Sunday, November 7, 2010

Our new favorite...

Yes we or should I say Izzie LOVES PediaSure Sidekicks Chocolate. Now to her it is a chocolate milkshake. We finally found something to help fill in her eating gaps. We tried PediaSure probably over a year ago but she would have nothing to do with it. She is such a picky eater so we are super happy that she likes these.

We have also figured out in the past couple of months that Isabelle deals with being lactose intolerant. Since realizing this and switching her to lactose free 2% milk not only have we said good bye to tummy problems but also allergy problems. Since we cut her dairy way back a couple of months ago when she had the stomach bug we realized we saw a huge decrease in her runny nose and coughing. We introduced dairy back in her diet (it is her favorite) and immediately we saw runny nose and coughing again. So we switched her to lactose free milk and she transitioned pretty well. We first tried Soy (she was a soy formula baby) and boy that did not go over well at all. Since the change she has not had one drop of allergy medicine or breathing treatment. Like I said tummy issues are tremendously better too. She does still get cheese but it is limited and we only let her have soy yogurt (not her favorite) I am on the hunt for lactose free yogurt so if anyone out there knows where I can find it please let me know. 

So back to sidekicks. We tried these because they said they were OK for kids that were lactose intolerant and so far so good! She loves them and I feel better that she is getting a better source of vitamins and things she needs and does not get on a normal basis!


2 comments:

happymomof2 said...

Have you tried Whole Foods? That is where I get a lot of Henry's foods. There is a rice yogurt that Henry likes but then he has never had reg. milk, yogurt etc...

Dana Dill said...

I'm SOO glad you found something that works for her! We'll keep that in mind if we ever have problems with Asher :)