Our expert says:
The problem is that the nutritional composition of rice milk is not listed in the SA Food Tables, so unless you can look on the label of the specific type of rice milk you are using, I can unfortunately not compare rice milk and cow's milk for you. If you can check on the label of your rice milk and list the nutritional information for me per 100g (post a new message on the Message Board), then I can give you an opinion. The only other alternative is for you to consult a clinical dietitian (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 assess your son's diet for adequacy and work out a diet for him that takes his special needs into consideration. In view of your son's ulcerative colitis, it is essential that his diet should be supervised during his childhood by a dietitian on a regular basis to ensure normal growth and development.
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