Autism Question

Is there casein in lactaid milk?

Does anyone know if there is casein in lactaid milk? My PDD-NOS daughter keeps getting yeast infections and I am discovering in my readings that milk products contribute to recurring yeast infections. Any advice? My girls LOVE milk products and trying to convert to the GFCF diet has been very trying. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

posted over 5 years ago by A MyAutismTeam User

Yep; there's a lot. The Lactaid milk just has an enzyme (lactase) added to it to break down the lactose. It doesn't touch the casein.

posted over 5 years ago

Have you tried almond or rice milk as a substitute? They both take some getting used to because of the flavor, but are casein-free.

posted over 5 years ago

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posted over 5 years ago

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posted about 5 years ago

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posted about 5 years ago

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posted about 5 years ago

They sell nasty cheese that's made of soy. We've tried half a dozen brands, and all anyone said was "yuk".

posted about 5 years ago

Daiya cheese isn't too bad when melted. Most soy and rice cheeses actually have casein in them so they are off-limits for us.

posted about 5 years ago

@A MyAutismTeam User,
Thanks. I didn't know that!

edited, originally posted about 5 years ago
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