lactose intolerance

Tips for Kids with Lactose Intolerance

By Jill Jackson

Children who have lactose intolerance can experience gas, bloating, diarrhea and even vomiting when they consume milk, or many dairy products that contain lactose, like cheese and ice cream. The symptoms of lactose intolerance are very similar to a milk allergy, but the two disorders are very different. » Read more

Dairy Sensitivity in Breastfed Infants

If your breastfed baby cries inconsolably for several hours a day he could have colic.  Babies are labeled as having colic if they cry for more than 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week, and this crying lasts for more than 3 weeks.  Doctors aren’t really sure what causes c » Read more

Soy Milk: A Great Solution for Lactose Intolerant Kids

By JustMommies for our Sponsor, 8th Continent

Children with lactose intolerance are not able to digest lactose, a type of sugar found in cow’s milk.  The small intestines produce a digestive enzyme known as lactase.  Lactase breaks down lactose into smaller sugars known as glucose and galactose which your body can then absorb and turn into energy.  Children with lactose intolerance do not produce enough lactase so when » Read more