Some of you may remember that instead of switching Paige to growing up milk at 6 months we decided to stay with formula.
At 12 months we faced another challenge, switching to cows milk. Until that point Paige had small amounts of cows milk in mashed potato and had been ok. So I offered her cows milk in a sippy cup to see if she would take, she wouldn't. So I began adding some cows milk to her formula. She seemed to do really well but when she would have more than a couple of oz added her eczema would flare up and it just didn't seem right.
I took her to the doctors and they suggested to try soya milk, so we did. Paige seemed fine drinking that but for some reason I wasn't comfortable with her on soya milk. It just didn't feel right. I read alot about lactose and it seemed to fit that Paige might have a problem with so I went with my instincts and we tried her on lactose free cows milk.
Something clicked into place, it felt right.
I offered Paige some and she took to it right away. We then added some into her formula until after a few weeks we built up to half and half. Then it got to where she was mostly having lactose free milk with only a couple of oz of formula. Now she drinks just lactose free milk and loves it!
She is 14 months old so it's taken us about 2 months to wean her off the formula and find a milk that agrees with her body and sits well with me as her mum.
I can't really explain why I was so uncomfortable with soya milk but I just knew that lactose free was right for her. I don't know if she is lactose intolerant but it is working for us now. Her eczema is very much still under control and has probably improved since the switch.
How was your child with cows milk?
Thanks for reading,