Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: R | 2012-05-10

Q.

Baby teething

HI Doc,
Baby is 5 months now, still on nan LF. I started using Ashton parson teething powder some time ago, but just half at a time. Last week I needed to use it more often as he was getting fussy, and sent some to school.
Baby was just very unhappy this week.
The other night I I realised the powder contains Lactose and stopped using it immediately.
Could such a small amount of lactose make a difference to baby?
He is doing much better now and we are only using gel.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes, you are correct very tiny amounts of lactose can affect a lactose intolerant baby. This is very well spotted, so well done.

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