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Offline grace annes mommy

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17 mos - Still drinking soy formula?
« on: February 21, 2010, 01:19:23 am »
Hi there  :D

Not sure if I should post here, or eating for toddlers. Feel free to move.

My DD was on Nutramigen AA as an infant, and successfuly transitioned to soy around 12 mos.  At some point, we plan to try dairy, but every time we start something happens (like she'll get a cold, or I'll get a cold, or Dh gets a new job. etc. etc) and we chicken out.  I'm in no rush, we'll get there when we get there.

Right now, she is taking 6oz of soy formula 3x a day.  Is this necessary/appropriate? Could she just have soy milk, or is this still not nutritionally complete at this age? Could I do some mixing of rice milk or coconut milk or something? The formula just gets so expensive, and the older she gets I'm just wondering if it's necessary.  She is an excellent eater for the most part.  Eats a wide variety of fruits/veggies/grains/proteins.

Would love to hear what other no-dairy LOs this age are drinking.
Thanks!!!!
Caitlin


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Re: 17 mos - Still drinking soy formula?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2010, 01:56:50 am »
I would think at this point, she is getting nutrition from food and can just drink soy milk.  My LO was on Allimentum until 12 months and then we transitioned him to rice/coconut milk.  He can't drink dairy or soy.  If it were me, I would give soy milk a go.
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Re: 17 mos - Still drinking soy formula?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2010, 02:34:12 am »
My ds is 16mo and we just transitioned to soy milk for his daytime milk (still bfing morning and night).  His doctor said that as long as he was getting enough fats in his foods (things like avocado) and eating a balanced diet that soy milk is fine at this age.

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Re: 17 mos - Still drinking soy formula?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2010, 04:34:33 am »
We transitioned from soy formula to soy milk at 17 months or so...same as Vikki, we just make sure she gets enough fats from other foods. For us it was the expense of formula that made us switch, even paying the marked up price at our rural store for soy milk is way cheaper than formula.
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Re: 17 mos - Still drinking soy formula?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 16:59:10 pm »
Thanks ladies!!!

Going to start swapping some of this formula for soy milk.  Bought some today, sooo much cheaper! yay!  ;D


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Re: 17 mos - Still drinking soy formula?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 17:16:07 pm »
Yup yup agree with the above!

Let us know how it goes!

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Re: 17 mos - Still drinking soy formula?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2010, 12:37:22 pm »
We're still on soy formula - but we get it free - on prescription, so I've kept it that way rather than buying soy milk!
LAURA xx