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Doctor insights on: What Are The Dangers Of Lactose Free Milk

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Is non fat milk lactose free?

Is non fat milk lactose free?

No: Non-fat milk is fat free. Still contains lactose. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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What will happen if you drink a lactose free milk even though you're not lactose intolerant?

Nothing: Lactose-free milk is just regular cow's milk with lactase-enzyme added to convert lactose sugar molecules to simpler sugars such as glucose and galactose, which can be absorbed without further enzymatic action in the intestine. It will not hurt you in any way to drink lactose-free milk. There is also no particular advantage unless you are lactose-intolerant. ...Read more

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Can I drink lactose free milk like almond milk but im not lactose tolerant is it still fine to drink lactose free milk?

Can I drink lactose free milk like almond milk but im not lactose tolerant is it still fine to drink lactose free milk?

Yes: Whether you have lactose issues or not, you are fine to drink lactose free cow's milk or any other "milk" product like almond milk. ...Read more

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Is lactose/dairy free coconut milk okay for Crohn's patients?

Is lactose/dairy free coconut milk okay for Crohn's patients?

Yes: Coconut water/milk is lactose free. Sometimes malabsorption is a problem with dairy in Crohn's but if you have no gas, bloating, or diarrhea with coconut milk then you're in the clear. ...Read more

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How do I switch my lactose intolerant baby off formula and onto lactose-free cow milk?

How do I switch my lactose intolerant baby off formula and onto lactose-free cow milk?

Mixing: Add some lactose free milk to each formula feeding, slowly increasing the lactose free milk portion. This will mask the taste initially, and the baby will be tolerant to the new milk taste. ...Read more

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My daughter can't poo without exruictaing pain and isn't taking her milk. She currently is on a lactose free her poo is also green?

My daughter can't poo without exruictaing pain and isn't taking her milk. She currently is on a lactose free her poo is also green?

Constipation: I would need a bit more information in order to help you properly. Her age, how long she has had this problem, any blood in her poo, remedies tried prior, any past medical history. If pain really is excruciating I recommend taking her to the emergency department. ...Read more

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I'm thinking about switching from lactose free milk to almond milk since I found out that almond milk has fewer calories. Should I make the switch?

I'm thinking about switching from lactose free milk to almond milk since I found out that almond milk has fewer calories. Should I make the switch?

Drinkers preference: There is no problem switching to almond milk from lactose free as it is lactose free as well. However almond milk contains less calcium and protein unless fortified with these substances so depends if you need these things. The almond milk has less calories if that is a concern. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My 2 years toddler is lactose intolerant can I mix Lactase chewable tablets in milk for her? We are going in the country where no lactose free milk

My 2 years toddler is lactose intolerant can I mix Lactase chewable tablets in milk for her? We are going in the country where no lactose free milk

A 2-year old should: Be able to chew LACTAID® Fast Act Caplets or Fast Act Chewable Vanilla Twist Flavour Tablets immediately prior to ingesting milk or milk products. Ask your pediatrician about dosage. You can't count on the tablets to dissolve completely or be evenly distributed in cold milk. 16-21 oz./day of milk & milk products is recommended for her age.

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Several years ago, I stopped being able to digest dairy, and thought I became lactose intollerant. However, I can't digest loctose-free milk, or eggs.

Avoid them: If your body says no, believe it! Lactose intolerance is a simple enzyme deficiency which can be overcome by adding the enzyme. Your symptoms points to a food intolerance based otherwise, and may be allergy. (egg, milk) Neither are required for a normal life. You can replace the nutrients from either with other foods/fluids. ...Read more

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Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Is lactose free milk safe for acid reflux and lactose intolerance?

Yes: It is safe for both of those conditions. The milk sugar is already digested and gas and bloating should not be a problem. ...Read more

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Ok so I have a bad ulcer Already taking meds, my dr said no dairy my question is can I drink lactose free milk??

Ok so I have a bad ulcer Already taking meds, my dr said no dairy my question is can I drink lactose free milk??

Still dairy: Lactose free milk is still considered dairy, as only the lactose has been taken out. Yogurt, milk, ice cream and cheeses are also all dairy. Soy, almond or rice milks are non-dairy alternatives. ...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

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How do I relieve bloating and gas, even though I only drink lactose free milk now?

How do I relieve bloating and gas, even though I only drink lactose free milk now?

Gas: Many processed foods contain dairy products; so you have to check ingredients. Of course, other dairy products contain lactose, too—cheese, ice cream, yogurt. You can take lactase tablets (otc) before a meal to help break down lactose. Simethicone can help break up gas bubbles to relieve bloating & discomfort. ...Read more

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Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

Could cancer patients receiving chemo drink milk? Or lactose free milk or none of the dairy milk product

No such restrictions: Dairy products are not harmful to patients with Cancer unless they are overweight, in which case we try to minimize dairy product use in order to lose weight. Over-weight is not good for anyone including patients with cancer. As such patients with Cancer are allowed to drink milk, especially reduced fat type of milk is good for their nutrition. ...Read more