Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mommie | 2008-10-29

Q.

cow' s milk

Dr my baby has been adopted at birth and because there was some family history of bee-sting allergies and the one biological sister suffered from long problems, my pead said that we will put my baby on NAN HA just to be save...He is doing well on it, was on NAN lactose free, the last 2 months because of stomach virusses ect. My pead is on sick leave now for 3 months, so I took my boy to the other dr in his practice, for URI yesterday....When I asked the dr if my boy still needs to be on the NAN lactose free.....He just said, because my boy is 11 months, I can go home and buy a box of long life cow' s milk and start giving him 400ml a day....He didn' t take my boys history, didn' t read his file, or nothing. I don' t feel comfortable just switching to cow' s milk with my young baby.....What' s your thoughts on this?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You obviously cannot give your baby longlife milk if he has lactose intolerance. In any case the usual advice for a non lactose intolerance baby at 12 months would be to go onto full cream milk.You will need to continue on the NAN LF to 15 months and then change to one of the new lactose free milks which are now available in supermarkets.

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