I have tried this on and off - whole milk for my toddler. But whenever I have given whole milk to my son, either on the same day, or after 2 or 3 days in a row of cow's milk, he has bad tummy ache a few hours later especially during his nap/mostly before or during night sleep times. Does this sound familar to anyone? It doesn't look like an allergy because he doesn't have any other symptom than a bloated stomach (i think) which causes his stomach ache. The pain doesn't ease completely with the mylicon drops but somewhat. I read that lactose intolerance happens more after 3 years of age?? My son is 18 months old. Could he have lactose intolerance or is this something else?
FMI, I drink atleast 2 cups of milk every day and that doesn't seem to bother him. He breastfeeds atleast 5 times a day still. He is a very picky eater which is why I wanted to get him started on milk once a day for the protien/calcium. I have noticed a similar problem when he has the baby yogurt too, sometimes (which he loves, mainly because of yobaby's flavors - doesn't like plain yogurt/cheese).