Monday, December 8, 2008

The Dairy Dilemma


The verdict is still out on whether dairy products are something my 18-month old son can tolerate well. Though he was never diagnosed by our health practitioners, it was clear to me that he had MSPI (Milk Soy Protein Intolerance). At 15 months, he seemed able to tolerate me reintroducing dairy products back into my diet (he is not yet weaned), but cheese seemed a bit much for his system. Even now, his diapers have a stronger odor when he consumes a dairy product.

The rest of us like to drink soy milk, but I've read that the phytoestrogens in soy products can be harmful to boys, which brings us back to trying dairy products. Messy eater that he is, strawberry yogurt seemed to irrritate his skin upon contact. So I have concluded it is the strawberries or the red dye that are bothersome. You can see in the photo that plain yogurt goes over well. He likes the pricier natural stuff. No hormones. No dyes. No sugar. I add a little honey, stir, and watch him enjoy the creamy goodness. Which proves again that simpler is usually better.

2 comments:

Keesler Chaos said...

I have the same concern about soy, so we do rice and almond milk. It's a bit pricey, but for one kid maybe not as much? I've also seen recipes to make almond milk at home.

Aiming4Simple said...

I really like Hy-Vee's rice milk. Unfortunately my boy does not, at least not yet.