Posted by: flower | 2009/09/10


lactose intollerant versus cow milk

hi there

my son has been on nan lactose free milk and is happy with this milk. He was never treated for lactose intollerant but suffered with terrible stools and cramps on any other milk (tried all of them) My son is turning 1 now in september and i was wondering where to now...

What age should they go onto cow milk?
We tried about two months ago to change his milk and he ended up screaming with cramps and pain?
When do they normally outgrow being lactose intollerant?
what are my options?
my son was exactly 1 month prem should i leave him therefore longer on formula?
can i add anything to the milk to make it taste better?

thank you for the great advise.

Expert's Reply



You can continue with the NAN LF until your baby is 15 months old and then change over to one of the new low lactose milks in cartons which one can buy in supermarkets.It appears that your son's lactose intolerance will remain a problem for him.

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