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Whats the best whole milk but has to be lactose free for my 1 yr baby and that doesn't cause constipation? Or all of them cause?

Whats the best whole milk but has to be lactose free for my 1 yr baby and that doesn't cause constipation? Or all of them cause?

Lactaid is one : Brand name, but there are others. 16-21 oz./ day of milk & milk products is recommended. At that amount, constipation usually isn't a problem. A word about sippy cups-they keep the tongue forward in an immature suckling position. Since the same muscles used for drinking & eating are used for speech, an open-mouthed or " commuter" cup that promotes lip closure is preferable. ...Read more

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My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

Pricey solution : Soy based milk like products are lactose free & much less expensive.. A 16 mo cam also get all the calcium they need from a couple of tum's /day & just drink water. The other stuff in milk can be made up by a diverse diet. ...Read more

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Can a 1 yr old baby take everyday any kind of fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol) because of constipation caused by whole milk?And if yes how much the recommended dose?

Can a 1 yr old baby take everyday any kind of fiber or miralax (polyethylene glycol) because of constipation caused by whole milk?And if yes how much the recommended dose?

Diet modification: Try to increase the amount of ruins and vegetables in her diet rather than getting her started on laxatives. A good way too is to cut down on the dairy products for awhile. ...Read more

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Love whole milk. Eat cereal in am. When i drink1 extra cup i suffer constipation. Why? Normal diet. Prior to the extra cup i went every day.

Love whole milk. Eat cereal in am. When i drink1 extra cup i suffer constipation.  Why? Normal diet. Prior to the extra cup i went every day.

No fiber: Whole milk is good for baby cows, but not too healthy for adults. One reason is that it is 100 % digested and absorbed ( unless lactose intolerant). When that happens it sucks the fluid out of the colon along with it. It has 0% fiber. When you have it with your cereal you are getting fiber which holds fluid. Besides whole milk has 160 calories in 8 oz. Drink sugar free almond milk, 30 calories. ...Read more

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Is it okay to switch from whole milk to soy milk?My son has been having constipation for a while now and iam very worried. Help

Is it okay to switch from whole milk to soy milk?My son has been having constipation for a while now and iam very worried. Help

Avoid soy: Soy "milk" is highly processed and is not good to consume - by anybody. You didn't mention how old your son is. If he is an infant he needs a properly balanced substitute if you can't breast feed him. If older he may not even need milk. You may want to consider goat milk if cow dairy is giving him problems. Remember that children need fat for brain development. Stay away from low fat foods. ...Read more

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My son is 2 years old ever since he turned 1yr and swithced him to cows milk he has had constipation. I have tried a lot of things that dont seem to work. Iam desperate.Can i switch cows milk to Lactaid whole Milk or any other milk will help??

My son is 2 years old ever since he turned 1yr and swithced him to cows milk he has had constipation. I have tried a lot of things that dont seem to work. Iam desperate.Can i switch cows milk to Lactaid whole Milk or any other milk will help??

Other factors matter: If his previous formula was cow milk based (similac.enfamil, store brand) the protein remains the same and would not be as likely a cause. If Breast fed or soy, cow milk might be the issue and soy milk or almond milk might help. Bananas,cereals & applesauce are all constipating while apple juice, peaches,pears, prunes are loosening agents. ...Read more

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What is the best milk based formula for a 1 year old with constipation because of whole milk? We already tried 50/50, prunes, and dc said back to form

What is the best milk based formula for a 1 year old with constipation because of whole milk? We already tried 50/50, prunes, and dc said back to form

I just have to say,: The best milk for an infant is breastmilk. No ifs ands or buts. Beyond that the best milk for your baby is the one that works the best for your baby. Unfortunately you sometime have to just do trial and error and find what works the best for your infant. A one year old can eat any food that you eat (but honey), and perhaps adding some probiotic to their diet will help.. ...Read more

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My 1year old is constipated due to whole milk his ped said after trying half whole milk and formula if still const would go formula which is the best?

My 1year old is constipated due to whole milk his ped said after trying half whole milk and formula if still const would go formula which is the best?

Constipation : Cows milk sensitivity could certainly cause constipation and any change in concentration would not make any difference. If no problems with the previous formula you can go back to it also alternative may be almond milk as well ...Read more

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He is 1 yr old and drinks whole milk. should I switch him to silk or almond milk so he won't be constipated ? thank you

He is 1 yr old and drinks whole milk. should I switch him to silk or almond milk so he won't be constipated ? thank you

No: He needs the fats in the milk till age 2, in addition to other nutrients in the milk, won't constipate him, better even if he drinks formula, suitable for his age, till age 2 , has all the needed nutrients, enjoy your son ...Read more

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Is it okay to give my constipated 2yr old toddler Lactaid Whole Milk. What are the benefits in doing so? will it help with his conspitipation?

Is it okay to give my constipated 2yr old toddler Lactaid Whole Milk. What are the benefits in doing so? will it help with his conspitipation?

Yes: Likely no effect at all. Lactaid is just milk with the lactose sugar neutralized. When a kid is lactose intolerant they often have loose stools rather than constipation.As a milk product it is similar in nutritional value to regular milk, just more expensive. ...Read more