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is my baby lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
26 years experience Pediatrics
No: Lactose intolerance is common among adults, but is extremely rare in babies. All mammal milk (including human milk) contains lactose, and the chances of a newborn being lactose intolerance are a million-to-one. People become lactose intolerant later in life (teens, usually), almost never as babies.
Answered on Mar 27, 2011
Dr. Marcus Degraw
21 years experience Pediatrics
No: No, lactose intolerance does not exist in infants. The earliest this entity will show up is after 2 years old and likely still very rare until age 5 years. No worries on this front, this is not your problem.
Answered on Nov 25, 2013
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: A baby can develop transient lactose intolerance after a bad diarrhea. It seldom lasts more than a week or two, and healing is delayed if lactose containing feeds continue during the illness.You really didn't offer much to go on.In the future please list the kids age and other symptoms when you ask a question.
Answered on Sep 3, 2015

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