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Symptoms Of Lactose Intolerance Baby
Not in newborn: Lactase which digests lactose or milk sugar essentially always present in newborns and levels only decrease in toddlers at age children would usually be weaned. It is lack of lactase that causes lactose intolerance. About 2-3% of infants are milk allergic so this is a more likely cause of reactions to cow milk. Switch to soy based formula and consult an allergist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Milk intolerance: While this can happen it is hard to prove. The usually reported symptoms are fussiness after breast feeding, perhaps somewhat like colic, diarrhea, possibly vomiting (unusual). The test you can do is to eliminate cow's milk for a week and see if it makes a difference (but you will need to supplement the calories, vitamins, fats and proteins with something else). ...Read more
What are common symptoms of lactose intolerance and wheat intolerance/sensitivity (not celiac)? Can either of these problems start in adulthood?
Varies: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain, cramping and bloating; symptoms may begin at 1 hour, typically later. More common in adults than children. Most people can tolerate yogurt. Wheat intolerance is hotly debated, but symptoms may be similar and can resolve with avoidance. Wheat allergy can cause severe allergic reactions, also diarrhea, cramping and bloating usually begins in childhood. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gas and diarrhea: Lactose intolerance is the result of an inability to digest the sugar lactose. The consequence is excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort or pain after eating a lactose containing food (milk, soft cheese, ice cream, whipped cream, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy vs intoleran: Common and medical meaning of milk allergy and intolerance might be confussing. Medically, there is definition of milk protein allergy and of lactose intolerance. Milk protein intolerance is not a formal medical diagnosis. Lactose intolerance is characterized by bloating, abdominal cramping and often diarrhea after eating dairy food, and using lactase (lactaid) helps control symptoms. ...Read more
What are symptoms of lactose intolerance? Consumed cheese, yogurt, or milk, she complains of terrible stomach pains
Yes: That is a possibility- there are other possibilities as well. Was this a first time occurence or does it occur repeatedly with ingestion of milk and dairy products.? Try doing without milk and dairy for a week or two and see what happens. A specialist can do testing for lactose intolerance if you want to be sure. ...Read more
Lactose intol. & age: Lactose intolerance is due to not have a sufficient amount of the enzyme lactase to digest the complex sugar in milk, lactose to simple sugars than can be absorbed by the intestines. That deficiency can be congenital or acquired especially following a severe gastroenteritis. The symptoms are often bloating, abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, and/or nausea and are unrelated to age. ...Read more
What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).
Enzyme deficiency : Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot easily digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to digest lactose. Milk protein intolerance is an allergy. ...Read more
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