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Doctor insights on: Can You Become Lactose Intolerant While Pregnant

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Can you become lactose intolerant while pregnant?

Can you become lactose intolerant while pregnant?

Congenital/acquired: Lactose intolerance can be genetic, as many as 1/4 adults are. It can also be acquired & transient, as it might after prolonged diarrhea. Intolerance to a specific lactose containing product may not be due to the lactose. ...Read more

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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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Can eating dairy when you're lactose intolerant and pregnant cause a miscarriage?

Can eating dairy when you're lactose intolerant and pregnant cause a miscarriage?

Not likely: You will probably have more intestinal cramping but that should not affect the pregnancy. ...Read more

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Which calcium supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? I am lactose intolerant.

Which calcium supplement is safe to take during pregnancy? I am lactose intolerant.

Various: Tums are safe and are a good source of calcium. I wouldn't personally recommend anything made from sea sources such as oyster shells. Best wishes! ...Read more

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

Im 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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Why do a lot of women have lactose intolerance during pregnancy?

Unaware: Do not believe this to be true. However in pregnancy, the women may have more reflux symptoms from the fetus's pressure and thus the belching and reflux symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more