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Is it possible for a baby devolop galactosemia?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
If genes present: Galactosemia ( presence of excessive galactose in the blood) can develop in an infant born without the genes that codes for galactase, the enzyme that breaks down galactose. Removal of galactose from the diet (this is the sugar in mothers milk), will prevent the problem & its many bad effects on the body.

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