my son has an allergy to cows milk proteins. What should i give him?

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Jessica - posted on 05/02/2009

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My son is 3 and is lactose intolerant (which is hereditary). We tried everything under the son when it came to formula. Pediatrician at the time never did run tests on him to see if it was a lactose intolerance and after trying soy and Enfamil gentle ease formula by the pediatricians recommendation I took it upon myself to try lactose free just b/c there is a family history and lactose free formula/lactose free milk has done wonders for my son. There is a lactose free butter and a lactose free cheese on the market. The butter is made by Smart Balance and the cheese is called Veggie Slices. The Veggie Slices and butter made by Smart Balance has allowed my son to enjoy mac & Cheese. My son cannot tolerate foods with dairy in them at all. You just need to read labels and anything that has milk or cheese in it he may not be able to tolerate. Using the lactose free milk my son can enjoy homemade scalloped potatoes. I've had to pretty much make my son's food separate. You just need to try different things. There is also a lactose free ice cream on the market as well that is made by Breyer's (only have found in vanilla flavored)

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Ashley - posted on 08/24/2012

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You can get lactose tablets that help your child break down the enzymes or you can do soy milk, goats milk, almond milk, etc. there are multiple options that give your child the same nutrients and calcium...

Sandra Louise - posted on 08/23/2012

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i have a two year old son. i just got told he can not have cow milk i try lactose free milk and he dose not like it i try soy milk and he was sick i dont no what to give him and what to bye can anyone help

Anita - posted on 05/04/2009

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If your lil one cant take cows milk u can try rice milk, soy based products or (a little more expenisve) goats milk..

Jennifer - posted on 05/02/2009

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I'm not sure how old your child is but my daughter is off formula and drinks Lactaid also just so you know, cheddar cheese is a good cheese for kids who are lactose intolerant, it has very little lactase in it and is alot easier for them to digest. However before the lactaid my daughter drank Similac Isomil Advance(the pink cans- soy based) also the Pedia-sure NutriPals drinks found in the formula/baby food isle ia also lactose free it could just get a little pricey and is only for children atleast 12months old, my daughter has them as treats now and then and loves them

Heather - posted on 05/02/2009

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my little girl gets sick if she drinks milk straight. She does okay if it is prepared in dinner (like cream based casseroles). Our pediatrician recommended for her calcium intake to give her orange juice with extra calcium in it. you can buy it anywhere. she loves having "her juice" every day.

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Try soymilk. Silk has the best flavor out of all of them. They also sell flavors like vanilla and chocolate.

Pamela - posted on 05/02/2009

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I'm not sure how old your son is but after I stopped nursing my daugther I had to go to soybased formula (and she was six months). Then after she was a year old I tried switching her to milk and she got a really sick. So my husband and I decided to buy her the next step formula (or Go and Grow - Similac) until about a month ago and she's almost two and half. Now we give her lactose free milk. Hope this helps.

Lindsay - posted on 05/02/2009

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my friends little girl use to be sick after drinking cows milk she took her to the docs and he said she was lactose intolerent try this special milk which has no lactose in it you can get it in an supermarket

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