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What is a lactose-free baby formula?

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This is an option for babies who can't eat cow's-milk formula because they're lactose-intolerant. Very few babies have this condition. Lactose-free formula is made from cow's milk, but with the lactose removed.

Lactose-free formula also may be easier to digest for babies who’ve been sick with diarrhea.

From: Choosing a Specialty Formula WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Choosing a Formula."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Infant Formula."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Infant Feeding Guide. Chapter 4: Infant Formula Feeding."

O'Connor, N. , April 1, 2009. American Family Physician

BMJ : "Diarrhea in Children."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Infant formula of partially hydrolyzed whey is not the secret weapon for preventing childhood allergy and asthma."

New England Journal of Medicine : "Partially Hydrolyzed Formula to Prevent Eczema."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 09, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Choosing a Formula."

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Infant Formula."

U.S. Department of Agriculture: "Infant Feeding Guide. Chapter 4: Infant Formula Feeding."

O'Connor, N. , April 1, 2009. American Family Physician

BMJ : "Diarrhea in Children."

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Infant formula of partially hydrolyzed whey is not the secret weapon for preventing childhood allergy and asthma."

New England Journal of Medicine : "Partially Hydrolyzed Formula to Prevent Eczema."

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on January 09, 2018

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