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If you’ve ever had a kiddo with a dairy sensitivity or even more tricky, a full-blown allergy, you know how trying regular meal times can be. We’ve all separately had to find new options for one or more of our boys and wanted to share a bit about those for any parents who might be trying to sort through similar issues!

Cashew MilkJENNA

For one whole year my Quinn kept getting strep symptoms but never tested positive. He would get a fever, sore throat and even chills! Finally, I went to see an ENT who told me that taking kids off dairy generally solves that problem. That’s when we made the switch to Silk® and never had those symptoms again. What I love is that Quinn can have these delicious options and not be left out of the chocolate milk game.Cashew Milk

EMILY

I breastfed my little guy Cal until he was 16 months old, when I switched him to cow milk bottles. Almost immediately, he started having digestion issues.  My first concern was him sleeping well, and he became really dependent on those bottles, not willing to drink anything else. Not sure how I could eliminate dairy and still get a good night’s sleep, we trudged on through. Trying all kinds of different tactics to no avail. Then slowly mixing Silk into his milk bottles, one teaspoon at a time, so he would transition to a different taste than he was used to. Eventually, we finally had a 100% Silk bottle. The things we do as parents, am I right? Those year-long digestion issues resolved themselves within a week, and you can ask my friends and family, but Cal changed into a different little boy. Suddenly he was chatting everyone’s ear off. He was happier and without those discomforts he became more like himself. Now everyone in my household drinks Silk, and it seems so crazy to me that the family that once lived off dairy feels totally happy and fulfilled without it. So grateful for Silk!Cashew MilkCashew Milk

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Silk through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While we were compensated to write a post about Silk Cashewmilk, all opinions are our own.

Comments

  1. Michelle:
    on August 3, 2015 at 9:46 am said:

    My 3 year old has major dairy issues in the form of digestion problems too! While we don’t give him any cheese, I’ve been putting off switching from cows milk because I’m a chicken and want to put off the switch that I know he won’t like. Also, doing a ton of research about what to switch to. I think I finally decided that coconut milk was the best for his age but I’m curious to ask Emily what you switched your guy too? Soy, coconut or the nut milks?

    • Small Fry:
      on August 3, 2015 at 10:07 am said:

      Hi! I did Almond Milk for Cal. I didn’t do a lot of research but was told over and over to not do Soy. So Almond was the next option and he liked it! Seriously mix in a little bit at a time, it worked for us! Good luck!!

      -Emily

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