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Can a nursing mom pass beano through her breast milk and will it help the baby be less gassy?

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Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Great question!: Sorry, but no. Gassiness in a baby is more due to swallowed air rather than indigestible foods for which the enzymes in beano work. So even if it passed through, your baby would still be gassy. Ask your pediatrician about this, as lactose intolerance usually occurs after weaning.

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