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1 year old sick after cow's milk

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AlexisScott255 Wed 24-Dec-14 14:35:13

My son had colic and acid reflux from birth to 3 months. I cut out dairy in my diet but it didn't seem to help.

At 6 months I started supplementing with formula. The first two types upset his tummy so we switched to aptamil comfort, which is ok.

Now he's 1 year old and I've tried to gradually introduce whole cow's milk (with breakfast or 1/7th of his bottle of formula) but he's sick every time.

I'm wonering if I should switch to lactofree milk. Any recommendations?

ilovepowerhoop Wed 24-Dec-14 22:33:07

can't hurt to try it.

ruth1104 Thu 25-Dec-14 07:59:49

its pretty unusual (but not impossible) for babies to be lactose intolerant; lactose is present in breastmilk, intolerance usually develops in later life. If there was a cows milk protein intolerance you could try some alternatives, i think (not sure) almond or oat milks are ok?

Hurr1cane Thu 25-Dec-14 08:16:03

I'd go to the GP and ask for an allergy test first though.

ilovepowerhoop Thu 25-Dec-14 08:53:34

lactofree milk is just cows milk with the lactose broken down and is easy to find in the shops. try it and see if it helps

NannyR Thu 25-Dec-14 09:11:54

Aptamil comfort has lactose in it so if he was fine on that it's unlikely to be lactose intolerance. Would second the suggestion of seeing the gp before making any changes.

ilovepowerhoop Thu 25-Dec-14 11:05:32

comfort has lower lactose than normal formula though

Madamecastafiore Thu 25-Dec-14 11:08:10

Dd is lactose intolerance but was ok when I was breast feeding her. I have lactose intolerance too. We all Use Lactofree milk, cheese etc and if she has any normal dairy she gets hideous gas and runny poo and is really uncomfortable.

Madamecastafiore Thu 25-Dec-14 11:09:05

Sorry, was cleaning teeth and has to spit!

So give Lactose free stuff a try. Can't hurt.

AlexisScott255 Sat 27-Dec-14 11:06:25

Thank you everyone for your replies smile I'll try the lactofree milk and ask the dr about it when we go in for his vaccinations.

Hope you all had a good christmas x

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