Lactose intolerant.

Alexandria - posted on 09/09/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi there, we just found out that our 31/2 year old son is lactose intolerant and so far he is dealing with it very well. I was just wondering if anyone else has a child with the same thing or has any advice on how to explain this to a child??

Thanks!

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Alexandria - posted on 09/10/2009

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Oh, thanks so much for your help. We also use lactose free milk. He quite likes it and he calls it his special milk lol. At his daycare they purchased Jeletto (think that is how it is spelt) and that is lactose free icecream and he calls that his special icecream.
we have only just recently learnt that this is what has been causing all his problems are we are SO glad that we now know what is going on. We explain to him that his stomach gets upset when he eats thoes certain foods so that is why he cant have them anymore, cause he used to drink alot of milk and chocolate milk and we would take him for icecream when i had been good and now we just try to find other things. I try not to keep much of thoes things in the house now so that he doesnt feel tempted to have them.
Where would i find lactaid pills for him to try?? thanks again for your kind works

Chandra - posted on 09/10/2009

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We haven't had to explain it to our daughter - she is 2.5 and not yet very verbal, but it doesn't really affect her that much - she doesn't know any better, basically.



She is extremely lactose intolerant.



She gets Lactaid (or store brand) lactose free milk. We SEVERELY limit the amount of ice cream she gets - we call sorbet we give her ice cream and she is fine with that. She can eat cheese in small quantities. She can also do yogurt alright as long as it is in small quantities. No regular milk, VERY little real ice cream - usually from one of us at a party (with baby gas drop son hand and given immediately and through the night in that case) We make pudding and ice cream from scratch ourselves with her lactaid - it's healthier that way too!



Any specific questions feel free to ask, and I'll try to help you out.



It's not too bad, you just have to think a little more about parties, eating out, and keep gas drops (or your son might be old enough to chew a lactaid tablet) on hand - they can be your best friend!!!!!

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