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So for all of us who have a baby or toddler with lactose intolerance, I was searching the internet & found you can make your own lactose free milk!! Last night I was grasping at straws wondering why I am subjected to buying my toddler $$ lactose free milk at almost $5 a half gallon and read the side of the carton, it said milk & lactase enzyme. Hummm, I thought it was some big process, it's not!
I did some research & you can buy liquid lactase drops on line (these break down the lactose in the milk products) or on amazon.com for $17.00 that will treat many gallons of milk. You add the right amount of drops to your milk, wait the right amount of time, which is as little as 24hrs for a pint or to be safe 3 days for a gallon & presto your milk is fixed and no more shelling out the serious cash for the store bought lactose free milk. I also found out fat free & skim milk have more lactose than whole milk. I will also be able to add this to whole fat yogurt and not have to fork out the money for lactose free Green Valley products.
So far I have found two companies that make this stuff, one is called Seeking Health which sells a liquid lactase drop which you can even add to infant formula, or Pharmax which used to sell a liquid, but now only sells a powder.
My little girl will projectile vomit if I give her regular milk, but with her only being 1 she needs the fat and calories. I will be buying the Seeking Health brand off of amazon today! I am so excited to try this.
Good luck ladies, I hope this will be a little help for us all!