Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Newborns with lactose intolerance need special nutrition. When the inability of the digestive system to assimilate milk protein is found, the doctor prescribes special mixtures. It is not easy to find them on sale, since there is much less choice than classic mixtures. Recently, manufacturers have decided to remedy the situation and have begun to create more lactose-free formulas that can satisfy all of the baby's nutritional needs. They are very different, some, for example, are made from soybeans.
The editors figured out the issue. We analyzed the market and selected for the rating-review 11 best lactose-free formulas, which received high ratings and positive reviews from consumers.
- Rating of the best lactose-free infant formula
- Abbott Similac Alimentum (0-6 months)
- Nutricia Nutrilon lactose free (from 0 months)
- Nestlé NAN lactose-free (from 0 months)
- Peptamen Junior with hydrolyzed whey protein (1-10 years)
- Alfare Amino (from 0 months)
- Nutrilak 'MCT Peptides' specialized
- Humana SL (from 0 months)
- Celia LF lactose free (from 0 months)
- Nutrigen lactose-free (from 6 months)
- 'Grandma's basket' Lactose-free (0-6 months)
- 'Bellakt BL' (0-12 months)
Rating of the best lactose-free infant formula
|Nomination||a place||Name of product||price|
|Rating of the best lactose-free infant formula||1||Abbott Similac Alimentum (0-6 months)||RUB 1,140|
|2||Nutricia Nutrilon lactose free (from 0 months)||759 r|
|3||Nestlé NAN lactose-free (from 0 months)||745 RUB|
|4||Peptamen Junior with hydrolyzed whey protein (1-10 years)||RUB 975|
|5||Alfare Amino (from 0 months)||2 340 rub.|
|6||Nutrilak 'MCT Peptides' specialized||RUB 1,011|
|7||Humana SL (from 0 months)||RUB 613|
|8||Celia LF lactose free (from 0 months)||RUB 528|
|9||Nutrigen lactose-free (from 6 months)||850 RUB|
|10||'Grandma's basket' Lactose-free (0-6 months)||RUB 545|
|11||'Bellakt BL' (0-12 months)||229 r|
Abbott Similac Alimentum (0-6 months)
The dry mix is based on a unique carbohydrate composition, hydrolyzed casein and medium chain triglycerides. Free from gluten and palm oil. The mixture is suitable for babies who have a severe food allergy, as well as for babies suffering from colic due to cow's milk protein, and those with malabsorption syndrome (impaired absorption in the small intestine).
Medium chain triglyceride is the fat that babies need for better absorption, and casein hydrolyzate is a protein molecule that is broken down into tiny fragments, thereby reducing the risk of allergies. This protein is highly digestible.
After applying the mixture, colic caused by an allergic reaction decreases in children within a day. The product prevents the occurrence of diarrhea and affects the formation of normal stools similar to those of breastfed babies. It contains calcium and other minerals, vitamins for proper growth. Fatty acids, iron, choline and taurine create a unique combination that promotes the development of intelligence and vision.
The cost of packaging is 1150 rubles.
Nutricia Nutrilon lactose free (from 0 months)
A dry lactose-free mixture from a well-known manufacturer of baby food, like the previous one, is based on calcium caseinate and is recommended for babies with lactose deficiency, as it effectively and quickly removes unpleasant symptoms.
This problem is common for many newborns in the first year. It occurs due to intestinal infections or other causes. Breastfeeding, which is impossible in these circumstances, is replaced by special dry formulas that do not contain lactose and prevent the malfunctioning of the gastrointestinal tract.
Here, instead of lactose, there is glucose syrup made from polysaccharides, maltose and glucose, which is easy to digest. The product can be used as a main food or as a partial replacement in the diet.
Packing cost – 800 rubles.
Nestlé NAN lactose-free (from 0 months)
The formula is specially formulated to artificially feed newborns who are lactose intolerant. The product can be used as a main food or as a partial replacement. The composition includes a combination of vegetable oils, including palm, glucose syrup, casein, whey protein, soy lecithin.
Due to the absence of lactose, the risk of adverse symptoms is reduced: colic, diarrhea, constipation. Carbohydrates are easy to digest and provide good digestion. Lactobacilli normalize digestion, promote the development of healthy intestinal microflora, and nucleotides restore the mucous membrane in a short time. Fatty acids strengthen the immune system, aid in the development of vision and brain.
Despite all the advantages, this mixture has a number of contraindications. It should not be used when a newborn has galactosemia or the absorption of the small intestine is impaired, because this mixture contains a trace amount of lactose, which can be critical in such diseases.
The cost of packaging is 720 rubles.
Peptamen Junior with hydrolyzed whey protein (1-10 years)
The product is designed for therapeutic nutrition. Suitable for the age group from one to ten years old. For newborns, it may be the only source of nutrition. The mixture is based on hydrolyzed whey protein.
Experts recommend using the product for acute and chronic malabsorption, the need to correct the nutritional status, if there is insufficient nutrition, as well as for gastroesophageal reflux, neurological disorders, Crohn's disease, cystic fibrosis, diarrhea, short bowel syndrome, delayed development and growth after previous diseases, etc. Not indicated for galactosemia, bowel obstruction, endocrine or metabolic diarrhea.
The mixture is perfectly absorbed, provides a better supply of nutrients, as it normalizes microcirculation in the intestine; has a balanced ratio of fatty acids, which reduces inflammation in case of disturbed gastrointestinal function. Due to the high level of cysteine, inflammatory processes are controlled by neutralizing free radicals. Over fifty percent of medium chain triglycerides are excellently tolerated by the body and are an excellent source of energy.
The cost of packaging is 1000 rubles.
Alfare Amino (from 0 months)
A mixture has been developed for those suffering from severe allergic reactions or toddlers with food intolerances. The product is based on lactose-free amino acids. The mixture is suitable for long-term use for babies from birth to one year. Its effectiveness has been confirmed in numerous clinical studies.
Thanks to the structured lipids and easily digestible fats contained in the formula, the baby develops correctly. It grows healthy, as the product has an increased energy value, which compensates for the increased need for adequate nutrition in babies with severe allergies and food intolerances.
The composition contains balanced amino acids, which brings the mixture closer to breast milk. The product tastes good, so children can easily switch to it. The fat composition improves treatment, relieves symptoms.
It is important to consult with a specialist before purchasing and apply the mixture under the supervision of a doctor. In no case should one independently decide to transfer a child to full or partial artificial feeding without serious reasons, since it is breastfeeding that is the best, especially in the first six months of life, which is supported by WHO.
The cost of packaging is quite high – 2500 rubles.
Nutrilak 'MCT Peptides' specialized
The formula is designed for children with food allergies and amalabsorption syndrome. Suitable for newborns and toddlers. Non-GMO, but includes palm oil.
The product is based on whey protein hydrolyzate, which is easily absorbed, does not provoke allergies, and normalizes the functions of the gastrointestinal tract. Lactose has been replaced by glucose syrup maltodextrin. These components do not load the enzymatic systems and the intestines. MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) in case of gastrointestinal tract disorders guarantee energy intake, and nucleotides form the immune system. Macro- and microelements, vitamins and fatty acids improve the development of intelligence and maintain visual acuity, help the child grow up healthy, develop correctly during the first year of life, as they are designed specifically for this period. The product also contains L-carnitine, taurine, choline bitartrate, inositol.
Due to the whey hydrolyzate, the mixture has a bitter taste and a specific smell, which may not please the baby. Therefore, experts recommend introducing the mixture gradually so that the child gets used to it and does not experience stress from a sudden change in diet.
The cost of packaging is 1000 rubles.
Humana SL (from 0 months)
The dry mix basically contains soy proteins (soy protein isolate) instead of lactose. Does not include genetically modified foods, gluten, galactose, sucrose, fructose. Such food is curative and suitable for children from the first days of life.
It is indicated for use in case of severe allergies, intolerance to cow protein and the impossibility of breastfeeding. Includes all the necessary nutrients for a child to develop properly and grow up healthy. This is a great alternative according to many professionals and parents who have tried the mixture. The product, with constant use, normalizes the stool, relieves unpleasant symptoms in the form of colic, gas formation, and so on. Thanks to the balanced composition, the baby's immunity is strengthened, intelligence and vision develops.
One hundred milliliters of the finished mixture have an energy value of 65 calories (1.6 g of protein, 7.2 g of carbohydrates, 3.2 g of fat).
The cost of packaging is 700 rubles.
Celia LF lactose free (from 0 months)
The dry mix is ideal for babies from the first days of life. It covers all the needs of the child from the moment of birth until the moment when he turns one year old. It can act as the main food. Instead of lactose, the product uses 100% maltodextrin, which is a carbohydrate that is very easy to digest. Contains exactly the same ratio of proteins as in breast milk – forty percent casein and sixty percent whey protein.
The mixture has a beneficial effect on the intestinal microflora, making it healthy, and stimulates the immune system, thanks to bifidobacteria, the correct balance of vitamins, macro- and microelements. And starch helps to normalize the digestion process.
The mixture is sold in an iron tube, which is convenient, and the set includes a measuring spoon, with which you can collect the required amount of product and not be mistaken.
Packing cost – 650 rubles.
Nutrigen lactose-free (from 6 months)
This is not a conventional blend, it is made in the form of a drink that has a milky taste but is lactose free. Ideal for babies from six months of age and adults, in general, for everyone who has been diagnosed with a violation of the metabolism of amino acids and proteins, which occurs when there is a chronic renal pathology and intolerance to cow's milk protein. Nutrition is specially developed for the course of treatment, as an adjuvant. It is not suitable as the main one, only as a partial replacement in the diet and requires the supervision of the attending physician.
Of the advantages, it is worth highlighting a large number of components such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium. These substances contribute to the correct formation of bone material, including teeth and growth in general; normal functioning of the muscular and nervous system. A dry mixture of carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and vegetable oils allows you to normalize the digestive tract, get rid of unpleasant symptoms – diarrhea, constipation, colic, gas formation.
The product is free of gluten, lactose and protein. For this reason, food must be supplemented with natural protein and other nutrients in the quantities prescribed by the doctor in order to meet the body's needs for essential nutrients.
The cost of packaging is 850 rubles.
'Grandma's basket' Lactose-free (0-6 months)
A dry mixture from a well-known Russian manufacturer instead of lactose contains whey proteins, thanks to which the child does not develop allergies and the associated unpleasant symptoms. The product is enriched with macro- and microelements, selenium, vitamins of different groups (A, B, C, E, D, PP, K). The mixture contains: inositol, taurine, enriched tocopherol extract, palm and soybean oil.
Ideal for toddlers with allergies and lactose intolerance. The mixture normalizes digestion, forms a strong immune system, intelligence, sharp eyesight, and also contributes to healthy growth and proper development of the newborn.
Parents note that in most cases, babies easily and with pleasure switch to this mixture, since it does not differ in an unpleasant aftertaste and smell. The low cost also captivates, because the market has a very modest selection of good budget lactose-free mixtures. The product can be used as the only means of nutrition, but more often it is used as a partial replacement.
The cost of packaging is 400 rubles.
'Bellakt BL' (0-12 months)
The dry mixture will provide quality medical nutrition. Designed for babies from the first days of life to one year. Experts recommend this product in the following cases: with lactose deficiency (inability to partially or completely break down milk sugar). The use of the product allows you to get rid of unpleasant symptoms, for example, loose stools, increased gas production, colic, and bloating.
Before using, be sure to consult a doctor so that he prescribes the correct dosage and indicates what period to take the mixture. Sometimes experts prescribe a mixture for babies who have suffered severe diarrhea.
The product contains the entire spectrum of essential nutrients, selected according to age. The lactose-free mixture gives a small body everything it needs for proper development and normal growth. Does not include dyes, genetically modified organisms and is completely natural.
The energy value in one hundred grams of dry product is 515 kilocalories (10.0 g of proteins, 27.0 fats and 58.0 carbohydrates).
The cost of packaging is 300 rubles.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.