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I have a suspicion that my ds may suddenly sensitive to dairy products. He's 3.5. Since he was 1.5 I've been serving him milk with every meal, and trying to stay away from juice. He's been dairy-free for about a week now and I plan to keep him away from dairy for a few weeks to see if his cough and runny nose and dark under-eye circles get better.<br><br>
But I'm running into a problem with what to serve him to drink with meals...he drinks water in between meals so he wants something more "substantial" and he's asking for juice but I'm not comfortable with that much juice (and he hates it watered down); he doesn't like soy milk.<br><br>
Any ideas?
 

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Is he sensitive to the proteins or the lactose? For my son it was the lactose, so we just bought him lactose free milk (when we couldn't get raw). My kids love iced tea. I buy the decaf kind and since I make it myself I can control how much sugar is in there. I have actually been thinking of trying to sweeten it with something other than sugar -- agave nectar, for instance. Stevia doesn't work very well for a gallon of tea. Already tried it. And we do do the odd pitcher of kool-aid, but not real often.<br><br>
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breastmilk, water and as a rare treat very diluted juice (organic grape or pear).<br><br>
i'm not doing other milks for ds b/c he's nursing plus, ds is too young for almond milk, we can't do rice milk and by choice we won't do soy milk (and since we don't do soy it could always be an allergen for us if we did).<br><br>
i know some people say they have luck with goat's milk who can't do milk, but some just can't tolerate any animal milk.
 

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Ricemilk. At least that's what I drink because my ebf baby is milk and soy protein intolerant. I buy the vanilla flavor, and it's not bad! It's kinda pricey, though.<br><br>
Once you get through the first couple weeks and identify milk as the culprit, experiment with lactaid and/or raw milk. Maybe he can handle one of those.
 

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We drink rice milk, oat milk, and hemp milk. I don't have an opinion on the hemp milk yet, but I definitely prefer the oat milk over the rice milk. It's thicker and richer. I've heard great things about almond milk, but we've got a nut allergy so that's out for us. The thing is that, IMO, cow's milk alternatives are a bit of an acquired taste. The consistency is different and they're MUCH sweeter. Once you get used to it, they're pretty good, but the difference is so vast in the beginning.
 

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Thanks, everyone, for all the replies. I guess we'll stick with water and see if I can get him used to any of the soy/rice/almond milk alternatives. He has a sweet tooth so maybe it won't be so hard if I just keep trying. I'm not sure if he's reacting to milk proteins or lactose--this is just an experiment I'm doing to see what happens. I tried cutting out milk only before and didn't get any results so this time I'm doing all dairy.<br><br>
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's not all dairy that's the problem because it isn't easy keeping dairy out of his diet! His undereye circles have seemed to get a little better already, though.
 

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Our DS seems to be one of those rare kids that doesn't do well on cow milk but does just fine on goat milk. He has been drinking fresh raw goat milk since the first of June and has thrived completely on it. Its a huge difference from how her was doing with the say he had been drinking for quite a while. We recently tried him on raw cow milk, just to see if he did better on the raw milk.. No luck. His itching returned with red patches behim his knees, etc. dang that eczema!! So we are back to goat milk for him. It's more expensive and DP and I don't care for it but it's worth it. DP and I totally loved the raw cow milk though. Fresh skimmed cream in my morning coffee!! Now that's heaven.<br><br>
So long story short, you might try raw goat milk if you can find it but it doesn't work for all. Otherwise, I'd stick with water.
 

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water, rice dream, soy milk, water, water, water...<br><br>
crystal light, tang, tea, water...<br><br>
hot chocolate!<br><br>
the occasional juice drink...(i'm suddenly addicted to orange juice, but i keep that at work.)<br><br>
smoothies!<br><br>
oh, and did i mention water?
 

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Lots of water here too.<br><br>
Once a day she has to take some supplement drops that taste pretty nasty, so those go in a cup of organic juice. She gets chocolate rice milk as a treat, and vanilla rice milk on cereal and in smoothies.<br><br>
We struggle with her weight (28 lbs at 4 years old), so I'd love it if she would drink at least a cup of soy/almond/rice milk a day, but she doesn't like it. The rest of us don't drink milk straight either, so it's not like she thinks it's normal <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My toddler LOVES goats milk and handles that better than cows milk. He also loves the vanilla flavored soy milk. I make herbal iced tea to keep in the fridge instead of juice.
 

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C drinks water for meals. She just recently has been able to add soy to her diet so she has drank silk as soy lactose free plain soy milk a few times at meals, but she prefers water. We don't let her have juice at meals because she gets so few "treats" that juice is reserved for that special time.
 

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Smoothies, rice milk, hemp milk, almond milk, and coconut milk
 

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Where do you get coconut milk?? That sounds yummy!
 

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we do coconut milk here, too (in addition to lots of water.) we buy an organic one at the HFS that comes in a can. I don't like the can part, but that's the only way I can find it. we also dilute it with water, it's pretty thick.
 
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