How do I know if my baby is lactose intolerant?

It can be tricky to diagnose lactose intolerance, as the symptoms are similar to other conditions. Things to look out for include:

  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Bloated stomach
  • Excessive wind

These symptoms usually appear within three hours of the feed.

If your baby is showing any of these symptoms or you think he is having trouble digesting a feed, you should consult your doctor or health professional. They will be able to advise on the best way to address the condition.

The good news is that, once diagnosed, lactose intolerance is quite manageable and your little one will be able to continue feeding. It shouldn’t affect his development.

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