Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and milk products. Learn more about treatment, symptoms and tests for lactose intolerance.
Lactose intolerance treatments
Information about lactose intolerance treatments, and how to reduce the amount of dairy products while also making sure you get enough calcium.
What causes lactose intolerance?
Lactose intolerance occurs when the body doesn’t produce enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lactose in the intestine. Here’s some common causes.
Breastfeeding can be a special time for both mum and baby. Breast milk meets all your baby's nutritional needs from birth to 6 months.
Medicines and breastfeeding
While most medicines are safe to take while breastfeeding, some can affect your baby. Find out which medicines you can take and how to get advice.
Breastfeeding and periods
Many factors determine when your period will return when you're breastfeeding. Learn more about how breastfeeding affects your menstrual cycle.
Breastfeeding is not always easy. You may have some problems, particularly if you are a new mum. It is a learned art — don’t worry, most problems can be overcome.
How to breastfeed
Breastfeeding is a partnership between you and your baby and it takes time to establish breastfeeding successfully. It may take up to 6 weeks for you to feel confident.
Allergic reactions to cow's milk
About 1 in 50 infants has an allergic reaction to cow’s milk. Learn more here about allergy to milk proteins.
Breastfeeding and work
Links to information about breastfeeding and returning to work.