Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: CONCERNED MUM | 2009/10/21

Q.

NOT GETTING FULL

HI DOC


WANTED TO FIND OUT IF A LACTOSE INTOLERANT BABY IS ALSO ALLERGIC TO WHEAT,RICE ETC AND WHAT KIND OF SNACKS CAN I GIVE AN ALLERGIC BABY TO FULL HIM UP SO HE DOEN' T GET UP AT NITE?HE EATS EVERY 4HRS SHOULD I MAKE IT 3HRS AND SNACKS AND IS A FEED AT 6.30 TO LATE?HE EATS WHA I COOK AND THEREAFTER ABOUT 50ML OF MILK EVERY 4HRS.IS THIS TO OFTEN OR FINE COS HE STILL GETS UP AT NITE ABOUT 2 TMES FOR MILK

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby is not allergic to milk. He is lactose intolerant.He is unable to digest milk properly because of a lack of an enzyme which digests the milk sugar called lactose.He must not have any milk or dairy products eg yoghurt.He should be able to eat wheat and rice cereals.

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