My Baby girl is dairy sensitive.....

Colleen - posted on 11/20/2008 ( 18 moms have responded )

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She is about to turn one and I need to switch to Milk and I'm not sure what to give her and will she be getting enough calcium and vitamins? And for snack what can I give her,I'll I've read is to give her cheese chunks and yogurt etc... Plz Help, Any suggestions?

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Tonia - posted on 12/26/2008

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I worked for WIC and if it's just a lactose sensitivity we instructed parents to boil the milk, place in clean pitcher and return to the refrigerator. Boiling the milk kills the lactose. Hope that helps.

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Danielle - posted on 09/29/2011

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myself and all 3 of my kids are "milk sensitive" drs said its not classified as an allergy anymore. I give them a good multi vitamin ( not all are created equal, have to look whats in it) and almond milk. They love it. almond milk (made by silk) has 50% more calcium than cows milk and lots of antioxidants. they can not have any cheese or yogurt so i substitute it with coconut yogurt or soy yogurt. my 3 yr old loves it but not the 9 and 10 yr old. :( older ones just recently diagnosed. 3 yr old has been like that since she was 3 months.

Miranda - posted on 12/26/2008

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my son was lactose intolerant i kept him on the formula till he was almost 2 and then went to a soy based milk we give him a calcium pill for kids everyday they tast like candy and they make them like gummy bears now so there is no problem getting him to take them and the multie vitamins for fussy eaters is a good one too, veggies and stuff like that are good for snacks and vitamins.

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My 5 yr old daughter wouldn't drink milk after we weaned her from formula. Our pediatrician confirmed with us that cheese, yogurt and cottage cheese was fine, and that milk was not necessary. I have never been much of a milk person myself, and had it pointed outto me about 20 yrs ago that humans are the only mammal who drinks milk after we are weaned from our mothers; it is not in the natural order of things.

As for soy, it is one of the top 5 foods that children are allergic to. I suggest consulting with your pediatrician prior to supplementing with a soy product.

Oh, and don't forget there is calcium in green leafy veggies!



Good luck!

Katie - posted on 12/26/2008

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if she is dairy sensitive..... dont give her cheese or yogurt, all are dairy based. There are all sorts of non dairy things she can have that have calcium and the vitamins she needs. You can look up vegan on the internet and you will find lots of stuff. You can try rice milk or soy milk both are cheaper than goats milk... my son likes the rice milk. You can also give her vitamin drops now and when she has her molers gummie vitamins. I have four kids and they all eat veggies that some adults wont eat....ie broccoli (trees), califlower (clouds), spinich, sprouts and they love "green fries" (uncooked green beans). I just have always gave them to them and they just ate them. careful giving raw stuff early ( may be hard on a young tummy) and make sure you wash it really well, beause of all the junk we grow our food in and spray on it......but you dont have to buy organic to get healthy and yummy, its just a word. good luck it going to be trial and error at first, you just have to have patience.

Meg - posted on 12/26/2008

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My daughter is 4 months old and the docs have already determined she is lactose intolerant....like mommy....so when she turns one, I will be giving her Lactaid. It is a little more expensive than milk, but it beats having to change diarrhea diapers for the rest of her diaper life! It has all the calcium and vitamins as regular milk and if possible, avoid ALL soft cheeses....the harder the better. There's not a whole lot of lactose in hard cheeses. Also, yogurt is ok...but ice cream is VERY BAD! Substitute ice cream with Gogurts. Put them in the freezer....ur daughter will never know. A little trick I learned while my husband had custody of his 2 lactose intolerant grand daughters! They NEVER figured it out!!

Yvonne - posted on 12/26/2008

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all my 7 kids have had baby milk longer than the first yr,usually till they are about 2 and a half,the follow on formula is from 6mths to 2yrs,cow and gate do a milk from 12 to 36mths(1 - 3yrs),my 27mths old still has the cow and gate 1yr plus for bed times,he will also drink whatever my 8mths old leaves,she has the one from 6mths.as far as snacks u can give bananas sandwiches with any filling she can cope with chewing.even something like a fishfinger sandwich.in supermarkets u can find snacks,biscuits etc.. that are for toddlers,they're on the babyfood isle.hope this helps.

Tina - posted on 12/26/2008

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why dont u give her vitamins in liquad form , as lot of veggies , have to do it , but u can still get lot of vits in ur vegs , those book explaining wat is in certain foods r great

Missy - posted on 11/21/2008

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4 of my 5 children are either lactose intolerant or are allergic to milk completely. They have been drinking goat milk which has been working great and then the doc said to give them tums daily for the calcium that they are missing. Then the pediatrician said to take the ones that aren't actually allergic to it off of the goat milk and back onto regular milk and give them the lactaid pills, it works great, if the child is to young to swallow a pill, crush it up and put it in with some pudding or applesauce.

Kerry - posted on 11/21/2008

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my 2 year old has had to be put on a milk free diet and they said to me soya milk you can get milk free marg ive got a diet sheet soya yogarts,worbertons do a milk free loaf,and she can still have biscuits like hobnobs and borbon creams and ginger biscuits you can get milk free cakes and she can have crackersand jellyand she can have jam,honey i no thats its a bit scary but when i talked to the dietiacan its not that bad i hope this helped

Jenna - posted on 11/21/2008

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If you daughter is allergic to milk then this won't help much, but if its just the lactose that is a problem, then there are lots of great substitutions we have found. My son loves the lactose free milk. Kraft cheddar cheese doesn't have lactose in it. There is a cheese brand called Precious that makes a lactose free mozzerella string cheese, walmart usually has it in stock. We had to change our eating habits a bit, but it helps to still have milk and cheese in our diet. If you can't do milk at all, then Soy is the next best.

Bader - posted on 11/21/2008

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We also went through this with our son (now 2). Soy or rice milk seemed to work for him. You can also try goat's milk which is supposed to be easier on their system. I believe you can find it at Whole Foods or other similar stores. Now we are using the Lactaid milk on him and he seems to be ok with it. For snacks, unfortunately trial and error is the best way to see how your daughter will do. You can try looking for all soy or rice products first and then easing your way into dairy. Hope this helps.

April - posted on 11/21/2008

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When i started to give my Little girl on milk,we were doing half and half......half water and half 3.25% milk...then just full 3.25% milk thats what the Doctor told us to use....and for snack it was Yogurt and cheese,hope it helps you out

Rachael - posted on 11/21/2008

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my kids are lactose too and we get the lacose free milk....There is also soy yogurt you can if she can't handle regular. :)

Bridget - posted on 11/21/2008

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Oh....lactaid is just like regular milk. It comes in 2%, 1%, Fat-free, and Whole

Bridget - posted on 11/21/2008

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My son is 4 and is lactose intollerant. When we were switching him over, we started with the soy milk, but found that lactaid worked the best for him. He has been fine with hard cheese, but yogurt he cannot handle. Only a small dish of ice cream also. You are going to have to try one milk or chees product for a few days in small amounts and see how she does with it. Make sure everyone around you knows it also because my sister gave my son a big bowl of ice cream without thinking and he really paid for that. good luck!

Melody - posted on 11/21/2008

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soya is the best thing for kids like your girl. my bou has got a very bad chest and the dock recomended soya. it can be used in any situation and doesnt have any side effects. isomil

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