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Lactose intolerance...

any one have a lactose intolerant toddler? How was it finally diagnosed? I have a 20 month old that has been having very soft almost diarrhea poop since she was born. The ped kept saying it was normal but now that she is almost two they are considering lactose as the culprit. She is going to be on soy today and all weekend to see if we can't get a solid poop out of her.

 
But_Mommie

Asked by But_Mommie at 2:38 PM on Aug. 21, 2009 in General Parenting

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  • I am Lactose Intolerant and have to limit my dairy intake or I get diahrrea, cramps and upset tummy. I can eat dairy in small doses. There is no test for Lactose Intolerance, I just had to pay attention to what I ate and what happened.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 5:32 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • I found out that I had it when I was 17, it just showed up out of no where. i still have small issue with dairy, but not that bad anymore. they didnt really do any tests, they just told me to not have any dairy products. have you ever considered it might be gluten intolerance? they both have very similar reactions. check these out:

    http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/lactose-intolerance-symptoms

    http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/celiac-disease/features/gluten-intolerance-against-grain

    I know both are gentic, i am lactose intolorant my mother and sister are both gluten intolorant, and they think I might be too.

    hope this helped.

    ---Emily
    EmilyAnn1012

    Answer by EmilyAnn1012 at 3:30 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • If you feed her yogurt daily, it will REALLY help. And it's SUPER healthy for kids. I know it seems weird, because yogurt is  but the probiotics in yogurt help break down lactose better than any other food out there. My best friend Raffi was lactose intolerant for 20 years. He then went to massage school where a woman told him to take probiotice daily, or to eat a cup of ypgurt daily. He can now eat ice cream!!! No more lactose intolerance! ALTHOUGH, if he has not taken his probiotics for a while, the symptoms will return. Just a quick FYI.


    http://altmedicine.about.com/od/healthconditionsdisease/a/lactose_intoler.htm


    here is a link if you want to read about it.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

  • i meant to say "it is weird because yogurt is dairy"
    samurai_chica

    Answer by samurai_chica at 4:42 PM on Aug. 21, 2009

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