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Advice Needed: advice on lactose education my son and I just go...

Posted by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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advice on lactose education! my son and I just go diagnosed with being lactose intolerant. so I am clueless on whats the next step.. need advice on what we can and cant eat???

by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:49 PM
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Andrewsmom70
by Gold Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:52 PM
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We use almond milk just like regular milk. I use the unsweetened vanilla just like regular milk- in cereal, recipes, etc. The dark chocolate almond milk is soooo tasty to me.

lara2184
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 4:54 PM

 

does the body have to get use to almond milk? i will try it thank you. my son misses ice cream the most do u know of any that we can have?

GwenMB
by Gwen on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:16 PM
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Go to the grocery store & ask if they have a dietician/nutritionist.  If they do, that person would be able to help you.  I know there is lactose free ice cream - you could just go look in the freezer case of the grocery store.

It can, sometimes, take a while to get used to almond milk (or anything else that is new or different).  There is such thing as lactose-free milk, though, that isn't just almond milk.  Look in the diary case at your grocery store - its usually by the milk.

lara2184
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:19 PM

thank you just need to change our life style a little!

steelcrazy
by Emerald Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:40 PM
Lactaid will become your new BFF. Take it prior to eating ice cream or any other must have food.

What you can eat depends on the severity if your intolerance.
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frndlyfn
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:42 PM

I agree.  it all depends on your severity....... I love Rice cream- ice cream made with rice milk.   He can still have fruit juice popsicles and sorbets as well for cold treats.  Lactaid milk may be ok for you to drink if you want to stay with cows milk.

wakymom
by Ruby Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 5:45 PM

 I agree w/ Steel that Lactaid is now your new best friend. Store brands work just as well- dd prefers the vanilla flavored CVS brand, while I use Costco's Kirkland brand.

There is lactose free milk and ice cream. I haven't tried the ice cream, but the milk does taste a little different.

Read labels! You would be surprised what products add lactose/lactic acid to enhance flavor. I learned that the hard way. . .

 

 

 

clairewait
by on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:14 PM

My husband and both my daughters are lactose intollerant. I think my son actually has a milk protein allergy.

You pretty much just stop eating all milk products and stop drinking milk.

It turns that everyone can still tolerate sour cream in moderation, and most cheeses. The main culprits here are milk, yogurt, and ice cream.

We don't even try to substitute. We just cut it out and have completely adjusted. (They do have almond milk on cereal and my son drinks almond milk because he's 15 months. The girls just drink water now.)

MamiJaAyla
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:46 PM

Lactaid is lactose free milk.  There are also tons of diary free (almond, soy etc.)

Also not everyone is the same amount of intolerant.  My dad.... MAJOR.  Me, not so much, I didn't become intolerant till my mid twenties and I can have cheese etc.  just not in large amounts.

My ds is somewhat (although he's the one that ended up on Nutrimagen and goats milk as a little one).  My dd SCREAMED from the moment she was born until I switched her to nutrimagen and then soy (yes people I bf BUT due to surgery I cannot produce enough milk - cut milk ducts seen by various midwives, doulas, lactation specialist etc.)

So... don't worry life is NOT over.  Lactose intolerant is not that big a deal and as you learn your bodies you'll figure out what level you may be at.

BUT... there is lactose free ice-cream too.

Warning... lactose free is almost double per gallon than reg. milk (right now I typically pay about 5.48 - 6.19 per gallon)

MamiJaAyla
by Bronze Member on Apr. 3, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Oh, reading the pp just reminded me... the probiotics in yougurt actually HELPED with ds's lactose.  And I believe its helped dd too. BUT THAT IS JUST MY VIEW.... I'd speak to your allergist/doctor/nutritionist.

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