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Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 18 Nov 2013, 14:00
by cosmicbabe
I've got the BlW cookbook but it doesn't say what u can use instead of cows milk for cooking? Any ideas? For example the Drop Scones recepie?

My little guy is suspected of being allergic to cows milk

Many thanks
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Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 18 Nov 2013, 19:05
by sabrina fair
Oat milk's pretty good for cooking with, or soya milk works well (though the jury's out on whether it's good for littlies so I wouldn't use it lots. Don't use rice milk because it has traces inorganic arsenic in it - no problem for adults but not good for young children.

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 18 Nov 2013, 19:26
by Louisianablue2000
Soya milk is OK for cooking with, they can't have soya milk as a main milk until 2, although Alpro do a 1+ soya milk that is suitable from 1. Alpro have ages on all their milks so check the labels, e.g. rice milk is not recommended until they are five. When I saw the dietician about DS's milk allergy she recommended soya products as a good substitute that provided lots of calcium.

Are you keeping a food diary to definitely identify the allergen that is causing him problems? Take photos of any allergic reactions as well. Speak to your GP and ask for a referral to the allergy clinic. They will also then refer you to a dietician to help you with his diet to make sure he's getting enough calcium.

I'm a scientist so as soon as DS had an allergic reaction I started keeping a diary and taking photos. When I went to the GP and could produce those photos I was taken seriously and he had a milk challenge within a couple of months of his first reaction, my friend who is a GP says most people can't be bothered to keep diaries but it's really useful information and helps clarify what is really causing an allergic reaction (DS also has eczema and scratches when he is tired so having a full history of his diet made it much easier to see the patterns).

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 18 Nov 2013, 22:02
by UnhappyRightFoot
I always use soya milk - tescos own. Turns out lovely pancakes, yorkshire puddings, baking etc etc.

Am I right in thinking that you can use some soya milk in their diet until they are 2 but it shouldn't be the main source (as in, not in their drinking bottles)?

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 19 Nov 2013, 09:17
by cosmicbabe
I've been to the doctors once and they saw the rash all over him after he ate a finger nail amount if porridge made with milk... He comes up in a red rash round his mouth after cheese, Philadelphia and yogurt. Also when I tried giving him formula.... I've taken pictures if this also. Food diary is a good idea. I've ate dairy and milk and breastfeed him and he's not once been ill.
He seems ok with toast with butter on though?

He's 7 months old.
Thanks

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 15 Jan 2014, 17:22
by Ssandra
My baby is sensitive to cow milk and to soy (so not only no pizza for me, no Chinese food either!).

I cook a lot with almond milk for us right now (not yet for baby). I'm not sure if you can use that for small babies while cooking for them? Going to ask my pediatrician next appointment!

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 15 Jan 2014, 19:13
by qbm
I always used Koko coconut milk (not the tinned stuff!) for cooking - I found it to be a bit nicer than Oatly, which was also ok.

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 15 Jan 2014, 20:19
by Louisianablue2000

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 15 Oct 2014, 19:36
by Shillybear
Hello - if anyone's still out there!! :)

My LO is also suspected of having a cow's milk protein allergy. He's still BF but has been prescribed pepti-junior as I wanted to introduce a bottle and my EBM doesn't keep for long (a very sickly reaction to normal formula made us stumble over this probable allergy). Anyway, could I use that milk in cooking??? I've heard you can make up porridge etc with it, but not thought whether I could use it for recipes. Would that just be weird? It stinks and so far he's not been a fan (don't blame him!)

I've not had to give up dairy thank goodness but I do notice he does tend to have sickier days if I've had pizza or too much ice cream so avoiding those for the majority. I'm waiting for a dietician appt as so far not introduced anything into his diet just in case, not sure what I should be doing really...

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Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 15 Oct 2014, 20:03
by qbm
About to go to bed but wanted to reply...

I don't see why you couldn't use it. My girls both had cmpi and I just cooked with oat or coconut milk (not the canned stuff). Could just do that if the other stuff is rank!

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 15 Oct 2014, 20:26
by Shillybear
Thank you :) at least with your suggestions we could all eat what I cook. Don't fancy the formula myself which makes me wonder why I want to use it for him haha! Do your girls still need to avoid cows milk? Xx

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2014, 04:58
by qbm
That's why we used it! Koco is better than Oatly imo as it's less grainy and is white but both tasted fine.

SG could tolerate all dairy by age 2. We did a gradual reintroduction over the course of a year.

WB reacted much less badly (so much so that we wonder if we imagined it)! She's 8 months and taking all dairy. We're still keeping an eye on her though... She has occasional red cheeks but their appearance doesn't seem to tally with dairy...

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2014, 08:17
by Shillybear
Oh that's promising! I'm starting to wonder if F would be that bad, but unsure what to introduce to try him on, and still a little scared! Will definitely have a go at some alternatives for now! Thanks x

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 16 Oct 2014, 10:00
by qbm
I followed some guidance from a dietician. I've posted about it before. On my phone just now but I'll see if I can link to it later.

Re: Cooking - substitute for cows milk please

PostPosted: 18 Oct 2014, 10:25
by Louisianablue2000