are lactose free formula as nutritious as the ones with lactose?

Rooshany - posted on 04/16/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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just wanted to know as my baby is lactose intolerant so will he be getting all the nourishment from lactose free formula?

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Neva - posted on 04/16/2011

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yes, lacose free formulas have the exact same nutrition as regular cow's milk formula. Children that are lactose intolerant don't have enough of the enzyme lactase to break down lactose in cows milk. Lactose free formulas that are cow milk based have predigested lactose so that the body doesn't have to try to digest it. Other formulas such as hydrolized protein formulas or soy based formulas do not have lactose either. All infant formulas must meet government standards for nutrition.

Randi - posted on 04/16/2011

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yes they are. but check the label as there might not be enough calcium or vitamin d... but you can always supplement... my baby was lactose intollerant too. and he grew oiut of it at about 18 months. good luck, it is a lifestyle change.

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Heather - posted on 12/01/2011

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My son is lactose intlerant and is 23 months. Every time I tried switching him to milk it was bad. And he was breast feed and I am lactose intlerant to so he didn't get any from me. I was told by my docs to NOT use soy milk. So he drinks lactaid milk now and is doing great on it. Good luck.

Nadia - posted on 10/13/2011

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I would like to suggest raw milk from a trusted source. you can purchase this from a farm and then make your own formula at home. This way, there are no dangerous additives such as what can be found in todays formula. there is nothing wrong with raw milk from a healthy cow. It is much more nutritional as it is straight from nature the way God intended it. Untouched by man if you will. Also, I breastfeed but my son had an intolerance when i ingested ANY pasteurized milk products. I switched to raw milk and he is doing excellent. No problems whatsoever. Also, I know people who use this raw milk method and it works beautifully. It is similar to raw breastmilk. You don't see women pasteurizing breastmilk right? The reason they pasteurize cows milk is so that the cows can basically be fed ANYTHING and produce sub par milk as it will not matter how sick the cow may be as long as the milk is boiled to the point where everything including all the good bacteria and enzymes (that help you digest the milk) gets killed off. It's a shame but it's also for money so that the shelf life lasts longer...thus more profit. Norther Europe drinks raw milk and they have the LOWEST lactose intolerance of anyone.

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