What kind of milk can I give my lactose-intolerant toddler?

Hello ladies my son has been lactose intolerance since he was a month old he was drinking alimentum but the pediatrician said to go head and give him whole milk so i tried and he got dierhea when i whent back i spoke to him about it he said to try 2% milk i really dont think thats the best choice for him so i have not tried it do any of you moms have a child with this problem if so what kind of milk do you use??

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1lamariposa

Asked by 1lamariposa at 1:26 AM on Mar. 15, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • I gave my son lactaid whole and dairy ease. They are 100% lactose free. He didn't have any problems with it. Good luck!!
    foreveryours66

    Answer by foreveryours66 at 1:28 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • Try Goats milk....he may really like it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • my MIL gives my neice soy milk
    tnteaton

    Answer by tnteaton at 1:45 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • Rice milk. It comes in different flavors also Vanilla, Chocolate, ect. My son went from soy to this with no problem. This link should provide an explanation.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-dairy-alternatives-for-lactose-intolerance.htm
    LaPrincessa80

    Answer by LaPrincessa80 at 1:53 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • I was going to say rice milk too. Im vegan so thats all I drink, and my kids drink soy milk by choice not because they are lactose intollerant. If you do choose soy milk just read the label and make sure it is 100% dairy free becuase sometimes there are added calciums and such that are milk derived.
    IsoAnAtisMommy

    Answer by IsoAnAtisMommy at 2:04 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • My family all drinks soy milk and we love it! My husband and I don't like the taste of cow's milk. I've never been a big fan of rice milk.
    It has all the calcium of cow's milk, but is cholesterol free!
    MicahsMom612

    Answer by MicahsMom612 at 2:24 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • Goat's milk is often easier for little bodies to digest. I would try switching for a little while. Rice milk is another great one :~) I personally love the taste of vanilla soy milk, but wouldn't offer it on a regular basis. I've read some controversial articles about how the body was not made to consume and digest so much soy--just my own thoughts and opinions.
    epoh

    Answer by epoh at 7:22 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • Rice milk is wonderful. My kids love it, and they barely noticed when I took them off cow's milk.

    I started with rice milk after elimating dairy from our diets. The taste is a little 'off' the first few times you try it, but you could also try soy milk too (soy milk tastes a little too sweet to me). My kids like the soy and rice milk mixed together...I guess it gives it a little bit more of a 'cow's milk' taste.
    .Peaches.

    Answer by .Peaches. at 8:56 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • my son was on the alimentum as well, they told me to go to whole milk i did and he had diarrhea as well, i switched to 2% and after a few days he was fine. Are you sure he is lactose intolerant? Can he eat things with milk? Maybe he is just sensitve to whole milk like mine was.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:56 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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  • Almond milk is good, also comes in diff flavors. Regular, vanilla or chocolate. Diamond Breeze makes it I beleive.
    Cal311

    Answer by Cal311 at 9:12 AM on Mar. 15, 2009

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