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Jackie B
03-13-2009, 01:23 PM
Well, out of four kids, the last one had to be the only one with any type of food reaction. LOL He's been on soy milk for maybe 4-6 months now. He can eat cheese and ice cream, but not milk, yogurt, or sour cream. Not sure why that is. Anyway, all my other kids eat yogurt daily, and my two year old doesn't understand why he can't have any.

Has anyone ever seen lactose free yogurt? I looked the last time I was at the grocery store (happened to be A&P) and didn't see any. I have heard that there is such a thing, and would like to get some for him if possible.

Other than that, I am wondering if I could give him the lactose pills at his age? He just turned 2 in January. Like maybe a quarter of one or something? He's about 25lbs.

Thanks in advance.

bluekrissyspikes
03-13-2009, 01:57 PM
i've never seen lactose free yogurt before, or pills for kids that little. maybe try a different yogurt. i wouldn't think the pills would hurt him but it would probably be hard to get him to take them. i have two lactose intolerant kids, as well as being lactose intolerant myself, and yogurt is one of the few non-specialty milk products we can all eat without getting sick. you could try mixing lactese drops in a large container of yogurt and letting it sit since it will break down any lactose left in there. usually cheese and yogurt don't have that much lactose in them because the bacteria they use to make them also break down lactose into two other sugars that are easier to digest. i'm surprised he can eat ice cream, it makes me and the kids sooo sick.

mags
03-13-2009, 02:20 PM
My girl eats yogurt as bluekrissyspikes says yogurt usually able to be eaten. Try a different brand or try putting lactose drops into yogurt. But some lactose intolerant can be different. Try a different brand or try putting lactose drops into yogurt.
Ask your Dr or they may be able to help at the Country Way Store on Brock.

BrAt
03-13-2009, 02:20 PM
Yogurt usually helps with lactose digestion because of the probiotics in it..

Does he like cottage cheese? It's non-dairy. Maybe you could mash up some fruit and put it in with the cottage cheese to be like yogurt kinda.

Other than that, I don't know. Sorry! :(

Jackie B
03-13-2009, 03:10 PM
Hmmm...maybe I'll have to do some experiementing with yogurt then. I may have just assumed it was something causing a problem. TMI I know, but if he has a glass of milk, and a bowl of vegetable soup for lunch, the veggie soup will be in his diaper within a half an hour, just as it went it. Poor little guy. It just stampedes through his little body. :( I can always tell when he's accidentally had something. His diaper is like watery clay. Yuck! LOL

Giggle Squirt
03-13-2009, 03:12 PM
Get the lactose drops, you put it in the food it is easier then the pills. You can also put it in the milk and it is easier then buying lactose free milk. I am lactose intolerant, and i can't eat normal cheese, but i can eat swiss cheese with out any problems, astro yogurt kills me but i can eat danino yogurt no problem. Ice cream is a big no no and so is chocolate milk no matter now many lactose pills I take. When i was a kid my doctor had my mom take out all things dairy from my diet for a month.(i was given vitamins as suplaments) and then on week one they would give me a bowl of ice cream to see how i reacted to it... then wait a week then give me yogurt and see how i reacted to that and so on and so fourth to rule out an actual lactose allergy or a intolerance. I also have problems with eggs and aparently eggs have something to do with lactose allergies..

Chaotic Chick
03-13-2009, 04:56 PM
Only one of my four kids is lactose intolerant and yogurt was never a problem for her. I did start her on lactose pills when she was about two and a half, as per her pediatrician's instructions. She still had some problems so I was told that she should only eat certain cheeses (like Swiss) and to try the lactose free milk.

A*lil*Loopy
03-13-2009, 06:45 PM
I've just become lactose intolerant and it does suck. I can eat yogurt, I only eat Danon(sp) and it's never caused a problem. For ice cream I now have sherbert, you can even get it as chocolate. You can make a cheese flavoured sauce using a type of yeast, the Country way can help you with that. I can't eat processed cheese but sometimes the regular cheese is ok. No problems with cottage cheese or sour cream and I only buy Lactaid milk or Natrel lactose free milk. I can use it without the gut problems, thankfully.

I personally won't take the lactaid pills because of the aspartame so I just avoid the lactose containing products and learn the hard way. I've not seen ones without the aspartame but I've never looked.

I couldn't imagine telling a little guy that he can't have the same things as the siblings, that's got to be so hard. Maybe there are different types of yogurt that will be more tummy friendly for him but I've never seen lactose free yogurts anywhere. Definitely check with the ladies at Country Way, they'll help you and enjoy doing it.

Jackie B
03-13-2009, 09:49 PM
I went to the Country Way today, and they don't have the soy yogurt, or the lactose free yogurt, and they don't have the drops either. They have capsules? don't think that would work for a just turned 2 year old.

I'm leaving for a concert in Detroit in the morning, but I will have to test him out on the yogurt on Monday. I think I just assumed he couldn't have it. We've been buying the yogurt tubes, and the little Minigo's. So after the yogurt test, if he reacts poorly, I think I'll just borrow a lactose pill from a teen at church that is intolerant to see if it works before I spent $20 on a bottle.

gewgaw
03-14-2009, 12:56 AM
lactose intolerance is good, makes you poop alot

gewgaw
03-14-2009, 02:43 AM
I went to the Country Way today, and they don't have the soy yogurt, or the lactose free yogurt, and they don't have the drops either. They have capsules? don't think that would work for a just turned 2 year old.

I'm leaving for a concert in Detroit in the morning, but I will have to test him out on the yogurt on Monday. I think I just assumed he couldn't have it. We've been buying the yogurt tubes, and the little Minigo's. So after the yogurt test, if he reacts poorly, I think I'll just borrow a lactose pill from a teen at church that is intolerant to see if it works before I spent $20 on a bottle.

try the Yoplait Plus blue container yogurt 650g it has some plant extracts it works well

Jackie B
03-14-2009, 07:36 AM
lactose intolerance is good, makes you poop alot

True, not so good for the diaper bill though. :)

Sophie's_Mommy
03-14-2009, 10:45 AM
my sister is L.I. and she has been on those pills for years, she started them when she was about 2ish...so i dont see why your little one can not take them, just talk to his doctor..

Sophie's_Mommy
03-14-2009, 10:46 AM
True, not so good for the diaper bill though. :)

ya my sister if she ate cheese, yogurt, drank milk she would get the poops and really bad gas and stomach pains, but the pills helped her alot..

gewgaw
03-14-2009, 10:49 AM
try drinkin almost a whole 4L chocolate milk, not only will you poo you will feel nautious to the stomach from too much Vitamin D

Sophie's_Mommy
03-14-2009, 11:32 AM
well duh, if you drink too much milk you will puke...

Suze
03-16-2009, 02:18 PM
I can't believe nobody has really talked aboout soy products!! You should be able to get a number of different flavours and types of soy yogurt at any major grocery store. It is a tad pricier than regular yogurt, but I would think it is about the same price as Activia.

I can't drink milk or have ice cream, but I eat cheese and yogurt without problems. I have substituted with soy products for ice cream, and either soy, rice or almond milk for the milk part. Almond Breeze makes a KILLER chocolate milk!!

kitty&mimi
03-16-2009, 02:24 PM
try drinkin almost a whole 4L chocolate milk, not only will you poo you will feel nautious to the stomach from too much Vitamin D

i highly doubt it's the vit D. if it was, there'd be sick babies all over the place
i really think it's the fact that you drank a whole 4L chocolate milk

bluekrissyspikes
03-20-2009, 01:12 AM
i've never seen soy yogurt before. soy milk is good though, especially the vanilla one but it has a lot of sugar in it.

gewgaw
03-20-2009, 05:24 AM
i highly doubt it's the vit D. if it was, there'd be sick babies all over the place
i really think it's the fact that you drank a whole 4L chocolate milk

Yah i actually read on the internet that too much milk or vitamin D makes you nautious... and i can attain to this

gewgaw
03-20-2009, 05:25 AM
i highly doubt it's the vit D. if it was, there'd be sick babies all over the place
i really think it's the fact that you drank a whole 4L chocolate milk

ohhh and my bad... it wasnt 4L thats outrageous, it was only 2L:shade:

kitty&mimi
03-20-2009, 06:16 PM
still, drinking a whole 2L container would still do that to u

bluekrissyspikes
03-20-2009, 10:06 PM
i would think drinking 2 liters of anything at once would be enough to make you wanna hurl.

Jackie B
03-20-2009, 10:13 PM
I bought some soy yogurt tonight at Romes. They were $4.99 for 6 little cups, so I hope he likes them. A friend gave me four chewable lactose pills to try with him. I am going to start keeping a food diary for him. He has been having bad diapers even when I'm sure he's not having milk, so I'm not sure if he's starting to react to cheeses now, or if he's got some other food allergies. Poor little guy just FREAKS for a poopy diaper change, because his bum is raw from whatever is going on. :( I hope he potty trains soon. I think that will help.

Giggle Squirt
03-21-2009, 12:11 AM
A friend gave me four chewable lactose pills to try with him.

depending on the amount of lactose in a serving you need up to 6 lactose pills to stop you from getting a reaction.

I know with me personally, when I was younger, to drink a glass of milk without getting upset i would only need 4, but if i were to have a glass of chocolate milk i would need 6.. some reason chocolate milk drove my stomach crazy... So three pills might not help him if you only give him say one with a thing of yogurt... He might need 3 or 4 for that serving of yogurt.

And personally the pills taste like chewing chalk, which is why my mother went with the lactose drops. No taste and they go right into the food, or milk. I started my son on a soy diet and his doctor said that i need to make sure that he gets his vitamin D and his protien from other sources during the day because soy milk does not have that in it. He gets a daily liquid vitamin. And also soy does have alot of sugar in it. I would recomend you get a referal to a nutrition specialist. They help alot and take the guess work out of everything. They are covered by ohip. I think the food diary is a good idea. That why you have a record of what is causing him to become sick. And if you do go see a nutrition specialist, they will have something visual to go on. Hope you little guy gets better. Also for diaper rash, at romes, in the organic food section, they have a baby section with this amazing natural diaper rash cream. My son got a horriable diaper rash when he was teething and penatin was not even helping. A friend recomended it to me and i tried it and it worked amazing. I use it now at every diaper change and he has not had a diaper rash since then.

Jackie B
03-21-2009, 12:44 AM
Do you think I would need multiple lactose pills for a 25 pound child? I just assumed one would do. Hmmm...I'll have to keep playing with it. The only bummer about that *no pun intended* is his poor little bum.

Chaotic Chick
03-21-2009, 12:53 AM
When my daughter was that small she needed a half to a whole pill, depending on what she ate and how much. One should work. Try it and see. Everyone is different, and it depends on the degree of lactose intolerance. (It does sound like your little guy's is pretty severe though).

gewgaw
03-21-2009, 06:29 AM
dang i luv milk... 2L is nothing for me to drink

kitty&mimi
03-21-2009, 08:10 AM
why don't u try that lactaid milk? beatrice and natrel have them
that is what i use

Jackie B
03-21-2009, 10:00 AM
I use soy milk because it's $3.29 for a 2L and RJ's often sells it for $.99/2L. A 2L of the lactose free milk runs about $5.69 unless it's on sale. I bought some Lactaid two weeks ago at No Frills for $.99/1L. He will just grow up on soy milk, so it won't be gross to him. He loves it, and asks for it by name.

bluekrissyspikes
03-21-2009, 11:07 AM
did you try the danone yogurt? that's the one we use too. as for the bum changes, poor kid!! we use corn starch on our little guys bums and haven't had any rashes since we switched to that.

kitty&mimi
03-21-2009, 01:23 PM
jackie: yes it is $$$ esp. if more than one person is using it, fortunately im the only one with issues in the house, so i just buy that for myself, i just use it for cereal etc. i don't really drink it....i do eat yogurt which i can tolerate, it's just milk i can't handle

Jackie B
03-21-2009, 10:49 PM
I'm thinking that what I thought was turning out to be some type of food allergy may just be the flu. My five year old threw up in the Zellers parking lot on Thursday night, and all day yesterday and today Joey (my lactose intolerant kid) had nasty acid poop and burned his bum bad. Tonight he had a fever with it, so I am hoping it's just from the flu, and not a sign of other food issues.

Giggle Squirt
03-23-2009, 09:07 PM
Not to scare you, but if it does not clear up in a few days i would call a doc. My son was 3 when he first started having digestive issues, and i tried on my own to help see what he could and could not handle and what foods to put him on and such, well he just stopped eating and drinking because it was hurting him so much. He was literally starving himself, i took him to the hospital and he ended up being admitted for a week while they did tests and such. They didnt want to give him an iv, so they had every nurse in the emerg try to give him something different to drink... he would not take anything. I had my mom,. my aunts, my sisters, come in try to get him to drink and he would refuse, then he got so bad they had no choise but to put an iv in him. He still has issues on and off and was hospitalized twice more for digestive issues. Some kids just have really sensitive stomachs.

Jackie B
03-23-2009, 11:23 PM
Hmmm...I will have to watch him carefully. It doesn't seem to hurt him on the inside though. It just seems that when he has dairy products other than cheese, it and the other contents of his stomach rush through his body, and come out the other end very acidic. There is often whole undigested particles in his diaper if he gets his hands on milk. It only hurts him on the outside, when it burns his diaper area.