Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jansie | 2010/03/06


Milk and milk formula

Baby is 15 months old and drinks long life Nutr-Bef Soya milk and addition to that one bottle of Isomil 3 per day. The only reason for using soya milk is that she had diarrhoea around 9 months and I then changed to soya. as at advised by my local clinic. She has no allergies but is now constipated on a daily basis. I would like to know whether I could change to Parmalat long First Growth milk? Should I still give her a bottle of formula milk and should I therefore change to a normal formula milk (not soya). She eats 3 full meals a day and her weight is normal. She has an iron deficiency and drinks an iron supplement. It seems like the soya milk is ''not enough'' for her as she is constantly asking for milk.

Expert's Reply



The question really is whether your baby still has a milk allergy or possibly a lactose intolerance problem now.One way to find out is to give her a small amount of Parmalat First Growth milk and see how she does. If she develops diarrhoea then she will not be able to tolerate any cow's milk based growth formula now.If she can tolerate the Parmalat milk she should do well and hopefully her constipation problem will also be solved.

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