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Things you may not know about your child’s tummy.

Can your lactose intolerant child eat these foods?

Lactose intolerance is a condition where the body is unable to digest a kind of sugar called lactose. Lactose is often found in everyday products like milk and cheese. Do you know which of these foods are right for your lactose intolerant child? Take the quiz to find out!

  1. Cow’s Milk
     
     

    Sorry mommy, cow’s milk has lactose content that may upset your child’s tummy.

    That’s right, mommy! Cow’s milk has lactose content that may upset your child’s tummy.

  2. Ice Cream
     
     

    Oops! Ice cream has lactose content. Lactose intolerant children may have trouble digesting ice cream.

    Correct! Ice cream has lactose content. Lactose intolerant children may have trouble digesting ice cream.

  3. Soy Milk
     
     

    On the other hand, soy is a good alternative if you want to give your child milk. It has no lactose content, and is a good source of protein!

    Good idea mommy! If you want to give your child milk, soy is a good alternative. It has no lactose content, and is a good source of protein!

  4. Almond Milk
     
     

    Sorry, wrong answer. In fact, another good substitute for cow’s milk is almond milk. It is made from ground almonds and is free of cholesterol, saturated fat, and lactose.

    That’s right! Another good substitute for cow’s milk is almond milk. It is made from ground almonds and is free of cholesterol, saturated fat, and lactose.

  5. Cheese
     
     

    Definitely a no-no! Cheese is fermented milk. So it is not advisable to give cheese to children that are lactose intolerant. Did you know that the harder the cheese is, the less lactose it has?

    Wrong choice, mommy! Cheese is fermented milk. So it is not advisable to give cheese to children that are lactose intolerant. Did you know that the harder the cheese is, the less lactose it has?

  6. Chocolate
     
     

    That’s right. Most chocolates have milk in it. Go with healthier snacks instead, like fruits and oatmeal cookies.

    Bad idea because most chocolates have milk in it. Go with healthier snacks instead, like fruits and oatmeal cookies.

References:
https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/nutrition/Pages/Lactose-Intolerance-in- Children.aspx
http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/lactose_intolerance.html/context/644
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/118/3/1279
http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/lactose_intolerance.html/context/644

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