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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)?

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JasminesMom314

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

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  • 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.
    srhmldndo

    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
    jodi205

    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.
    Krysta622

    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.
    LeanneC

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

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