Childhood Diseases

Posted by: R | 2012/04/04


Baby now 4 months old

Hi Doc,
Baby is now doing exceptionally well on Isomil, and is picking up weight steadily. He is now definitely enjoying his milk the way a baby should.
My concern, however, is that I have not had him tested for lactose intolerance, and wonder if I should take him to the doc?
I have read up on Lactose intolerance more, and have found most of the symptoms experienced consistent with those described. But they also mention babies donot suffer from LI until much later. How true is this?
Many thanks - R

Expert's Reply



Babies with lactose intolerance start with symptoms very early on. Most often they are diagnosed as having colic and the real reason for their windiness and discomfort namely lactose intolerance is missed.Your baby's response to Isomil is so good and he is so well since being off cow's milk that there is no need to test for lactose intolerance. You can quite safely assume that he has lactose intolerance.

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Posted by: Alpha fem | 2012/04/06

Hi my son also on isomil from 6weeks and later did tests and confirmed he was allergic to cows milk. This is different than LI. Plse make sure ur baby is just LI and not allergic as this could be dangerous. We ended up in ER twice before we tested him so didn''t know.

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