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When can I give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

When can I give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

12 months: You can start whole cows milk. You can switch to skim after age 2 unless obesity is a significant concern. Discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Lactaid (Definition)

Lactaid is a dietary supplement used by people with lactose intolerance to help digest lactose better. Lactaid contains lactase which is the enzyme ...Read more


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My 1yr old is started whole milk lactaid...Isnt the organic whole milk good for her no matter if its not lactose frer? Or should I stick to lactaid?

My 1yr old is started whole milk lactaid...Isnt the organic whole milk good for her no matter if its not lactose frer? Or should I stick to lactaid?

Confusing question: Lactaid milk more expensive because it has the enzyme added that helps you digest lactose milk sugar, which is common in about 25% of adults. Many kids can become lactose intolerant over time or have it transiently after diarrhea. If your kid is lactose intolerant it is an easy way to get calcium into her diet. Recent studies suggest organics offer little if any benefit over normally obtained food. ...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 don't 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 don't 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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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

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My 13 month old daughter isn't tolerating whole milk or Lactaid 2% well. What do I do? Put her back on formula? She is fussy and throws up a lot

My 13 month old daughter isn't tolerating whole milk or Lactaid 2% well. What do I do? Put her back on formula? She is fussy and throws up a lot

See Your Doctor Now: There can be a number of causes for your child's symptoms including milk intolerance/allergy, significant reflux, and more. A thorough medical history and physical examination is necessary. Your child's nutritional status and weight gain are cause for concern. Immediate attention is required. See your doctor now for prompt assessment and diagnosis. ...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 I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Can I give my infant whole milk at 11 months?

Wait until 12 months: Whole milk should be started at 12 months of age. Breast milk or infant formula is for ages birth to 12 months of age. ...Read more

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Can I give a 9 month old baby whole milk?

Can I give a 9 month old baby whole milk?

Many do: The american academy of pediatrics recommends breast milk of formula until 1yo. Kids may thrive if started at 9 mo if they have a diverse diet rich in iron & other nutrients from cereals & vegetables. Whole milk is a bit irritating to the infant gut & should be limited to 16-24 oz/day or it can produce anemia. ...Read more

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Can I give my 7 month old baby whole milk now?

Can I give my 7 month old baby whole milk now?

Worth waiting: Cow milk is designed for cows. In the era when it was used as a formula base/substitute it was boiled to break up the protein some and make it more digestible. Straight cow milk can actually produce intestinal bleeding when given in enough quantity to substitute for formula or breast milk. After a year the intestines are more mature/tolerant, but excesses can still cause anemia. ...Read more

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Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids?

Is it okay to feed 8 months baby whole milk and start feeding him solids?

Baby: 8 month olds can have solid foods. Full info on how to introduce solids is too long for a Heathtap response. Here is info from the AAP https://www. Healthychildren. Org/English/ages-stages/baby/feeding-nutrition/Pages/Switching-To-Solid-Foods. Aspx --- you should not introduce whole milk yet. You should have a 9month check up soon with your pediatrician. Make sure to go over these? 's with them. ...Read more

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When should I introduce whole milk to my baby?

When should I introduce whole milk to my baby?

12 mos: Babies can start whole milk at about 12 months of life. Though it's been traditionally recommended that only whole milk is appropriate, recent guidelines suggest low fat products are also fine for babies. ...Read more

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Is it better for my baby to drink whole milk or formula?

Is it better for my baby to drink whole milk or formula?

Formula, but costs $: A 1 year old baby can switch off of formula and start whole cow milk. Formula is somewhat more nutritious but is much more expensive. A baby who is a picky eater and eats little solid food, or has almost no variety in his choice of solid foods, will probably not get enough iron and vitamins from his diet. Such a baby may be better off drinking infant formula until 18 months of age. ...Read more

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Is it good to give a baby whole milk up to the age of 2 years old?

Is it good to give a baby whole milk up to the age of 2 years old?

Yes.: Unless the child is very overweight, this is the recommendation. Milk can be introduced at the age of 1. Before that, formula or breast milk should be the form of "milk". The rapidly growing brain and nervous system benefit from the higher fat content in whole milk, but there are other forms of fat that can be incorporated into the diet if cow's milk is not acceptable or tolerated. ...Read more

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My baby is 11 months. When can she start to drink normal milk? I mean whole milk, no more formulas...Thanks

My baby is 11 months. When can she start to drink normal milk? I mean whole milk, no more formulas...Thanks

At 12 months, when: You can wean to a doubled-handled, open-mouthed cup. Limit milk & milk products to 16-21 oz./day to avoid constipation & iron-deficiency anemia. If you give juice (not recommended) limit it to 4-6 oz./day. Since the same muscles used for eating & drinking are used for talking, use a "commuter cup" if you feel you need a lidded one. Sippy cups keep the tongue forward in an immature sucking position. ...Read more

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My 11mth old never has liked formula. Tried whole milk doesn't like. She weighs only 15lbs. Eats baby food. How can I get her to gain weight. Normal?

Needs assessment: Sounds small for age. May be failure to thrive which has many etioiogies and would need to see pediatrician to assess. Social issues, gastrointestinal abnormalities, chronic illness, metabolic disorder, intolerance to milk protein, infections etc. Infant is avoiding liquids. Could be related to gastroesophageal reflux. Liquids more likely result in reflux and irritability of esophagus and refusal. ...Read more

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What's 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?

What's 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