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Milk intolerance

My 4 week old has really bad gas. When he poops it is really watery and he has even more really stinky gas. I breastfeed him and wondering if he might have a milk intolerance. My husband is lactose intolerant and our oldest was from the time I started giving him regular milk until he was close to 2. Would my drinking milk and eating dairy cause my newborn to be so gassy and have diahrrea like poop?

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jombmomi

Asked by jombmomi at 6:05 PM on Aug. 26, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yes, it can. Tr eliminating dairy...you should start seeing some improvement within about a week.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:15 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • I was just reading about this because I am also nursing. My first two I was nursing but ended up putting them on soy formula. Anyway, what I read was that a lot of babies tend to have an intolerance to milk for the first 6 months. So if you are nursing you may need to eliminate or cut back for the first 6 months or so. This does not mean that they are lactose intolerant. Their little bellies just can't handle it yet. I wish I had known this for my first two, but my dad and brother are extremely lactose intolerant and I didn't want to risk it so we went to soy.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:20 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • yes I have had friends that have this problem. My friend had to cut dairy out completely before she got her dd pooping normally.
    joshuasmommy327

    Answer by joshuasmommy327 at 6:47 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

  • My baby is milk intolerant. I didn't BF but her formula was of course milk based and we had to get a hypoallergenic brand. I assume the same would apply to BF. Cutting dairy from your diet would probably help a lot.
    wildflowers25

    Answer by wildflowers25 at 7:05 PM on Aug. 26, 2009

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