Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

My 5 week old baby is gassy. I am lactose intolerant so I do not eat dairy which I know can cause gas. But does dairy include lactose intolerant friendly foods like yogurt, soymilk, Lactaid milk, and goat cheese (non-cow cheeses)?

Answer Question

Asked by JasminesMom314 at 8:46 AM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

Level 1 (0 Credits)
Answers (4)
  • I'm not sure about those foods. I'm lactose intolerant, but I did pretty well on all those things. But anything that gives you gas will give baby gas also.

    Answer by srhmldndo at 8:52 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • my daughter is lactose intolerent she cannot have yogurt or lactaid milk, the only milk she can drink is soy

    Answer by jodi205 at 9:13 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • You DO eat dairy. Those things are dairy. If your child has a dairy sensitivity, rather then a lactose one, this COULD be the culprit.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:11 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • When babies react to dairy, they don't react to the lactose, they react to the proteins. So anything made with cows milk may cause problems. Yogurt, lactaid milk, cheese... even baked goods make with milk or any other dairy-containing foods can cause a reaction. Goat cheese may or may not... it depends on the child.

    Check labels for the allergy info. If it says "contains: dairy", then it contains dairy. Also read ingredients... casein, whey, nonfat milk... all words for dairy.

    Answer by LeanneC at 3:57 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.