Lactose Intolerance

Lisa - posted on 08/10/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )




My 8 month old son is lactose intolerance just wondering wat of diffrent food can i give him ??I have just been giving him mash vegies with his milk at the momemnt but thought he might like a change


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Petra - posted on 08/11/2009




my daughter was lactose so we got her goat milk or soy milk

he should be able to have anything that does not have lactose in u just have to look for it when i was in melbourne they had a new company that just started there which was laddle which was for people and babies with lactose problems they had chesse,yogurt chocolate and alot of other things but she has out grown it now so hopeful ur son will too.

Kathryn - posted on 08/11/2009




I give my daughter that silk milk and that dose well for her and as far as dairy products i try and watch how much she eats

Ana - posted on 08/11/2009




Is it lactose intolerance or is it casin allergy? Casin is dairy. If it is just lactose intolerance, you can get lactos free milk. My son has a full allergy to casin that he is not growing out of. We have to use soy milk for him (the vanilla is actually really good). They also have rice milk if he were to show allergic to soy.

it is trial and error. Only you can judge how it is affecting him. Make changes one at a time though and not too quickly. Give his body a chance to handle any changes that you try.

It isn't easy but you can do it!

Arica - posted on 08/11/2009




I am lactose intolerant as well. My advise is trial and error. Try a little yogurt (the yo baby is good) and see how that works. It can take up to 48 hours to fully digest food (for adults anyway) so you have to keep track of what you've fed him, and do one dairy product at a time. Also try hard cheese, that is more easily digested (cheddar). There are some good soy products, if he doesn't have a problem with soy. Make sure to check the ingredients on processed foods, but if he's just lactose intolerant, he CAN have the milk fat.

Jude - posted on 08/11/2009




Lactaid is good!

Other options depend on how serious his lactose intolerance is. Both my kids have to avoid milk, ice cream, soft cheeses, and such, but they stomach yogurt and hard cheeses just fine. You can often find soy products, as well; my kids both drink soy chocolate "milk" on a regular basis. Either soy milk or Lactaid open up the fun world of cereal, of course!

Also, check over the ice cream section - there IS lactose free ice cream, now! (I was SO excited!!!)

Cynthia - posted on 08/10/2009




I don't know much about babies with lactose intolerance, but I have the condition myself. One thing that has helped me alot is the Lactaid milk. You can find it at Walmart or any grocery store. It is real milk, that is pasteurized through a different process than the usual, that allows the sugar enzyme that is normally boiled out of the milk during the pasteurization process to stay in the milk. This enzyme is what our bodies require to digest the milk. Also, if you live near a dairy farm, you could consider giving him "real" untreated milk. When he gets older, there are several great companies (I personally use Puritan's pride lactase enzymes) that make natural products that help your system to digest dairy products of all kinds. The one I take, I take 2 -3 pills with each meal containing dairy and I can eat whatever I want! It makes life so much more pleasant! Also, if you are on WIC, they will provide the Lactaid milk for you, if you request it!

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