Lactose Intolerant

KATE - posted on 03/20/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 11 month son is lactose intolerant - what do i give him to drink as a replacement for soy formula. should i try him on milk??

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Julie - posted on 03/20/2010

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My son is allergic to all soy, cow and milk products . As i was paying 50$ for a percribed can of formula called neocate he soon grue out of it .. i was out of options ..then i came across rice milk.(Rice Dream) it is enriched with Vitamins A,D,B2,B12 its a excellent source of calcium and (lactoes free!! )10% Vit A 30% calcium, 2% iron 45%Vit 50% Vit B12 and Zink10%. and it comes in 3 different flavours origanal, vinilla and chocolate ( for when hes a bit older for a treat) my son loves it and rather drink that then juice !! i hope this helped and would like to here if you try it and if it fits your needs GOOD LUCK!!! from julie

Jessica - posted on 03/20/2010

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My son was lactose and soy intolerant. W his dr advice when he was a yr I put 1/2 an oz of whole milk in his special formula and kept doin that for a whole month then I added another 1/2 the next mo and so on every mo adding another 1/2 oz as long as he tolerated it and w in 6 mo he was on whole milk. and he now has no allergy to either at all! Of course check w ur pediatrician first before messing w an allergy it could b dangerous. Hopefully this helps.

Ericka - posted on 03/20/2010

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My 4 month old daughter is also lactose intolerant her pediatrician is going to try her on whole milk when she's a year. Sometimes when a baby is lactose intolerant it goes away by the time there a year. How old was your baby when you found out he was lactose intolerant?

Brianna - posted on 03/20/2010

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If he is lactose intolerant then he won't be able to handle milk, it will cause him tummy troubles. You can try soy milk, rice milk or if he is ok with nuts Almond milk. Most babies are lactose intolerant until they are about a year old so milk might work in a couple months. You can always try and see just be prepared for an upset stomach if he can't handle it. :)

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