Mar 16, 2010 11:07AM
My little man is lactose intolerant, he is 20 weeks so we haven't started weaning yet. Would be good to hear from anyone else whose LO is the same - what formula you use etc.
Mar 1, 2010 9:15AM
hi ds is cows milk intolerant he was diagnosed at 4.5months, so about the same age as ur lo is now...our gp prescribes him sma wysoy infant formula...and when u do start weaning there are lots of dairy alternatives out there, and so far i've found tescio's to be the best at selling these, cheese spread, cheese, single cream, custard, fresh milk, ut, yoghurts, cheese sauce, marg...however if ur lo is lactose intolerant as opposed to cows milk protein then u have slightly more options too as theres a few products around that are made with cows milk but have had the lactose removed from them...a brand of this is called 'lactofree'..vitalite is dairy free margerine, also check labels on any foods u buy to check its not in there, u'd be surprised what they put it in...can't think of anything else right this second....hth xx
Mar 1, 2010 9:26AM
Yeah being lactose intolerant is slightly easier when it comes to weaning - my ds is 6months and his allergy is to dairy in general - so its been a steep learning curve when it comes to weaning but there are products out there (all be it much more expensive, I've found).
Are you seeing a dietician? Our paed referred us prior to weaning and that was helpful
Mar 1, 2010 1:52PM
dd is 19 weeks and is lactose intolerant. the dr prescribes her sma lf (lactose free). i have started weaning and am giving her fruit and veg so far. her milk can be added to things like mash potato.
Mar 1, 2010 4:20PM
My boys are also allergic to cows milk protein and are on Neocate. This can be used to mix with things you would normally make with milk. I also saw a dietician who was fab and gave me some really good ideas of what to feed them.
I agree that lactose intollerance should be easier, although still tricky! Like WoWbaby said, Lactofree is the label you should be looking for. Although, to begin with (we started our boys today and they are 21 weeks) we are using fresh veg, pureed with their formula milk. They had carrot today!
Mar 1, 2010 4:59PM
oh and also to add, from 6 months old u can use the fresh soya milk in cooking and on cereal, much like normally u can use cows milk in cooking and cereal from 6m+, iyswim? x
Mar 2, 2010 10:22AM
I suppose I keep thinking, are they sure he is lactose intolerant. We haven't had any problems with him up to this point, no colic etc. Good point about being referred to a dietician as we have no idea what to do re weaning. I noticed that there aren't as many good nutrients in the lactose free milk than the normal one which concerns me.
I think they can grow out of it so that is something I guess
Mar 2, 2010 11:34AM
my oldest son is lactose intolerant, and he is now 7, although he can now have dairy, i have to keep it in moderation, there are loads of products out there that are lactose free. when he was younger he actually had farleys normal baby milk, i was deterred from the soya formulas when the HV told me that they actually lower the sperm count in male babies, which last a life time. the only way he would cope with it was straight from the fridge (takes longer to digest so he got more from it this way), HV recommended farleys as it only had trace lactose in. not sure if its the same now. i too am lactose intolerant, and have been since i was 4 months old, and i still drink cows milk etc, just have to keep it in moderation xxx
Mar 16, 2010 10:49AM
How can I find out if he really is lactose intolerant or not ladies? He is on lactose free milk at the moment, does he need to go back to his original milk to test for it or not?
Mar 16, 2010 11:07AM
they can do a stool test to see if he is lactose intolerant. that is what they did with my dd. when she reaches 12 months we will be trying her on normal milk as a way of testing to see if she is better
May 12, 2019 12:04PM
hi everyone, new here but desperate for advice! My son is 1 month old on Tuesday and has been bottle feeding for the past 2 weeks. He has had problems since. He is extremely irritable, I’m sure my Son doesn’t have anytime while awake not crying, he cries ALL the time and I try EVERYTHING with no success. I have been to the hospital and doctors and they are so very unhelpful, they just tell me he has colic and basically I have to deal with it. I am almost certain, and the hospital also said, he has reflux (silent) as he rarely spits up but it is getting far worse and he is becoming more and more irritable, coughing after feeds and in between and starting to refuse feeds, scream, want them, take them and scream again. He has had Carobel from the hospital as they didn’t want to give Gaviscon due to chance of constipation, but it did absolutely nothing for him. He is now simply on infacol but has trouble pooing, which causes him distress, but is very runny. I guess i am I am desperately looking for advice on what to do, as it is increasingly hard with a baby that cries all day and won’t sleep or settle due to milk coming back up. I feel like I’m missing something and not giving him what he needs? HE IS SUCH A HUNGRY BABY! I feed him, change his nappy, cuddle him, sing to him, wind him, put him in swinger, walk round house, car - I am lost! Health visitor has done a referral to dietician however who knows how long this will take! Dad is lactose intolerant. Also, how much does your baby eat, or did eat at 1 month? Mine wants food every 1.5/2 hours! Please help!
Apr 29, 2019 9:53AM
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