• Nutrition

Infant Products

Lactose is the main carbohydrate source in most Similac® formulas.

  • Similac® Sensitive® Lactose Sensitivity and Similac Total Comfort® are formulated with an alternate carbohydrate source and therefore only contain inherent sources of lactose derived from the milk protein source. This makes them suitable for infants with lactose sensitivity.
  • There are two Similac® infant formulas that are considered lactose-free: Similac® Alimentum® and Similac® Isomil®.

Adult Products

All adult nutritional products contain some milk protein, with the exception of Pedialyte®, Pedialyte® powder sticks, Pedialyte® AdvancedCare® Plus powder sticks and Pedialyte® freezer pops.

Most people with lactose intolerance can tolerate a certain amount of lactose in their diet. A review of the medical and scientific literature1,2 suggests that most lactose-intolerant patients could tolerate up to 6 g of lactose per serving. Low levels of lactose in nutritional products can now be detected because of improvements in testing methodology.

All adult products, as well as the pediatric products listed below, contain less than 1.5 g of lactose per serving and are therefore suitable for most people with lactose intolerance.

For additional information related to ingredients in Abbott products, refer to the PRODUCTS section of this website or the product label.

1. Suarez F. Abbott Nutrition medical assessment of lactose tolerance in the lactose maldigesters population. April 2007. 2. Hertzler SR, Huynh BC, Savaiano DA. How much lactose is low lactose? J Am Diet Assoc 1996;96:243-6.

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