We heard you! Deals on food are back! Use Code BBCFOOD & Get Flat 15 % Off
Q:

what is lactose intolerance?my baby 47 days old.my baby passes yellow fluid like water or honey in during breastfeeding.is it th  symptoms of lactose intolerace?if yes hiw it solved?



Sheeba Rizvi

Dr.Shilpitha Shanthappa  please advice

Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa

Hello..
When you're lactose intolerant, it means your body can't produce enough lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose, the primary sugar in cow's milk and other dairy products. As a result, the undigested lactose stays in the intestine and causes gastrointestinal problems. These problems tend to be uncomfortable but not dangerous. Babies who are born prematurely sometimes can't produce adequate amounts of lactase for a while. A baby's level normally increases during the end of the last trimester of pregnancy. Very rarely, a baby is born with lactose intolerance. (Both parents would have to pass the gene for this type of lactose intolerance to the baby.) From birth, the baby would have severe diarrhea and be unable to tolerate the lactose in his mother's breast milk or in formula made from cow's milk. He'd need a special, lactose-free infant formula.. If your baby is lactose intolerant, he may have diarrhea, abdominal cramping, bloating, or gas about 30 minutes to two hours after drinking breast milk.. Talk to doctor, who can advise better..

Get the BabyChakra app
Ask an expert or a peer mom and find nearby childcare services on the go!
Phone
Scan QR Code
to open in App
Image http://app.babychakra.com/question/10709