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my l yr old son was on alumentim powder milk...i wanted to know if i should give him soy milk or whole milk??

he has direhha with whole milk and now i changed him to lactose-free (didn't know there was a difference from lactose free and soy??)..

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Asked by annie956 at 6:42 PM on Jan. 31, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • My dd was on Nutramigen because of a milk allergy, when she turned one the doc told us to try whole milk first because most of the time they outgrow the allergy. We ended up on soy milk for the next year, we periodically tried the whole milk until finally it was alright. They also make soy yogurt, if that helps any. Good Luck!!

    Answer by vowens82 at 6:46 PM on Jan. 31, 2010

  • Lactose free is still cow milk. Cow milk is for baby cows, and humans don't need it. Like many other nutrients, and despite the claims of the dairy industry, plant based calcium is superior to animal based. While cow mild is rich in protein, the kind of protein that is contains is casein, while human milk protein is lactalbumin, with is easily digestible; more the 50% of casein isn’t digested and can cause health problems later in life, like food allergies. Here is some of what the doctors at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine say:

    Answer by rkoloms at 7:18 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • My son was on alimentum for a little while when he was a baby. He ended up needing something even more elemental though. But when he turned one we tried whole milk and it made him real sick so we switched to soy milk. What is the reason your child is on the alimentum? We did like vowens82 had said and tried the whole milk first to see, but it didn't work for us. My son ended up getting on Necoate Jr for a replacement for his milk.

    Answer by chelleybeans at 5:38 AM on Feb. 3, 2010

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