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How common is lactose intolerance on babies?

How common is lactose intolerance on babies?

Milk problems: Babies can have a variety to reactions to milk, some are intolerance and some are allergic. You can try soy or hemp milk to see if it is better tolerated. To make sure the baby does not have a milk allergy, consult an allergist. ...Read more

Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


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What is the difference between lactose intolerance and dairy allergies in babies? I am a mother of a 4 month baby, and when she was 1 week she was diagnosed with an allergy to lactose - the smear test came out with clotted blood hidden in the poop. As a

What is the difference between lactose intolerance and dairy allergies in babies? I am a mother of a 4 month baby, and when she was 1 week she was diagnosed with an allergy to lactose - the smear test came out with clotted blood hidden in the poop. As a

Very different: Some babies are born with cow's milk protein allergy which they may grow out of. It can lead to blood in the stool, fussiness (gerd) or rash. Some with cows mp allergy also have soy allergy which means no milk intake for mom when nursing or a special formula for baby. Lactose intolerance happens later and is due to poor gut absorption of milk. It can lead to gassiness and loose stool. ...Read more

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Is my baby lactose intolerant?

Is my baby lactose intolerant?

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. ...Read more

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My baby has severe trapped wind what can I do to help her? I'm lactose intolerant could she be?

My baby has severe trapped wind what can I do to help her? I'm lactose intolerant could she be?

Yes: She could be lactose intolerant or milk protein intolerant. Homeopathic cocyntal may help her pass the wind. Pumping her ;legs in a bicycle fashion may help too. Gently rubbing her tummy in a clockwise direction may also help. Hope one of these ideas helps. ...Read more

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How do I switch my lactose intolerant baby off formula and onto lactose-free cow milk?

How do I switch my lactose intolerant baby off formula and onto lactose-free cow milk?

Mixing: Add some lactose free milk to each formula feeding, slowly increasing the lactose free milk portion. This will mask the taste initially, and the baby will be tolerant to the new milk taste. ...Read more

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I was lactose intolerant when I was a baby and it seem to go away but I believe it has came back what do it do for the sickness?

I was lactose intolerant when I was a baby and it seem to go away but I believe it has came back what do it do for the sickness?

Avoid it: If you cramp or have loose stools only after consuming lactose containing material (bovine milk, ice cream, etc.)you may have lactose intolerance. If so, you avoid it or ingest the lactase enzyme (lactaid pills) prior to consuming it. There are other reasons people cramp or pass loose stools, so you may want to check with your doc. ...Read more

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If baby is lactose intolerant then do I need to stop taking milk if breastfeeding?

If baby is lactose intolerant then do I need to stop taking milk if breastfeeding?

Confusing question: If baby is truly lactose intolerant, s/he will not be able to tolerate your milk. All human milk contains lactose. If you are not lactose intolerant, you can consume it and it will not effect the "lactose" content of babies milk. Some babies are partially intolerant to lactose after diarrheal illness, but recover. ...Read more

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I'm currently 9 weeks prgnant. Is coffee/tea okay during pregnncy? & since I'm lactose intolerant, what can I take for my baby? Pls advise.

I'm currently 9 weeks prgnant. Is coffee/tea okay during pregnncy? & since I'm lactose intolerant, what can I take for my baby? Pls advise.

Decaf and lactofree: You can enjoy your teas and even some coffee, but I would realy stick to decaf as much as possible. As far as being lactose intolerant (and I know from personal experience), there are many lacotse free products out there now. You can buy lactose free milk (tastes exactly like regular milk), and can use that to make things like pudding, etc. Also, yogurt is a good addition for more dairy. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for a lactose intolerant child?

Is there a cure for a lactose intolerant child?

Best to accept it: The truly lactose intolerant child is either born without the enzyme needed to digest lactose, or looses it with age. It can be temporary after a bowel injury like prolonged diarrhea. That self heals over time. Humans also do not have enzymes to digest Cellulose (like termites) or fucose (in beans) & life goes on. Kids can take the enzyme as a supplement, or just avoid lactose & have a great life. ...Read more

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How can I know if my child is lactose intolerant? How do I know which cheeses and yogurts don't have lactose?

How can I know if my child is lactose intolerant? How do I know which cheeses and yogurts don't have lactose?

Lab Tests or Symptom: Your child's doctor can run lactose-intolerance tests. However, the easiest way may be to remove lactose-containing foods/beverages from the child's diet and see if their symptoms improve. I'm afraid all cheeses and yogurts contain lactose. There are some speciality milks that are lactose free. However, if your child is lactose-intolerant, there is no need to have dairy in their diet. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant and possibly celiac, how would this effect an unborn child?

Minimal effect: If you are able to stay relatively healthy during pregnancy & keep your basic nutrition in good order neither issue should hurt your baby. The body has a way of sorting out the nutrients baby needs & sending them over the placenta, even if you don't do a good job of keeping up. Your bones can be stripped of calcium & body of nutrients that you don't replace. ...Read more

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Lactose intolerant and possibly celiac, how would this affect an unborn child?

Lactose intolerant and possibly celiac, how would this affect an unborn child?

Unlikely to be a pbm: As long as you maintain good basic nutrition and rest during your pregnancy, baby should be fine. The fetus has an uncanny ability to draw its needs from your body, so your nutrition is as much to replenish the things baby takes from you as it is to support baby. ...Read more

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How do you feed a child that is lactose intolerant? Do foods without milk but with whey or casein cause problems?

How do you feed a child that is lactose intolerant? Do foods without milk but with whey or casein cause problems?

Avoid lactose: The sugar in human and bovine (cow) milk is lactose and u avoid symptoms by avoiding lactose. Cheddar cheese, a bovine milk product has minimal lactose left in it after the transition to cheese. Other lactose free products like soy milk are available. A lactose intolerant kid can usually tolerate milk with added lactose enzyme that is sold under various names like "lactaid". ...Read more

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How do in know if my child is lactose intolerant?

Diarrhea, bloating: Generally, a person will get abdominal cramps, gassiness and diarrhea after consuming milk products, including milk, cheese and ice cream. Severity varies. ...Read more

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If my child gets a bad stomached when he drinks milk, does this mean he is lactose intolerant, is there a test for this?

If my child gets a bad stomached when he drinks milk, does this mean he is lactose intolerant, is there a test for this?

Yes: There are specific tests for lactose intolerance (cho breath test, for example). Another way to test whether your child is lactose intolerant is to treat your child with lactase (the enzyme that digests lactose) regularly for several days up to a couple of weeks. If it helps, you have found a solution. ...Read more

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My friend's 5, 5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema, used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

My friend's 5, 5 month old baby doesn't eat or sleep, cries all the time, has eczema, used so many creams but nothing helps, is lactose intolerant?

Needs care: The baby needs to be seen by a pediatrician for allergy testing and better care for eczema. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy. It is an inability to break down the milk sugar, lactose, leading to diarrhea. More likely is a protein intolerance or allergy. The baby may need a hypoallergenic or amino acid based formula. Severe eczema can be worsened by bacterial colonization of the skin. ...Read more

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If a baby is born lactose intolerant, what happens during breast-feeding?

If a baby is born lactose intolerant, what happens during breast-feeding?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose is the main sugar in breast milk. A lactose-intolerant baby will refuse to continue taking it because it will cause abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea. However, lactase, the enzyme that splits lactose to simple sugars, maybe added to expressed breast milk in a bottle and fed to the baby instead. The easier way is to feed the baby with lactose-free formula. ...Read more

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1 year old baby transitioning to whole milk, has been fussy, and has loose stool, is she lactose intolerant?

1 year old baby transitioning to whole milk, has been fussy, and has loose stool, is she lactose intolerant?

Possibly-: If she was on lactose-free formula and is now drinking regular milk, this could be a lactose intolerance issue. However, if she was on lactose containing formula, it is very unlikely she will not tolerate regular milk because of lactose sensitivity. I'd then look for something else new in her diet which could be the culprit. ...Read more

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My 19 month baby is lactose intolerant so sh3 is on lactaid ordered by her doctor, now she pushes & nag when she has bowel movements, how can I help her?

My 19 month baby is lactose intolerant so sh3 is on lactaid ordered by her doctor, now she pushes & nag when she has bowel movements, how can I help her?

Increase fiber: You need to increase her fiber intake so that her stools are softer and easier to pass. This has nothing to do with her being on lactose free milk, except she now doesn't get diarrhea from the lacotse, so stools are more formed. Also ensure plenty of just plain water every day. If despite these things she is still straining, talk to doctor about MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) to help soften stools. ...Read more

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What do we do if our 13 month old does not like the taste of milk? Hi, my question is our child is 13 months. He was on enfamil nutramigin due to the fact he was very lactose intolerant. About 3 months ago his doctor wanted us to start introducing hi

What do we do if our 13 month old does not like the taste of milk? Hi, my question is our child is 13 months. He was on enfamil nutramigin due to the fact he was very lactose intolerant. About 3 months ago his doctor wanted us to start introducing hi

You: You have two good options here; the first is to try soy milk, if he likes it you can continue with the soy, and eventually you could try half soy and half regular; that's what I did for my baby from about 12 months to 16 months, then I transitioned her to regular milk.
The second option is to switch to a toddler formula which is designed for babies one year and up. It comes in regular (milk based) and soy formulation, and can be bought wherever regular formula is sold.
Lastly, adding chocolate syrup to milk is not a good idea because he will always want his milk this way, and that is not good for him from a nutritonal standpoint.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if your baby has lactose intolerance?

How do you know if your baby has lactose intolerance?

Trial on/off lactose: If your newborn or older infant has loose acidic stools, a scorch like diaper rash & lots of cramping on regular cow milk formula, a trial on a lactose free product (cow based or soy) may produce a happy change in baby. If this solves your problem, baby is likely lactose intolerant but may be more tolerant as they age. ...Read more

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Silk ok if lactose intolerant?

Silk ok if lactose intolerant?

Yes: Silk is soy milk (the whey from fermenting soy). There are no milk products in it, thus no lactose. ...Read more

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Could you become lactose intolerant?

Could you become lactose intolerant?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can develop in adulthood. It can be primary loss of lactase enzyme activity which is genetically programmed. It can also be secondary, due to injury of the small intestine by another disease such as celiac disease. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm lactose intolerant?

What to do if I'm lactose intolerant?

Diet and pills: Lactose intolerance tends to persist once one develops it. Trying avoiding foods with lactose or find alternatives that are lactose-free. You can also take some Lactaid enzyme pills before consuming milk products. ...Read more

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How to tell if I am lactose intolerant?

How to tell if I am lactose intolerant?

Breath testing: There is a simple breath test that many labs run to diagnose lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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How to determine if I'm lactose intolerant?

How to determine if I'm lactose intolerant?

Milk sugar pbm: Lactose intolerant means you can't tolerate the sugar in milk. You can take lactaid pills to replace the missing enzyme in your diet. If you have foods that contain the milk sugar without the enzyme, you might get symptoms of bloating, gas, diarrhea and cramping after ingesting milk products. ...Read more

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How to determine if I am lactose intolerant?

Symptoms: If you are lactose intolerant you would have symptoms such as abdominal pain, gas, loose bowel movement some time after eating lactose containing foods. ...Read more

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How would you know you're lactose intolerant?

Bloat, cramp: Bloating, cramping, diarrhea, gas, within a hour to three hours after milk or dairy products. You can have one of these symptoms or more than one. Or all of them. It may be dose dependent. The more milk and dairy you have, the worse the symptoms. There are hidden sources of milk, like certain bread crumbs. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to be lactose intolerant?

Yes: Lactose intolerance can occur anytime in someone's life. The chances increase with age. ...Read more

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What all must I stop eating if lactose intolerant?

Spreadable and drink: Milk products that are drinkable and spreadable have high blactose contenet. Lactaidev milk and ice cream predigest lactose and may be used. ...Read more

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Might a person be lactose intolerant only sometimes?

The tipping point: Lactose intolerance is a fact & related to an absence of the enzyme to digest the lactose in your gut. Symptoms will depend on the products you ingest, their lactose content and the volume you stress your system with. Sharp cheddar chest has lost most of its original lactose as the cheese was formed, milk has not. Drink a glass of milk=symptoms, eat sharp cheddar, not so much. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

The inability to fully digest sugar ...Read more