Our expert says:
You can never assume that one child has the same allergies as a sibling unless you have had them both tested. You will have to check on the label of the rice milk how much calcium it contains. To be as good as cow's milk, the rice milk would need to contain 119 mg of calcium per 100 ml. I think that you need to have the children's diets assessed by a clinical dietitian as you do not want to deprive either one of vital nutrients while they are growing and developing their bones, teeth, etc. Visit the Association for Dietetics in SA Website at: www.adsa.org.za and click on "Find a Dietitian" to find a dietitian in your area, so that she/he can do a diet history for each child individually and work out nutritious diets that meet their different needs. The dietitian may recommend the use of a calcium supplement such as MenaCal.7, which also contains vitamin D and vitamin K2.
But please do see the dietitian ASAP
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