HELP! What to offer my 12 month old, lactose sensitive baby?

KGemini - posted on 07/10/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




My son just turned 12 months old and I've been trying to do the transition from formula to milk. Since he was a newborn, he showed signs of lactose sensitivity. He would cry in distress just to pass gas or have a bowel movement. I had him on Similac Sensitive right away. As we've been exploring new foods, I've found that yogurt doesn't bother him at all, but cheese will give him loose stools/diarrhea almost instantly. I've been offering him Baboo milk (the transitioning milk from Natrel), and he would take it fine, except he would have diarrhea. It doesn't seem to bother him in other ways. He's not bloated or in pain. He passes gas a lot more frequently. I have asked my doctor, and he says to keep trying different alternatives to milk: soy,rice, etc. My issue is, how can I transition him to these milks without compromising the nutrients and healthy fat he would get from whole milk? Is there a whole milk alternative with the same nutritional value? Are there any foods or vitamins that I could offer him to make up for the nutrients he would be losing?


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Danielle - posted on 07/10/2012




see if organic milk will help. sometimes if you water it down too it will help. well it helped with my niece. best of luck...

Anne - posted on 07/10/2012




Goat's milk is suposed to be easier for baby to digest. ask your doctor about that. Also, almond milk is really good. There has been some question about giving soy to baby boys (the estrogen?). I think goat's milk and goat's milk yogurt is great. Good luck!

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