A.F. asks from Pompano Beach, FL on October 17, 2008
Looking for Alternative Liquids for 21 Month
My son is 21 months and I'm still breast-feeding. I want to start weaning him, but he's allergic to dairy, almond, soy, rice, corn, peanuts, etc.. What other liquids can I give him besides watered down juice (which upsets his stomach) and water. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you.
W.T. answers from Tallahassee on October 20, 2008
D.S. answers from Orlando on October 20, 2008
I also was allergic to those things when I was younger and unfortunately, I had to drink goat's milk. See if that will help. No other suggestions. Sorry
A.C. answers from Orlando on October 20, 2008
Increasing friendly bacteria growth in his colon will help his overall health. If he has develop allergy to the above mentioned foods, that means you, as a breastfeeding mom, can not consume it either.
Alkalinity is very important. You can try natural, fresh organic papaya juice. The papain (an enzyme)help digestion, decrease stomach acidity and nourishes. Also a product called Optiflora System provides friendly bacteria to his colon. Is safe for babies, effective and easy to use. You can get it through my website shaklee.net/salut.
C.M. answers from Boca Raton on October 18, 2008
M.W. answers from Boca Raton on October 18, 2008
I give my children rice beverage. We use the brand "Pacific", but there are many others brands you can try. It comes in vanilla or plain flavor. It took my kids 3 days to get used to it, but now they love it. M. W.
C.G. answers from Miami on October 18, 2008
What about rice milk?
M.H. answers from Fort Walton Beach on October 17, 2008
Avocado/coconut milk is a healthy alternative as well as the teas that were mentioned. It is quite unusual for a breast fed baby to be allergic to so many things. Have you looked into detoxing not only the house but his little body to build his immune system? I have seen wonderful results with allergies going away when the body starts working properly.
I speak to groups on nutrition and the effects of environmental toxins and how they affect us and our families. I'd be glad to give you more information if you're interested.
L.H. answers from Miami on October 17, 2008
oat milk - I would add flax seed oil to it for some 'good' fat
there's also potato milk- Vance's brand I think it is
are you seeing a nutritionist? are you on a yahoo group?
good luck mama & YAY for you continuing to breastfeed!
F.H. answers from Boca Raton on October 17, 2008
How about some cool herbal tea? Like Chamomile or Anise or a blend of both? These are naturally sort of sweet and are great for tummy troubles.
D.M. answers from Orlando on October 18, 2008
My nephew is allergic to dairy and his mother gives him buffalo yogurt to eat. I have not idea if you can buy buffalo milk but it would be worth looking into. Also maybe try goat milk.