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Is Whole Milk Vs Lactaid Milk Better For Babies
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
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
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?
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
Can I replace formula for my 1 yr old with lactaid lactose free whole milk? He isn't lactose intolerance, it's just what I drink.
Lactaid: Yes you can give him lactaid.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 1 year old is drinking lactaid whole milk and she poops after drinking it the poop it a pale yellow color and sometimes runny and now she has a ras?
Call your doctor: It sounds like this is not agreeing with her---she maybe allergic to dairy. Call your doctor to discuss further. ...Read more
My baby's pediatrician asked me not to give my daugther milk or even lactaid for 3 days because of loose stools. Can she at least have almond milk which she likes?
Almond milk: Almond milk is liable to make your child's diarhea much worse. Be cautious. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
No sooner than 2: The rapidly growing infant brain uses fat in it's diet to provide the building blocks of that process. Look up brains in a diet book & you will cee the high fat/cholesterol content. The body uses fat & cholesterol to provide the insulation around the nerves. I kid never needs to go low fat. If they get heavy it's because of all the juices & other processed sugars, Low fat to early=developmental delay ...Read more
Probably not: It depends on what allergic reactions your child have to whole milk. There are many ways that milk allergy can present, from mild to serious. It can affect the gut, skin, lung or can be life threatening. If it is a mild reaction like fussiness / gas, replace whole milk with partially hydrolyzed formula like enfamil gentlease. Otherwise, talk to an allergist or replace with rice, almond or soy milk. ...Read more
Can I mix breast milk with whole milk for 10.5 month old baby? Can I give him a bottle of only whole milk?
Maybe yes, maybe no.: Your pediatrician should have checked your child's hemoglobin at their 9 months checkup to see if child anemic (low iron usually the cause). If this was fine, it's okay to start transitioning to whole milk along with your nursing. If child was anemic/low uron, should continue to supplement your nursing with iron fortified formula until at least a year of age. ...Read more
13 month old baby drinks regular whole milk and have stomach cramps afterwards what other milk is good for a developing baby?
Almond: After age one people do not need more than 16 ounces of milk a day. I am not a fn of dairy...And clearly this 13 month old is not either- it is making baby ill. I like almond, rice, coconut or hemp milk. They contain less protein than goat, soy, or cow mlik so be sure baby is also eating food. Baby should not be "drinking" his/her calories and should be eating food. ...Read more
Baby is 1 year old. Has had 8 oz whole milk in 12 hours. Now vomiting and 1watery stool. Should I be worried? Do I take her to hospital?
Hydration: Can your baby hold down oral liquids like water? Is this the first time she develops vomiting and diarrhea from milk? If she was able to drink milk before and now stopped vomiting and can keep water down, watch her. If she always reacts to milk, she may be allergic to it, go to the er. ...Read more
1yr old will only drink whole milk. No table food, sometimes baby food, no water or juice. I need advice on feeding. She cries bc she is hungry. : (?
It's either a neuro-: Developmental disorder with delayed self-help & oral-motor skills or a bad habit Stop all bottles & juice; give water for thirst. Limit milk to 16 oz./day from an open-mouth cup at sit-down meals. Let her finger-feed 1 tbsp. Of each food for 10 min. Before offering help. Don't nag or beg. Ignore protests. Take a developmental screen from firstsigns. Org to her 1-yr. Medical & dental check-up ...Read more
1 year old baby transitioning to whole milk, has been fussy, and has loose stool, is she lactose intolerant?
Possibly-: If she was on lactose-free formula and is now drinking regular milk, this could be a lactose intolerance issue. However, if she was on lactose containing formula, it is very unlikely she will not tolerate regular milk because of lactose sensitivity. I'd then look for something else new in her diet which could be the culprit. ...Read more
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?
Cow's Milk: At 1 yo we recommend starting cow's milk. It depends on the patient's weight, but you can start with whole milk and then your pediatrician will tell you according to his weight of another type is needed (skim, 1 or 2%). Most whole milk in the US is fortified with Vit D. Limit the amount to 16oz a day. Too much milk can cause iron deficiency anemia. ...Read more
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