Whey Protein

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2007 - 7:28am
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My boys are not good breakfast eaters, and this year I'd really like to get them on the right track in the AM. I'd like to make smoothies, and add some whey protein (my PA son has some issues with soy, and it kills my stomach!).

Does anyone know of a safe brand?

Thanks,

Amy

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 12:22am
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Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but there is a capsule called Culturelle. It's grown on whey and it's entirely peanut-free facility. I talked to the CR person for a long time. She seemed to have a good understanding of allergies. It's not even really a "facility"--more like a very controlled lab.
Anyway, it's safe (PA and drug-wise) for young kids--you empty one capsule into applesauce, juice, smoothie and it's supposed to be excellent for digestive health. It's kinda pricey--say, $20? That said, I actually haven't needed to use on my DS yet. He has a slow digestive track and I think we got it on the right path with Activia yogurt and prune juice. But if I needed it, I wouldn't hesitate to use this stuff. They also sell a Kids' Culturelle too, but it wasn't in our local drugstore.
Here's the link: [url="http://www.culturelle.com/"]http://www.culturelle.com/[/url]
HTH!
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Jen
DS#1--3 years old: allergic to peanuts & fish
DS#2--5 months old: NKA

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 7:37am
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Thanks Jenn - I already have an acidophilus-type thing, but what I really need is something to boost the protein content of what they are drinking. All the whey-protein supplements I've seen are "made on shared equipment", or some such warning.
Grrrr!
Amy

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 8:01am
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Amy, can you just use powdered milk in place of a whey protein powder?
That's what I've always used in smoothies (well, until DD's milk allergy).

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 1:12pm
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How about Carnation Instant Breakfast? My boys love it.
My dh has used lots of protein drinks and they are all usually may contains.

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2007 - 9:23pm
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Yes, I was thinking of both powdered milk and Instant Breakfast. My boys both love Instant Breakfast (yuck - too sweet!), so it's not too much of a stretch.
Thanks guys!
Amy

Posted on: Sat, 01/15/2011 - 10:14pm
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I would check with the manufacturer. They have to label if it contains one of the 8 major allergens. They don't have to label if it is made on the same equipment or in the same facility. Every manufacturer has thier own policies about labeling for cross contamination. I would call them directly to see.
Good luck

Posted on: Sat, 01/15/2011 - 10:17pm
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James, can I ask you a ???.... How did you carry your epi when you were young? I want my 10 year old to carry his own epi but since he isn't a girl he does have a purse and doesn't want to wear a fanny back. He can put it in a back pack when at school or camp but what if just going out? Any suggestions?

Posted on: Tue, 01/18/2011 - 11:36am
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Mrs. Docrse,
I experienced the same problem when I was younger. My current strategy is to wear one of those athletic draw-string bags. Everything fits easily and I don't mind wearing it. They are actually quite common on my college campus. Hope this helps.

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