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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:20 pm 
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My grandson is 6 months old and has been allergic to milk since birth. He is being BF and his mother, of course, avoids all milk/products. Problem is: He is ready to start foods but his mom and dad can't find any cereal without milk ingredients. Does any parent out there know of a baby cereal for a 6 month old that is safe? They live in Ontario (Toronto area). Also, which baby foods are safe? Thanks for any help you can give me that I can pass on to them.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:22 pm 
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It's been awhile since we bought baby food but we were able to buy Heinz cereal 8 years ago - the individual grain cereals were milk free - rice, barley and oats were then. Farley biscuits were also milk free too then. Sorry I am not very up to date.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:27 pm 
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Oh - and once your grandchild can handle finger food - Cheerios are milk free as well. My daughter eats the apple cinnamon everyday.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 9:13 am 
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Thanks Katec - NB pediatrician told daughter-in-law to feed him Heinz cereal when she starts. As they just moved to Ont. they decided to wait until after the move. When they went to buy it: ingredients listed "milk" and a warning was on the box that "it should not be fed to milk allergic babies". So it is back to square one for them.

Has anyone taken regular oats and ground them finely in a blender to make homemade cereal? What we need is the advise of great grandmothers on how they fed their children back then before the store bought products.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:19 am 
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I had an amazing find when I found out about our daughter allergy, I wasn't comfortable giving her the heinz ones, because they "may contain".

We use Healthy Times cereal, it is certified organic, milk and soy free, here is the link. We find it at a health store in our area and at our local IGA.. we are in Quebec, but I know you can also order the cereals online. It may be worth it to suggest this to your local grocery store, they may stock it if they know at least one person would always buy it, and others may as well, with the health food kick and the organic quality, I find it in the Bio/organic food section.

http://www.healthytimes.com/htbabycereal.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:20 am 
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Oh, and also later on, when you are doing finger foods, but not quite ready for cheerios, I found Gerber fruit puffs I think they are called at Walmart, and they disolve really quickly in your mouth so they can`t choke on them, they don`t seem to be horrible for you and I tried them. They are also milk/egg free.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:12 pm 
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We used to give dd Nutri-O's but that's a Heinz product...

Now we give her Shreddies, Rice Krispies, (Alpha Bits, Honey Comb, Corn Pops-quite sugary), Corn Bran and Life. Maybe some of these would be suitable?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:15 am 
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Thanks cauger - I had no idea Gerber Fruit Puffs were milk free - will pass it on to our son and daughter-in-law.

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