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Calcium Pinky Pie ♥ 2 kids; Kingston, ON, Canada 4099 posts
7th Oct '13

My soon to be 1 year old (10 days) is lactose intolerant and can't be put on whole milk. I know there are other alternatives and I have tried rice milk (constipates her) she wont touch soy milk and she likes coconut milk. I don't want to try almond milk cause she has a few food related allergies and I want to have her test first before giving anything with nuts. I also can get lactose free milk from the health food store but it's like 5$ for not even a litre of milk. We don't have lactaid here (well not that I've seen here anyway) So my question is, since my LO is lactose intolerant and can't have dairy, what can I do for calcium. Is there a supplement available? The milk she chose to like does't have any in it. They do have an enriched version but it's not available here. :are_you_for_real:She does eat soy/coconut yoghurt but that's not enough to meet the daily requirement. So what I'm doing right now is still mixing her formula with the coconut milk so that she does get calcium.

~~My Pet Wussy~~ 3 kids; USA 23722 posts
7th Oct '13
Quoting Pinky Pie ♥:

My soon to be 1 year old (10 days) is lactose intolerant and can't be put on whole milk. I know there are other alternatives and I have tried rice milk (constipates her) she wont touch soy milk and she likes coconut milk. I don't want to try almond milk cause she has a few food related allergies and I want to have her test first before giving anything with nuts. I also can get lactose free milk from the health food store but it's like 5$ for not even a litre of milk. We don't have lactaid here (well not that I've seen here anyway) So my question is, since my LO is lactose intolerant and can't have dairy, what can I do for calcium. Is there a supplement available? The milk she chose to like does't have any in it. They do have an enriched version but it's not available here. :are_you_for_real:She does eat soy/coconut yoghurt but that's not enough to meet the daily requirement. So what I'm doing right now is still mixing her formula with the coconut milk so that she does get calcium.



milk is actually a prett poor source of calcium. People do not need milk and def don't need milk substitutes. 

GoogLe calcium rich veggies.


r a b b i t ™ Somewhere, US, United States 27547 posts
8th Oct '13

She could probably eat regular yogurt, actually. The bacteria in yogurt help to break the lactose in yogurt down and most people with lactose intolerance find they can eat yogurt just fine. Cheese might not bother her too much either, particularly blue veined cheeses so long as they're pasteurized, swiss cheeses, particularly gruyere, and mozzarella.

You can also add leafy greens, kale, turnip greens, garlic, broccoli, okra, tomatoes, oranges, oatmeal, and salmon to her diet. I believe there are a few varieties of beans that are fairly calcium rich as well.