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can a baby be lactose intolerant towards breastmilk?

i heard someone suggest switching to lactose free formula and i want to butt in and say that formula is a bad idea, but... i will be perceived as rude


Asked by staciandababy at 3:01 PM on Jul. 25, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If the baby is lactose-intolerant, then the mother can adjust what she eats. If she eats as if she was lactose intolerant, then the baby will be perfectly fine continuing to nurse.

    Answer by SAHM_USAF at 3:20 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Try this:

    Answer by asaffell at 3:13 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • They can be intolerant of the lactose coming through the bm from dairy the mother is eating/drinking.

    Answer by 4time-mom at 3:03 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • I know of a baby who cannot have BM because every time he nursed he broke out in hives. But I don't know that he was lactose intolerant. I think the baby would be more intolerant of the cow's milk protein that can come through BM and not to the actual BM.

    Answer by Katt709 at 3:10 PM on Jul. 25, 2010

  • Thanks.

    Comment by staciandababy (original poster) at 3:30 PM on Jul. 25, 2010