lactose intolerant or acid reflux?

Mindy - posted on 03/07/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My soon to be 14 month old threw up the first 2 months of his life then just started spitting up a lot so they changed his formula to Enfamil AR. Now since he turned 1, he's on whole milk and he has spit up once a day mostly , occasionally twice a day. Doctor said try soy milk for a week and if he does good try milk again and see if he spits up again and if he does then he might be lactose intolerant but if he spits up soy to then it might be acid reflux. I did the Soy milk and he did fine other than being really gassy and then back on milk he spits up once a day with maybe an occassional good day here and there that he doesn't spit up. Even tried 2%. Do I really have to put him back on soy milk, which makes him gassy, just for the spitting up cause he seemd fine other than that and a little eczema on his cheeks or could it be just acid reflux and need reflux medicine?

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Christina - posted on 03/10/2013

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I should add that my 3 year old didn't care at all about switching to Almond Milk. ( we always did cows milk until i did some research and realized its really not that good for us.) It tastes good but does not taste exactly like cows milk. She didn't even seem to notice. My younger daughter did mind. I do half almond milk for her and half Organic Whole Milk. If you try it and he does't like it but can't have the cow's milk, they do make different flavors of Almond Milk, like vanilla. Just a suggestion :)

Christina - posted on 03/10/2013

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My guess would be that he is lactose intolerant. Sounds kinda crazy but a lot of people are lactose intolerant and don't even realize it. They attribute the mild bloated feeling to something else they ate and it's tolerable so they don't really see it as a problem. Also, my guess would be that if he is having eczema breakouts, it could be another sign milk doesn't agree with him. Ask your doc but i'm pretty sure milk can fuel eczema. A lot of research on Soy milk has been proven to say that soy is actually not very good for us either. Try Almond Milk or Coconut milk. They have MANY benefits over cows milk and even provide 50% more calcium per serving than cows milk!

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