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What can I do to care for a baby with galactosemia?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
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In brief: Watch the diet

Most babies with galactosemia do great if they stick to a specific diet.
In particular, avoiding regular cow's milk is very important. For this condition, soy is a good option. Also, working with a genetic nutritionist who can make recommendations on which foods to avoid once your baby is eating solid foods will help to avoid problems due to this enzyme deficiency.

In brief: Watch the diet

Most babies with galactosemia do great if they stick to a specific diet.
In particular, avoiding regular cow's milk is very important. For this condition, soy is a good option. Also, working with a genetic nutritionist who can make recommendations on which foods to avoid once your baby is eating solid foods will help to avoid problems due to this enzyme deficiency.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Thank

In brief: Special diet.

http://www.nlm.nih.
gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000366.htm avoid dairy products including breast milk; soy or meat based formulas are ok.

In brief: Special diet.

http://www.nlm.nih.
gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000366.htm avoid dairy products including breast milk; soy or meat based formulas are ok.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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