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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can breast milk lead to fructose intolerance in my baby?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: Breast milk is fructose free.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 40 years experience
No: Breast milk contains lactose, a different type of sugar. Many formulas do, however contain fructose.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Many: Absolutely not. Fructose intolerance happens when you overload the intestines with to much fructose. Jams, jellies, apples, pears, mango, honey, maple syrup, soda, juices are all high sources of fructose. Breast milk has lactose. Not fructose. So this is totally fine.

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