Always consult your health care practitioner before switching to a formula for lactose intolerance.
What are the causes of Lactose intolerance in babies?
There are many different causes of lactose intolerance, always consult the advice of a health care professional if you feel your baby is lactose intolerant.
What is secondary lactose intolerance?
Secondary lactose intolerance is a temporary condition resulting from damage to the lining of the small intestine caused by illness. An example of an illness which can result in secondary lactose intolerance is gastroenteritis.
How long will it take before my baby is able to tolerate lactose following illness (secondary lactose intolerance)?
Secondary lactose intolerance (otherwise known as transient lactase deficiency) can last several weeks. Tolerance varies following acute diarrhoea and can take up to eight weeks before your baby is able to tolerate lactose.
Is milk allergy the same as lactose intolerance?
No. Milk allergy is the result of intolerance to cows’ milk protein. Lactose intolerance is the result of inability to digest the sugar lactose.
What do you consider to be a normal baby stool?
A baby’s stool can be affected by a number of factors including the transitioning between different feeding options ( eg. breast milk to formula or between formulas). They may range from soft and unformed, yellowish mustard for breastfed babies to greenish for HA formula fed babies to bulkier, brown stools for intact (non HA) formula fed babies.
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We believe that breastfeeding is the ideal nutritional start for babies and we fully support the World Health Organizations recommendation of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life.We also recognize that breastfeeding is not always an option for parents. No matter your feeding choice, Nestlé Baby & Me Caribbean is here to share the latest evidence-based information to ensure you feel supported and confident that you are giving your baby the best nutrition.