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About To Introduce Milk To My Almost 1 Year Old. . .

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Thanks again in advance for your replies.

I've pretty much determined in my mind that after our ped.gastro. visit for my 2 1/2 DD we'll be going Gluten-free Casein-free based on her Enterolab results.

My next dilemmia is this - I have an 11 month old that will turn one (ironically, on the day of my appt for my older DD!).

She is down to 3 nursings a day. I plan on continuing at least one feeding but I want to switch her over to milk once she hits the age of 1.

Now since we have this going on with my older DD, I'm wondering - should I completely avoid cow's milk. I don't see the exact SAME issues with my younger DD but she has had ezcema since she was 5 months old. I found a wonderful cream that helps to control it (mazon - www.vermontcountrystore.com) and I did notice that sometimes it seemed to flare up when I myself ingested diary. So I kept that to a very minimum amount (I don't particularly like milk but love ice crea) anyway. It's like the ezcema is there, you can see the patches, but they are not red or irritated or raw or anything like that - they seem to just exist.

Well, given that and my older dd's gluten and casein sensitivty, I'm wondering should I go to SOY as the "milk" or to RICE as the "milk." I don't want this one to get a soy allergy on top of all the other junk! I've read that if we go soy we need to go with the 4% fortified, etc., to get all the nutrients. I'm worried about triggering another allergy/sensitivity.

Thanks.

p.s. I'm typing and thinking that my older DD was given allergy tests (serum) a few months ago by her allergist for gluten and wheat and they came out negative. . .

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If she reacted to dairy in your breast milk, then it seems likely that she will need a non-dairy milk. Once you have her transitioned well to her new milk, you could try giving her a little cow milk and slowly & slightly increasing the amount to determine if she has a reaction. I was unaware of the soy and estrogen connection. I think that I'll look into that. My son has been on soy since he was 9 months old. He really likes the Silk Very Vanilla in the purple container. It's fortified just for kids.

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My son too loves the Very Vanilla in the purple Carton very much as well as whe lowfat chocolate soymilk from Silkmiolk! I too would suggest to avoid cowmilk! One Ped. told me straight out that cowsmilk is made for the calfs and not for humans, as in breastmilk to there is growthhormone in Cowsmilk for the calfs as well, another factor why a lot of kids react to dairy. I woould avoind straight cowsmilk, only use it processed like in Cheese, or Joghurt or Icecream! the one year mark is only a guidline for how long one AT LEAST should avoid certain things. Give her ricemilk and wait with Cowsmilk or rather feed her a bit cheese here and there adn or give her also a Kids Vitamin. Other then for the Calcium Cowsmilk doesn't have much to offer of anything at all, and it depletes the Ironabsorbtion in the body! You are not hurting her by avoiding Cowsmilk as a drink! ;)

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If she reacted to dairy in your breast milk, then it seems likely that she will need a non-dairy milk. Once you have her transitioned well to her new milk, you could try giving her a little cow milk and slowly & slightly increasing the amount to determine if she has a reaction. I was unaware of the soy and estrogen connection. I think that I'll look into that. My son has been on soy since he was 9 months old. He really likes the Silk Very Vanilla in the purple container. It's fortified just for kids.

Soy is commonly used for menopause since it lessens heat flashes by having natural phyto-estrogen properties. My mom has used it for years.

Not to scare you just to inform you, but here's a few articles on soy. I still give my daughter soy occasionally since its very hard to find snack foods for her that are gluten, soy and dairy free but I do try and limit it.

http://www.ndmnutrition.com/estrogen%2F_men.htm

http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/articles/Barlow.htm

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Why do you think she needs any kind of milk at all? Babies that are weaned (the same as animal babies) don't need any more milk, ever. I wouldn't have her drink milk at all, no matter what kind. If you want to give her some milk on cereal, go for rice milk. Soy is one of the worst foods out there (if you even want to call it a food), and a potential allergen at that.

Your older daughter's intolerances didn't show up on the allergy testing, because those are not allergies. The gluten and casein cause an autoimmune reaction, which is a totally different kind of reaction than an allergic one.

As for the eczema...... it has long been shown that eczema is ALWAYS caused by allergies/intolerances. And usually the biggest offenders are wheat and dairy.

My oldest granddaughter was completely covered in eczema as a baby. It was so bad that she looked like she was covered in scales from head to toe.

When my daughter had her tested for intolerances and eliminated everything from her diet she was intolerant to (dairy and soy were two of those offenders), her eczema cleared up completely within a few weeks. She is seven now, and has the most gorgeous clear skin you ever want to find.

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Soy is commonly used for menopause since it lessens heat flashes by having natural phyto-estrogen properties. My mom has used it for years.

Not to scare you just to inform you, but here's a few articles on soy. I still give my daughter soy occasionally since its very hard to find snack foods for her that are gluten, soy and dairy free but I do try and limit it.

http://www.ndmnutrition.com/estrogen%2F_men.htm

http://www.soyonlineservice.co.nz/articles/Barlow.htm

Thanks :)

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