Is this lactose intolerance?

by ddailey

When my daughter was 1-month-old Zi was exclusively breastfeeding, and she had the frothy green poop.

Dr said to supplement to see if that helped and she was only gaining 1/2 oz a day. At two 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
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 an entirely different issue and is very rare. It is more likely that the 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 a 30 minutes after I had given him the milk he threw 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
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 abdomen.
-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 can't break it all down, so try giving smaller quantities.

If the symptoms persist, consult your doctor.

Hope this helps.


Aug 13, 2012
lactose int
by: Tracy

Hi

Here is a page that you can read...

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

Hope this helps

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Is it advice-able to stop breastfeeding and start lactose free powdered milk if baby is lactose intolerant

by pratibha
(india)

My baby is 4.5 months old; suddenly she had dark green colored mustard seed like poop 6-7 times in a day. I consulted with a doctor, stool test was done, and she had positive lactose intolerance. The doctor prescribed lactose-free powdered milk with some antibiotics and pre & probiotics, and to stop breastfeeding.

I didn't want to follow this treatment, so I consulted another doctor, the same treatment was adviced.

I want to know
1) Is it safe to stop breastfeed all of sudden and start powdered milk?
2) During this course my daughter's regular calcium and vitamin drops are stopped, can it create some deficiency?
3) Her weight has reduced, what to do?

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Lactose problem

by fathima
(srilanka)

My baby is having lactose problems from 2 months, and now she is one year. She is having the same problem I showed many doctors in Srilanka, but no use, I never got any medicine to give her, her weight is only 7 kg - Are there any doctors who can make her well?

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Lactose?

by margaret
(ireland)

My baby is 14wks old, first 4-6wks I had her on cow and gate she wud cry a lot and always had a runny stool, so I changed her to optimal got her tested for lactose intolerance which I was informed she has a lite form and will grow out of it, is this possible?? From reading this article I think she might have a food allergy, she is always caught up and her nappies are always a loose stool. I have noticed a big diff from changing her feed but is that enough??

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May 16, 2012
breast milk
by: Tracy

Hi Margaret

Many babies who are fed anything other than "breast milk" have tummy issues early on. Their tummies struggle to digest cow milk and formula.

My first child was the same; he had terrible colic (I could unfortunately not breastfeed my first baby) until we found a formula that did not upset his tummy. So, if you can't find a formula that works for her, you can maybe find out about donor breast milk...which is always the best option.


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