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I`ve put my baby onto Goats milk as I am lactose intolerant myself

hi Leanne, Ive put my baby onto Goats milk as I am lactose intolerant myself and found Caleb, my son, having the same types of symptoms I have when having dairy. When do you suggest to try "normal" formula?
He`s now 11 months old .
Thanks

Leann...
Answer: Hi There, In fact most animal breastmilk has similar levels of lactose, so goats milk will still be reasonably high in lactose. As your little one is under 12 months, I would stick with the formula you have been using. I am guessing that went fine. Then when you come to weaning him from 12 months onwards you could look at alternatives to cows` milk, as long as they are calcium enriched. If you wanted a different formula that has shown reasonable results with bubs who have reacted, Nan Gold might be worth looking at. You are close to weaning age and sometimes it is good to stick with what you know works and just make the one change when it comes time. I have a tip sheet on Huggies about milk and weaning, it also covers milk alternatives, the link is: Milk Intake Lots of children do just fine without cows` milk, and remember cheese and yoghurt are both low in lactose but high in calcium, so they are great to help keep things balanced. All the best, Leanne
Answered: 22 May 2009