DS allergic to milk & soy - we must use rice milk - anyone else?
I took my 19mo. son into the allergist today for testing because his eyes are always watering and he has a chronic cough. He also has diarrhea almost everyday, and a red rash around his mouth. He tested positive (2+ each) to cow's milk, soy, and grass. We were given Zyrtec for the watering eyes, a rx for Pulmicort for his nebulizer, and told to switch to rice milk. He also ordered a chest x-ray for his cough - I'm happy to finally find a doctor who is thorough!
I'm concerned with the nutritional value of rice milk:
carbohydrate g. 11
fat g. 8
calcium mg. 291
Rice Dream (milk substitute)
protein (grams) 1
carbohydrate g. 30
fat g. 2
calcium mg. 20
I supposed if you are allergic to milk and soy though, at least there is some alternative. Do any of you have these same allergies, and if so how do you compensate for the fat, calcium and protein in milk? I know how important the fat is for brain development, and the nurse said he should get enough in his meat. We eat chicken and lean ground beef! Do I need to start feeding him bacon everyday? They also said to continue feeding him cheese/yogurt for the calcium, but will continued exposure to the allergen lessen his chances of outgrowing it?
My daughter is pa/tna/sunflower, but my son wasn't tested for these today. One thing at a time. Thanks for any ideas. Meghan
[This message has been edited by mfharris (edited April 04, 2007).]
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