Posted: 21 February 2011 at 11:47pm | IP Logged
Your baby‚Äôs main source of nutrient is from milk, but how will you handle it, when your baby is lactose intolerant? My friend‚Äôs cute baby was unfortunately born with this disorder; the doctor said that the baby‚Äôs small intestine lacks an important enzyme called lactase that is responsible for the breakdown of lactase or milk sugar into a simpler form of sugar for easy absorption. Babies' bodies make this enzyme so they can digest milk, including breast milk, so what might happen if the baby‚Äôs body is not capable of digesting lactose? Basically, the health and wellness of the baby is greatly affected, the effects of ingesting lactose in the form of milk and other milk products without the enzyme lactase to manage its breakdown will lead to nausea, flatulence, abdominal cramps or pain, and diarrhea.
Decreasing or removing intake in the diet could help but may be applicable only for adults, not for babies. What can a mom do for her baby? Luckily, we have products that can actually resolve this problem. Your baby will surely survive with the aid of lactose-free milk formulas. Knowledge and awareness about these milk formulas is important to keep your babies safe from illness. Lactose-free (LF) formulas may actually be a good choice for your babies experiencing lactose intolerance. This could also help babies recover from diarrhea and other symptoms due to undigested lactose. Such formulas taste and smells just like standard milk-based formulas which will be closely identified by your babies, some manufacturer even patterned (LF) formulas after breast milk to provide optimal nutrition to the baby‚Äôs lactose-restricted diet.
With mothers total awareness about the best lactose-free formulas to feed on their babies, optimal health and wellness is still achieved (http://www.vrcities.net/wellness). Whatever learning you may get from other sources of health information, good choices is important, do some smart shopping when choosing for your baby‚Äôs meal and needs, to have a worry-free tummy for baby and convenience for mommy.
Wellness Initiative Support Specialist