How to determine lactose deficiency

How to determine lactose deficiency
 Despite the fact that breast milk - the best food for the baby, some kids do not learn it. A newborn appears loose stools, produced gases, tummy ache, and my mother could not understand what was going on. Perhaps your crumbs lactase deficiency. Do not worry too much: breastfeeding can be saved if its time to recognize.
 Lactase deficiency is of two types: primary and secondary. In primary lactase enzyme (not to be confused with lactose!) Produced insufficiently active, although it responsible for the synthesis of substances, enterocytes, normal. This often happens with premature babies - their intestine at the time of birth simply did not have time to form completely. Over time, things will get better, and the unpleasant symptoms pass.

Secondary lactase deficiency occurs as a result of inflammation, intestinal infections, allergies to foods that are eaten Mother, the immune response to a protein found in breast milk. In this form of intolerance damaged producing lactase enterocytes. In this case, it is necessary to take urgent measures.

But how do you know that your child is lactose deficiency? And what type it is? Diagnose the disorder can only pediatrician, after appropriate investigation and study of the results of analyzes, such as fecal carbohydrates. Consult a specialist, without wasting time. He diagnose, identify the causes of problems and prescribe treatment.

Independently suspected intolerance baby breast milk can be for a variety of symptoms. For example, assume its existence possible, if immediately after feeding, or even during a baby's tummy rumbles, it swells, pipsqueak worried, crying, with all sorts of people's methods of dealing with colic do not help.

The infant may develop diarrhea. Chair becomes frothy, frequent and liquid, unpleasant, sour smell (which is not typical for newborns). Children with this problem worse gain weight peers.

If the diagnosis is confirmed, the doctor will prescribe receiving enzyme lactase. They must be added to breast milk and give it to the baby. If mixed feeding, the pediatrician can choose a mixture of low-lactose or no. The treatment regimen in each case is individual.

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