Lactase insufficiency is a disease characterized by the body's inability of the child to tolerate milk sugar (lactose). This is due to the fact that is not produced by the enzyme to its cleavage. As a result, the food does not go to the baby store.

Lactose is contained in many dairy products. This formula milk, and milk products, and, of course, breast milk. There are several types of lactase deficiency: primary, secondary, and transient.

In the first case, the disease is often hereditary. Transient variant occurs when the baby is premature, and the body because of their immaturity cannot properly react to the incoming nutrients to him.
Transient lactase deficiency can pass on its own when the child is a little older and reaches the status of donoshennosti. Because at this point the enzymes begin to be produced in appropriate quantities.

With regard to secondary lactase deficiency, it can result from a variety of diseases that develop early in life baby. In the list of causes of dysbiosis, food Allergy, different bowel problems, infectious diseases, etc.

How to recognize

That baby may be lactose insufficiency, indicate some symptoms that are quite difficult to confuse with others. For example, if the child has frothy frequent stools, which is still quite liquid, bloating and restless behavior during feeding, you can start to suspect he has the presence of lactose intolerance. Chair baby can have unpleasant sour smell. And in some cases can be observed in the mucus, herbs and lumps of undigested food.

If you have suspicions that the baby may be lactose insufficiency, contact your physician with a request to give direction to the analysis of "cal on carbon".
Nervous and to not panic because the disease is not fatal. But treatment need to deal with. The main difficulty is the selection of adequate nutrition.

The child's diet with lactase insufficiency

The main problem facing mothers when it detects the child has a lactase deficiency, it's a food baby. You have to eliminate from the diet that was the basis of his diet is milk.

However, this does not mean that have to say goodbye to breastfeeding. You can continue to breastfeed while giving the child drugs lactase, which helps the body break down lactose. However in very severe cases, if the child continues to suffer, we have to refuse feedings of breast milk and go to mix.

If a child is on artificial feeding, here is a little easier. Modern manufacturers offer a huge number of mixtures, designed for nutrition of babies who have been diagnosed with a lactose intolerance.

Then you will have to take into account the diagnosis of the child and as they grow up to think it will be possible to replace milk and other dairy products that are injected during feeding, and than still it is possible to diversify the menu of the baby.
The older the person becomes, the more likely that his body will be rebuilt. Thus, many adults suffer from lactase deficiency, you allow yourself to drink milk, but only a little.

The only thing to consider is that it is impossible too strongly to move from one form of power to another. If you decide to breastfeed, put the baby on the mixture for 3-4 days. The same rule applies to the transition from one mixture to another. Otherwise, the baby's body will not have time to tune and may give you a reaction in the form of Allergy or stomach upset.