lactose intolerence 2 year old help how do they get there calcium

Betsy - posted on 01/10/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old cant have any dairy products because she is lactose intolerent how do the get there 500mg of clacium a day with out any dairy

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Amanda - posted on 02/01/2011

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My son is also allergic to dairy products and does not like soy milk, almond milk or lactaid milk, so I just give him a liquid calcium supplement once a day. He loves it because it is blueberry flavor. I bought it at my local drug store.

Chelsea - posted on 01/11/2011

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If its available in your stores, Lactaid milk is organic lactose free milk available in whole milk, it taste like real milk because it is real milk they just remove the lactose. Also soy milk is fortified with calcium and has about the same amount as cow milk, i dont know about your daughter because sensitivity levels very person to person , but im lactose intolerant and can eat hard cheese. so you might try giving her a cheese stick a day if she can tolerate it

Claire - posted on 01/11/2011

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I use toddler formula, EnfaGrow, from the enfamil line. She loves it. It is pricy, but you don't have to use vitamine supliments and you can get it Vanilla flavor if your child doesn't like the taste too much! 16 bucks a can and I use a can a week for powdered and you can buy it in premixed cans as well.

Melissa - posted on 01/11/2011

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You can also try rice, coconut, or almond milk all of these are good sources of calcium. I give my son almond milk.. I even drink it now because it is delicious!

LaCi - posted on 01/11/2011

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Greens are high in calcium. Soy milk is fortified to the same extent that dairy milk is fortified, containing comparable levels of calcium. Beans are high in calcium. a LOT of veggies have really high levels of calcium, just google "high calcium vegetables" and you'll get some really long lists.

Dora - posted on 01/11/2011

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My son is lactose intolerant. He does take a daily vitamin and drinks 2-3 cups of soy milk every day which has 30% calcium in it per cup. What I did find strange is that he does great with regular yogurt. It's just milk that gives him the upset tummy and diarrhea. I think the bacteria in the yogurt really helps his intestines and that is why it doesn't affect him in a negative way like regular milk. You can also make pudding using soy milk instead of regular milk.

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