Lactose intolerant 2 month old..

Stevie - posted on 02/24/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 2 month old daughter had abdominal surgery when she was a day old and we started to explore the possibilty of secondary lactose intolerance due to the surgery that removed 20 inches of her bowel. Well crushing up a 1/4 of a Lactaid pill and adding it to a little water works wonders! She is no longer gassy and isn't up all night with gas. Its totally amazing the difference.

Is there a better way to get the lactase enzyme to our little breastfed baby? Our pediatrician doesn't want to stop breastfeeding her after 2 weeks in the NICU at birth and a week in the hospital for RSV -last week, we believe its best for her to continue to breastfeed to stay healthy.

Thanks so much for any advice!

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This product has totally wored for me & I have used it for over a year. See my post OMG you can make your own lacoste free milk. The drops come from www.healthegoods.com & they are lactase drops. I paid about $17 a bottle & they were a true life saver for us.

Stevie - posted on 04/08/2011

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Just an update... We now use Lactaid Chewable pills (1/2), they continue to work great. As her digestion system changes we run into severe diaper rash because the Lactose turns into Lactic Acid and it burns her pretty badly. We now use Lactaid Milk for morning cereals but she is doing great. We have to supplement her diet but stay away from Whey protein since that is a dairy product. Best of luck to all that work through the struggles of lactose intolerance.

Veronica - posted on 02/11/2011

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When my daughters had issues, I cut out all dairy from my diet. They still had issues gaining weight so we supplemented with soy formula. When they got a little older we tried the similac sensitive and they did great on that.

I will be adding this to regular milk soon to test it out, but maybe this could help you out. I'd mention it to the doctor first of course.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003VST...

Leen - posted on 01/13/2011

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wow honestly I didn't even know about a lactaid pill. we were told that I couldn't breastfeed anymore and we had to put him lactose free formula... what a disapointment.

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