Allow healthy start vouchers to include cows milk substitutes.
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Currently the healthy start vouchers only allow fresh cows milk or cows milk formula.
Many children are born with cows milk intolerance or allergy from the cows milk protein, that can cause mild symptoms such as wind,and slow weight gain , or more serious symptoms including reflux, skin reactions and breathing difficulties.
It can effect formula fed and breast fed babies.
With so many children suffering from intolerance and allergies from cows milk, wouldn't it make sense for the healthy start vouchers to cover healthy alternatives such as soy, coconut, oat and almond milks and also formula for babies that do not contain the cows milk protein? The alternatives are almost always more expensive and not always available on prescription.
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