Lactose Intolerance Symptoms & Treatment

Usually when a child is lactose intolerant, symptoms (cramping, nausea, gassiness, fussiness, bloating) will occur soon after feeding the lactose containing product. If there are questions as to whether a child has lactose intolerance or an intolerance to cow's milk protein, a physician can perform tests to determine if the baby has lactose intolerance or an intolerance to cow’s milk protein.

How is lactose intolerance treated?

For a child with lactose intolerance, Baby's Only(R) Organic Sensitive DHA/ARA Toddler Formula or Baby's Only(R) Organic Plant Based Pea Protein Toddler Formula may be recommended.

If lactose intolerance is temporary due to a gastrointestinal upset or diarrhea and the child is being breastfed, breastfeeding is usually still recommended. However, a lactose-reduced or lactose-free formula may be needed to supplement the child occasionally until the baby's digestive system is again producing enough lactase to digest the lactose in breast milk. Consultation with the child's healthcare professional and/or a lactation consultant should be sought to ensure that breastfeeding is not negatively affected. If a child is being solely formula fed, a formula such as Baby's Only(R) Organic Sensitive DHA/ARA Toddler Formula or Baby's Only(R) Organic Plant Based Pea Protein Formula will usually be recommended.

If a child has been diagnosed with a congenital lactase deficiency, a formula made without lactose, such as Baby's Only(R) Organic Sensitive DHA/ARA Toddler Formula or Baby's Only(R) Organic Plant Based Pea Protein Formula will usually be recommended throughout the early years of development and a lactose-free diet will usually be needed.

 

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