Is this lactose intolerance?

by ddailey

When my daughter was 1 month old Zi was exclusively breast feeding and she had the green frothy poop.

Dr said to supplement to see if that helped and she was only gaining 1/2 oz a day. At 2 months old her weight is good but she has watery poop from the formula.

Dr said to stop breastfeeding and to use sensitive formula. Is this lactose intolerance? I would still like to breastfeed if able to.

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Apr 30, 2013
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my thoughts
by: Tracy, CBC, CLD (CBI)

Hi

Have you got an oversupply of breast milk? Green, frothy poop can often be a sign of lactose overload. There is an easy way to fix this, try to breastfeed baby from only one side every two hours. This signals your body to start producing less milk, which in turn will help reduce baby's lactose intake.

Lactose intolerance is a completely different issue and is very rare. It is more likely that baby was a little sensitive to cows milk protein which was taking in via your breast milk (because you ate any dairy products)

There is no formula that can come close to breast milk, the doctors are too quick to suggest weaning.

I would like it if you read up a little on the importance of breast milk in regards to immunity and gut protection.

Gut protection through breast milk.



The immunity of breast milk.



The benefits of breastfeeding.



When is it necessary to supplement breast milk?



Oversupply and foremilk imbalance



Hope this helps, keep me updated ;-)

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Sudden Lactose Intolerance?

by Brittany
(Georgia)

My son is 14 months old. Three days ago he was crying in pain and then through up three different times within about 2 hours.

The doctor told me to give him pedialyte and water. She said to keep him away from carbonated drinks and milk. So I waited over 24 hours and gave him milk in his sippy.

He hadn't thrown up or shown any more signs of sickness, so I thought it would be fine. Not even an 30 minutes after I had gave him the milk he through up twice, back to back.

I wiped him and his bed down. Sanitized his bed and threw him in the tub... and he started playing. After I got him out the tub and dressed him, he was fine. He didn't throw up anymore.

I gave him a sippy with pedialyte in it and he just crawled around and played as if nothing had even happened. Is it possible that he just suddenly became lactose intolerant? I mean he used to favor milk over anything...

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Aug 13, 2012
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Lactose intolerance
by: Zelda Behr

Lactose intolerance is when your body does not produce enough lactase the enzyme needed to break down milk, toddlers and babies produce 90-95% of this enzyme.

It is very rare and unlikely for babies and toddlers to be lactose intolerant as they are born with the ability to drink milk, here are the symptoms of lactose intolerance.

-Bloating and gas
-Pain or cramps in the lower belly.
-Gurgling or rumbling sounds in the lower belly.
-Loose stools or diarrhea. Sometimes the stools are foamy.
-Throwing up.

Symptoms usually appear 30 min to 2 hours after drinking milk.

Most toddlers have diarrhea from this.

It could be a temporary problem give it a few days before giving him milk.

This could also be a lactose overload which means your baby is drinking too much milk in one sitting and the body cant break it all down, so try giving smaller quantities.

If the symptoms persist consult your doctor.

Hope this helps.


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lactose int
by: Tracy

Hi

Here is a page that you can read...

http://www.breastfeeding-problems.com/lactose-intolerance-in-babies.html

Hope this helps

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is it adviceable to stop brest feeding and start lactose free powdered milk if baby is lactose intolerant

by pratibha
(india)

My baby is 4.5months older, suddenly she had dark green colored mustured seed like poop 6-7times in a day. I counsutled with doctor, stool test was done and she was having positive lactose. Doctored prescribed lactose free powdered milk with some antibiotics and pre & probiotics, and stop brestfeed.

I was little hassy to follow this treatment, so i counsulted another docotr, same treatment was adviced.

I want to know that
1) is it safe to stop brestfeed all of sudden n start powdered milk
2) during this course my daughter's regular calcium and vitamin drops are stopped, can it create some sort of deficiency
3) her weight has reduce, wht to do :-(

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