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A 23-year-old female asked:

Is it safe to give lactose free formula milk for babies.my baby is 6 month old now.he is on lf milk from 3 month....is it safe...he develops loose poo?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 29 years experience
See below: It is safe. But to have true lactose intolerance in infants is very rare. Loose stools are okay, as long as your child is not having diarrhea.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Several types: Most of the major formula makers offer a lactose free cow milk product, and the soy milk formulas are naturally lactose free. Just look at the labels, their marking is quite specific.
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Last updated Dec 26, 2017

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