The lactose that the human body eats when it enters the colon, can be fermented by bacteria to form short-chain organic acids (such as acetic acid), as well as gases such as methane and carbon dioxide. In the human body, the process of lactose fermentation can also cause a series of symptoms such as abdominal pain, bowel, diarrhea, which is medically known as infant lactose intolerance.
In medicine, lactose deficiency can be divided into the following three types:
1.Congenital lactase deficiency. This is due to the recessive genes on the chromosomes of some people. In general, this type is relatively rare in the clinic.
2.Secondary lactase deficiency. This condition refers to the damage of the intestinal epithelium caused by some reasons, resulting in a temporary decrease in lactose activity. There are many reasons for this, including infectious diarrhea, celiac disease,complications of crohn's disease, malnutrition deficiency.
3.primary lactose deficiency (also known as adult lactose deficiency), which is caused by the gradual decline of lactase activity as people age, and is the most common type in clinical. Its timing varies from person to person, and some people begin to appear after the baby is weaned off. In China, it is more common in people aged 7-8.
In the face of the problem of how to deal with baby lactose intolerance, a mother should start from the following aspects:
1. a small number of times
The ingredients contained in various dairy products are very important and necessary nutrients for the baby, and the baby with lactose intolerance has symptoms such as diarrhea and allergies. For this part of the baby, the mother should choose a small number of methods when breastfeeding, so that the baby can gradually adapt to various dairy products, thereby improving the lactose intolerance. The so-called lactose intolerance is caused by the lack of lactose, as long as the feeding method of a small amount of milk is used, the baby will no longer have intolerance symptoms.
The study found that a small number of multiple doses can reduce the lactose intolerance, and the amount of each dose should not exceed 250ml. And every time you drink milk, your mother should have a reasonable interval and daily intake of total milk, so that the baby's lactose intolerance can be better alleviated.
2. should not drink on an empty stomach
Mothers should pay special attention to the fact that if the baby has lactose intolerance, pay special attention to the selection time when breastfeeding. Under normal circumstances, experts do not recommend that mothers drink milk when the baby is fasting, because this will lead to more serious symptoms of lactose intolerance. It is best for your baby to drink milk while eating other foods. For example, dairy products are eaten at the same time as meat and fat-containing foods. This reduces or does not cause lactose intolerance. However, when drinking dairy products, mothers should not let their baby eat too much oily food, otherwise, it will not only lead to lactose intolerance but also may induce diarrhea.
3.drink goat milk
Babies with lactose intolerance, etc., should pay attention when drinking milk, should not drink milk, breastfeeding diet , and other drinks as much as possible. The lactose in this type of dairy product is very rich and is very unsuitable for babies who are intolerant to lactose. Therefore, mothers should pay special attention when choosing dairy products. They should let the baby slowly become familiar with the lactose in dairy products so that they can slowly adapt to milk and breast milk. Therefore, for the baby's digestive system, experts recommend that mothers give their baby milk. Moreover, goat milk is more stomach-friendly than milk, and the various nutrients contained in it are higher than milk, so it is more suitable for babies who are intolerant to lactose. In the face of the problem of how to deal with baby lactose intolerance, lamb is also a good choice.
4. fermented milk instead
A baby with lactose intolerance can temporarily not drink fresh milk. At this time, fermented milk can be used instead of the fresh milk that is usually used, such as yogurt. The lactose in the fermented milk has been degraded by 20%-30%. The baby can not only suffer from lactose intolerance but also is very digestible and absorbed. Edible yogurt also improves lactose indigestion and lactose intolerance and is also very convenient to eat.
For the problem of how to deal with baby lactose intolerance, the experts also reminded that the baby's reaction should be observed at any time in normal life. If the symptoms are mild, the mother can use a small number of methods.