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Lactose intolerance and the breastfed baby | Australian Breastfeeding Association

Lactose intolerance is poorly understood in the Australian community. There are lots of myths and misunderstandings about it, especially when it comes to babies.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Lactose intolerance in babies

Lactase is an enzyme, or chemical, which the body uses to digest the sugar in milk(lactose). If there is not enough lactase, undigested milk sugar gets into the large bowel and may cause gut pains and diarrhoea. This is called lactose intolerance.

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Lactose intolerance: babies, kids & teens | Raising Children Network

Lactose intolerance symptoms in babies include runny poo and a red bottom. In kids and teens, symptoms include wind, tummy pain and bloating. See your GP.

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Lactose intolerance - Better Health Channel

Symptoms of lactose intolerance include bloating, gas, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Bottle feeding - soy infant formulas

Where a baby is unable to have cow's milk because of cow's milk allergy or lactose intolerance soy infant formulas may be suggested instead.

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Allergy and intolerance in infants with reflux - Reflux Infants Support Association Inc

RISA Inc is a non profit community group that offers support to families of infants and children who suffer from gastro-oesophageal reflux and its complications. It is run by reflux families for the benefit of reflux families, and has done so since 1982.

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Caring for a baby - feeding and sleeping

Many parents, particularly mothers, talked about what it was like caring for a baby. Feeding and settling (sleeping and crying) were key issues which often posed significant challenges for many new parents.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Colic in babies

Many young babies cry a lot in the late afternoon and evening sometimes for a couple of hours. This crying is often called 'colic'. The crying usually gets better between 3 and 4 months, but it can be a very difficult time for babies and their parents and caregivers for many weeks.

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Food allergy FAQs - Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)

The following frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers about food allergy are based on inquiries that have been received by, or forwarded to the Australasian Society of Clinical immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) since 1999. This document is regularly updated as new questions are received or new information becomes available

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