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Does Whole Milk Cause Constipation In Toddlers
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
Can a 1 yr old baby take everyday any kind of fiber or miralax because of constipation caused by whole milk?And if yes how much the recommended dose?
My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?
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
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
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
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?
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
My son is1yer. he becomes very constipated when he drinks whole milk. We have try almond and soy he seems to do fine w/ what DHA EPA sup. Can I give?
Good fish oil: High quality Omega 3 fish oils are molecularly distilled to remove heavy metals such as Mercury. Best wishes! ...Read more
Does lactose free milk cause constipation in infants?My daugther is 1 yr and she started lactaid whole milk, could this be making her constipated?
Not likely: If the only thing that's changed is the addition of lactaid milk it's a possibilty. It depends on what else baby is eating and was eating before the switch. Breast fed babies usually have soft, frequent stools, so if you just switched from breast, i'd expect stools to be firmer. Make sure she's getting 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables each day and the constipation should resolve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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