Well, my son was drinking soy milk from a year onward. We have tried soy,
rice and almond milk and they all vary in fat content. She could try that
until she goes to the doctor. And to make sure that all the milks she buys
are fortified; not all of the soy milks are fortified with calcium.
Some people make "milk" out of soaked nuts and dates, which probably has a
good fat and calcium content but I am sure about introducing nuts so soon to
Good luck to her. It is too bad she is weaning the baby; my son drank
soy/rice milk as of about a year but still breastfed until he was three. I
always was reassured that should anything else go wrong, he still had the
breastmilk. When he had the flu at about 18 mos, that's all he would do,
nurse, and it probably prevented him from being dehydrated.
On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 1:44 PM, Molly Johnson <[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> I really enjoy these discussions, they are so helpful!
> My sister just gave her 1 year old milk for the first time; she has given
> her dairy in the past but not straight milk. Later that day her daughter
> started getting what seems like a cold, or allergies-- sinus problems, red
> and puffy eyes... Her husbands family all have allergies to plants, dust,
> mold..., and in Wisconsin right now everyone's are pretty bad. She is also
> teething, so the cold like symptoms could be related to either one. But just
> to be cautious she wants to try a different kind of milk and see what
> happens, but wasn't sure what kind to try (she is finishing breast feeding
> so she also wants something that is going to provide her with the fat and
> nutrients she needs). Any suggestions? She is taking her in for her check up
> in a week and a half, and she'll talk to her dr. then but in the mean time
> wants to try something else. Thanks anyone for your suggestions!