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Lactose free milk after a stomach virus?

I posted a ? about how long to wait after vomiting and one mom suggested lactose free milk. Has anyone else used this? My DD is refusing to drink now because she wants milk and I'm not giving it to her yet. I just wondered if anyone had any experience using lactose free to get over the hump before the kid could have real milk.

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Asked by ta2dirishlass at 11:31 PM on Jan. 11, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I've never heard to withhold milk. If she wants some, let her have some. Give her a little sip, wait several minutes, give her another, etc. See if she feels queasy.

    Other than that, keep her foods fairly bland and avoid fatty foods like chicken nuggets.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:53 PM on Jan. 11, 2009

  • Do almond milk. Lactose free. VERY good. Vanilla flavored.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 12:40 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • My daughter ended up lactose intolerant after two back-to back stomach flus at 15 mo. (She had no issues as an infant with normal formula and had been on regular milk for 2 months, no problems!) I tried reintroducing with acidophilus milk (as my parents had done with me and her dr. suggested) and yogurt and after kiddo having the runs for over a month (but no other symptoms and not dehydreated either)and trying to reintroduce normal milk failed, I tried the Lactaid milk and they went away immediately.

    Sadly, no more dairy for my kid. :( And I too am lactose intolerant and have been since right after I had my kid. Who knows why?

    I'd try acidophilus milk and yogurt.

    Answer by aridattebayo at 2:29 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

  • Nope never heard of it. If mine haven't thrown up in a few hours, and there is no fever, I will give them a little milk if they want it.

    Answer by MarshaB702 at 6:39 AM on Jan. 12, 2009

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