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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Can dribking a lot of milk throughout the day & whole wheat causes loose stools ?

Can dribking a lot of milk throughout the day & whole wheat causes loose stools ?

Only if...: These are not likely to cause loose stools unless one has gluten sensitivity, lactose intolerance or milk allergy. All of these are surprisingly common. Whole wheat is no more likely than white flour to cause loose stools. The best way to see if you have issues with these foods is to avoid wheat/gluten and dairy for at least 2 weeks and reintroduce them one at a time to see how they affect you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a toddler be allergic to whole milk if she was not allerigic to cow based formula?

Is it possible that a toddler be allergic to whole milk if she was not allerigic to cow based formula?

Possible: You can acquire an allergy to a protein based food item like cow milk at any point in life.However, true cow milk allergy is relatively uncommon and could be confirmed by testing.Cow milk intolerance is more common, results in similar symptoms and can reflect problems with several components of the product, like the sugar source lactose. ...Read more

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What is the difference between whole milk and full cream milk. Can all be used for a toddler?

What is the difference between whole  milk  and full cream milk. Can all be used for a toddler?

The same : It is the same if they are referring to the fat content. The current recommendations is to start healthy eating as early as infancy. Though milk is very healthy, a reduced fat milk is preferable. ...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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36 month old toddler is underweight. Doctor said he needs higher fat foods; recommended lots of whole milk all day. What are other choices for healthy high fats for a picky eater?

36 month old toddler is underweight. Doctor said he needs higher fat foods; recommended lots of whole milk all day.  What are other choices for healthy high fats for a picky eater?

See below: There are yogurts, or kefir's that children usually like. Whole grain pasta, cheeses, fruits, veggies, meats (not processed). Keep meal times the same and try to eat together (if possible). Offer the same or very similar food to your toddler, but also have 1 things that he likes in case he refuses to eat. Persistence is a key and keep offering the food even if the child says 'no'. ...Read more

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What causes green diarrhea during a toddler chest infection?

What causes green diarrhea during a toddler chest infection?

Green stool: The colour of stool primarily depends on travel time through the bowel. Green generally means a more rapid transit time and is not dangerous. All the best. ...Read more

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Why does just 1 cup of cow milk, and lactose free milk cause my son instantly constipated, but cow base toddler formula causes diarrhea after 1 cup.

Why does just 1 cup of cow milk, and lactose free milk cause my son instantly constipated, but cow base toddler formula causes diarrhea after 1 cup.

Wrong Statement:: I think, your statement is over exaggerated. In reality it doesn't happen. Anyways, take your child to his pediatrician and explain in front! diarrhea can be instant by definition, constipation is not. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more