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#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.




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