Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Niks | 2010-03-24



Good day doctor
My 10 mth old has gone of his Isomil 2 completely, he will only drink a 100mls a day and i try to to get the rest of the required milk in with his cereal. When offered his bottle again he will knock it out of my hand. I have two questions : Is it fine to give him cereal more than once a day as i am concerned he is not taking in enough milk? Secondly,he was/is lactose intolerant and on treatment for Nephritis but over the past two weeks i have been gradually introducing dairy back into his diet eg full cream yoghurt and cereals with milk solids, is it still fine to give him the isomil, soya yoghurt simultaneously (as i know cow''s milk can only be given at 12 mths)? Please help as i simply cannot hold him down and force the milk down his throat!

Expert's Reply



If your baby so can tolerate dairy products now he may be able to tolerate a milk formula. Try a lactose free formula to start with just to be on the safe side but he may not like it. If he won't take the lactose free formula he may be able to tolerate a low allergy formula such as NAN HA.

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