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How can you tell if your kids are lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Gas: Sometimes the most common finding is bloating and gas after drinking milk, eating cheese, or milk products. Try lactaid and see if that helps.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Simple test: If you use the lactose free product (formula, milk) & the kid does well, then returns to having gas/loose stools etc when you use the lactose containing product, you have a good indication your kid is intolerant to the lactose. Diapered kids often have a burn like diaper rash if they are on lactose.

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Any non dairy: Milk intolerance is widespread. Oddly enough we are the only species that i know of that drinks the milk of another species as a dietary staple. Hormones are given to cows and antibiotics are given to prevent udder infection. These are passed on to the child in the milk. I have seen a hyperactive child become normal within 5 days of stopping milk drinking.

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