Dietary management of lactose intolerance--lactase treated milk versus soya milk.Indian J Med Sci 1993; 47(1):1-7IJ
Transient lactose intolerance secondary to infective diarrhoea is common in developing countries, & soya milk formula is commonly prescribed for its management. Lactose predigested milk feeding was done in 70 patients of test group while withdrawing lactose diet & 84.3% had control of motions with absent lactose in stool despite challenge feed, 3 days after withdrawal of lactose diet. 83.3% patients in control group fed soya milk had such improvement but the incidence of feed refusal was 30% in this group as compared to only 2.8% in lactaid group. Vomiting after feed was also found in 10% of babies fed soya milk as compared to none in lactaid group, thus proving superiority of lactaid in management of lactose intolerance diarrhoea.