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Old 08-10-2010, 04:25 PM   #1
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milk for lactose intolerance?

My ds2 is lactose intolerant. (or at least were pretty sure he is) its a long story, but dr was less than supportive, just saying he was colicky (yes, at 6 months) and after trying various things, switching to a lactose free formula was a lifesaver. instantly he was happy. anyway, we tried soy first, but he gets constipated SO easy, and soy made things awful, it makes me think we probably cant switch to soy milk once we go off formula. what are other options? help?

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Old 08-10-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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You can get all varieties of lactose free milk at any grocery store (mine has like 3 brands each of which offer whole, 1%, 2% and fat free). It is hard to find organic other than at Whole Foods though.
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Lactaid - most stores have their own brands. My son was on it from 1 year to a few weeks ago when we switched him to regular 2%. He just now can handle that. The Lactose free whole milk tastes close to actual milk. Their version of 2% is nasty, imo.
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Coconut milk is great, though you may need to doctor it up to have enough fat/calories.
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You described my daughter. We ended up making her formula from Goats Milk and she did so well after that.
Organic Valley has a lactose free milk, rBST free, antibiotic free and so on. Its great stuff, tastes really good, and aside from Goats milk its the only one that doesn't bother her.
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Re: milk for lactose intolerance?

we have the same issue here and thats why our one year old is still on formula. No go on the whole milk or soy milk so we will be moving onto other options as well. hope you find an alternative that works for you.
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Raw milk would work (if it's truly JUST a lactose issue). You could also do almond, rice, hemp, coconut, etc, but you'll have to check nutrients. We just use Lactaid (or similar brand) if we can't find raw milk.
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Re: milk for lactose intolerance?

We used Lactaid or the generic brand. I could find it at Safeway or King Soopers. It's pricy though. I think $4 for a half gallon or something like that. I haven't bought it in a long time.
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Old 08-10-2010, 08:34 PM   #9
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thanks! i completely forgot about lactaid. duh. i should have rememberd dh is lactose intolerant and he used to drink it. thanks ladies
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i like almond milk! much better than rice milk, imo.
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