have gone. I need to let you go.

The identical triplets who are one in 50 million

The father of identical triplets born in a Texas hospital says his three daughters, including conjoined twins, are "a miracle" sent by God.

Seven questions you should be asking about your health cover

If the last time you assessed your health cover was five years ago, there?s a chance it may no longer suit your needs. To ensure it?s still right for your family, click here for seven questions to ask.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

How to use gas effectively in labour

Many women in labour don't use gas effectively and suffer more side effects than benefits. Here's how to get the most out of this pain relief option.

'He has gastro but that's okay, right?': sick kid etiquette

We cannot place all children who are sick in a bubble till they recover, but we can give other parents a choice about exposing their kids to them.

Ada Nicodemou: 'I can never be completely happy again'

Home and Away actress Ada Nicodemou has opened up about the loss of her stillborn baby.

10 things to consider when you're thinking about trying for a baby

Before you start tracking your menstrual cycle and reading up on the best positions to get pregnant, there are a few other things you may want to consider.

How special surgery and IVF can create a post-vasectomy baby

Cricket legend Glenn McGrath and his second wife Sara are expecting their first child together, thanks to IVF and a delicate surgical sperm retrieval process that helped the couple to conceive.

Belle Gibson's mother 'disgusted and embarrassed'

The mother of disgraced wellness blogger Belle Gibson has accused her daughter of lying about her childhood in an attempt to garner public sympathy.

Doctor's mobile phone 'left inside c-section mum'

A new mum claims a doctor left his mobile phone inside her after delivering her baby via caesarean section.

I'm a mum and I'm following my dreams

I want my kids to know that no matter what happens in life, you can still be who it is that you've always wanted to be.

Those first daycare days

I had this innate 'mum' moment the other day.

'If one person had listened, my life would have been so different'

Katherine's father will die in prison for the horrifying sexual abuse of his daughter. Yet she is the one with the true life sentence.

This new plan undermines breastfeeding and baby health at everyone's expense

Mothers, babies, the health system and the wider society are going to pay the price of this new budget.

Couple to celebrate terminally ill baby's birthday in unique way

Baby Jai Bishop has lived at Starship Hospital for the past seven months, with his parents flying back and forth from Hokitika, 1100km away, to be by his side.

Life On Mars

It's men who need 'retraining', not women

We are all responsible for our own behaviour. Telling victims to harden up is wrong.

Baby Gammy's dad tries to claim charity money

The biological father of baby Gammy has reportedly tried to access charity money raised for the little boy's medical costs.

Where are the childcare places?

It?s all very well to encourage women to work if they choose to, but how can the measures lead to increased workforce participation when women are once again left holding the baby?

The pain of not having babies and not knowing why

After seven years of wishing, hoping, crying, punching pillows and shouting "why me?!", the end result is more than I ever thought possible.

Getting your family finances in order

Whether you're after a new car for a growing family, a bigger house, or are just fixing up your finances, here are the basics on borrowing.

Mum shares graphic selfie to warn against tanning

A mum has shared a graphic photo of her skin cancer treatment as a warning to others.

Does parenthood make us happier?

We can certainly gain higher levels of happiness when we become parents, but the trick is to not get overwhelmed by the pressures of raising our kids.

No, having a dog is not like having a human child

It's obvious these people dote on their pets, but they're barking up the wrong tree.

 

Top baby names

Baby Names

The numbers are in and we can now bring you the 2014 top baby name list for Australia.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.