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My 6 week old son seems to have rally bad bellyaches more often than not right now. Could he be lactose intolerant, or just plain eating too fast? And any ideas on how to get him to slowdown when he eats?

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Asked by fritobaby04 at 10:02 PM on Jun. 3, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Depending on what his bowel movements are like...take this up with the pediatrician. He may need to change formula.

    Answer by iya64 at 10:05 PM on Jun. 3, 2011

  • Babies aren't lactose intollerant. Breastmilk has lactose. Lactose intollerance may start to develop at around age 3. If your baby is breastfed and gaining more than 4 ounces a week he may be eating too much or getting too much low fat milk that comes at the beginning of a feeding. Using only one breast a feeding can help. If your baby is formula fed then there could be problems with the formula. Some babies need expensive special formula that has been predigested. Soy formula is the worst formula for brain development and should only be used in babies that have genetic diseases like galactosemia or PKU according to the AAP.

    Answer by Gailll at 12:02 PM on Jun. 4, 2011

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