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Lactose intolerance in infants, soya milk and digestive enzymes

my baby is 1year 10 months old.she has lactose intolerance ,can i give digestive engymes to overcome lactose intolerance.i am using soya milk( infant soya formula).Is it good to use soya milk instead of cow milk. thanks srilakshmi.
Fri, 18 May 2012
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Hi,

In case of lactose intolerance, you can give baby soya milk. Even yogurt is good,as is a good source of lactase enzyme. Other food options are- hard cheese like swiss cheese, cottage cheese; lactse free milk,Canned sardines, tuna, and salmon,Calcium-fortified juices and cereals.
You can continue digestive enzyme supplements containing lactase.

Make sure your baby gets right amount of calcium in diet as lactose intolarance likely to cause calcium deficiency.[spinach,brocoli, lettuce,orange]

Regards,
Dr.Neelam.
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Lactose intolerance in infants, soya milk and digestive enzymes

Hi, In case of lactose intolerance, you can give baby soya milk. Even yogurt is good,as is a good source of lactase enzyme. Other food options are- hard cheese like swiss cheese, cottage cheese; lactse free milk,Canned sardines, tuna, and salmon,Calcium-fortified juices and cereals. You can continue digestive enzyme supplements containing lactase. Make sure your baby gets right amount of calcium in diet as lactose intolarance likely to cause calcium deficiency.[spinach,brocoli, lettuce,orange] Regards, Dr.Neelam.