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Cow S Milk Elimination Trial
My daughter (13 months) intolerant to cow milk, using Isomil, now also discovered she is intolerant to Isomil (I did elimination test) what do now?
She gets terrible cramps now if she drinks the soya, it started a 4 weeks ago. Are there an option.
It happens: Between 30-50% of those allergic to cow milk are also allergic to soy. At 13 months you need to decide whether to get off milks, and just make sure she has a calcium source like goat cheese, or calcium carbonate wafers (Tums). You could use what is called an elemental formula like ALUMENTUM but it is expensive and unnecessary at that age. ...Read more
When transitioning a baby from formula to cow's milk, what is the best way to do it? stop the formula altogether or gradually? What quantity per feed?
Either is fine: There are several ways to transition...One has been shared. Another is to just stop formula and give cow milk. Some babies do not like this and then you can gradually transition ...Start with example- 1 oz milk /4 oz formula; then 2 z milk/2 oz formula and so on til it is all milk. You can also transition to almond milk or rice milk and be sure child is eating solids well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: The aap recommends not introducing cow's milk to your infant until his/her 1st birthday. For the first year of life, the ideal liquid is breast milk. If your infant is not breast-feeding, using formula is recommended. Formula is iron and vitamin fortified, where cow's milk has no iron. The milk protein load in cow's milk is too high for infants and can upset their belly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not really: Some people feel that they tolerate goats milk better than cows milk. However, if you are lactose intolerant, you will be intolerant to both cow and goat milk. If you are sensitive to the protein in cows milk, causing bloating, constipation, and cramping, you will likely have the same problem with goats milk. Goats milk does not provide better nutrition for humans than cows milk. ...Read more
Possibly: Cow's milk has different fat percentages. Whole milk has the most fat which could be reflected in cholesterol numbers. Harm is if you have too much of it or lack the fiber or other components that help to reduce high cholesterol. Many people are sensitive to cow's milk which is not necessary in the adult diet. It might be worth a trial without it. ...Read more
Find an alternative: Bovine milk is a convenient but unnecessary part of the diet. If it weren't an easy calcium source it would likely not be used at all. The other benefits:sugars, fluid, protein & fat are available in other liquids. Your baby may be self selecting against the bovine milk because it figured out that it causes cramps or gas. Move on to something else. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Add flavoring: How about adding some flavoring to the milk (chocolate, vanilla, strawberry). ...Read more
At which age i have to transfer my baby from follow up formula to ordinary full cow milk? Do i need to do this or its ok to keep him on follow up form
~12 months: ~ 12 months of life is a good time to change to whole milk (VIt D, red capped). Usually there is no need to purchase follow up formula unless your baby is being followed for Failure to Thrive or has other dietary restrictions. Save your money and switch to cow based milk at 12 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No and yes: No to almond milk but yes to cow's milk since they are not related. ...Read more
No: It's much sweeter.Get a more detailed answer ›
1 years: A 1 year old baby can switch off of formula and start whole cow milk. Formula is somewhat more nutritious but is much more expensive. A baby who is a picky eater and eats little solid food, or has almost no variety in his choice of solid foods, will probably not get enough iron and vitamins from his diet. Such a baby may be better off drinking formula instead of milk, until age 18 months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Through adulthood: As tolerate through adulthood. Most of the brain growth occurs in the first 6 years which is why whole cow's milk is recommended. If lactose intolerant, there is lactaid or special milk for that. Milk and milk products help maintain a healthy weight, healthy bones, vitamin D level which may help prevent cancer. http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/prevention/vitamin-D ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my son is allergic to soy and cow's milk what would be the best milk alternative if he's still around 1 yrs old?
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