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production of milk in the breasts leading to a decline of the production of lactase. does human milk contain lactose?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: The sugar of breast milk is lactose.
Answered on May 10, 2013
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Human milk does contain lactose. However, production of breast milk does not decrease lactase (digesting enzyme) production.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016

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