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my 3 yo son is lactose intolerant. it it ok to give him dairy free whey protein powder in his lactaid?

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Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Better to avoid: He can get all the protein he needs from certain beans, nuts, seeds, wild fish like salmon, cage-free eggs and quinoa. Some controversy associated with whey protein and affect on young children.
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Probably: Should not be a problem.
Answered on Dec 27, 2013
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