Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Worried mom | 2007/06/18


Lactose intolerant?

My son turns 2 next month. He always had 4-5 very watery soiled nappies per day, but as his health and weight were always normal, I did not try to find the reason. He is also very content and sleeping through since 3 months. But now I found that when I don't give him any dairy products, the nappies are reduced to one normal nappy per day. And since I started cutting out the dairy - he now has terrible bloating, cramps and diarhoea when he accidentally has dairy. My problem is just that there is so many things in the market containing dairy! I can't seem to find any articles on lactose intolerance on this website and would like some information. Or should I rather take him to our paed for tests?

Expert's Reply



He definitely seems to have lactose intolerance and you have made an excellent diagnosis. He needs to completely avoid milk and all dairy products. There should be lots of information about lactose intorence on the web. Try Google and enter 'lactose intolerance in children'

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