- Can A Baby Be Allergic to Breastmilk? – Sensitivities, Allergies, Galactomsemia, and Lactose Intolerance
Lactation professionals often hear from their clients that their breastfed babies have been diagnosed as lactose intolerance. This lack of understanding regarding types of lactose intolerance and potential issues with breastfeeding involving the newborn gut often lead to a cessation of breastfeeding. This session will cover the three main types of lactose intolerance as well as galactosemia. Maternal gut damage and protein sensitivity and how that can impact the breastfed baby will also be addressed. Attendees will also learn about the most common foods that cause food sensitivity and allergy and what referrals are best made with these issues.
- Identify three main types of lactose intolerance.
- List two reasons lactose intolerance as a diagnosis in a healthy, term newborn is unlikely.
- Define galactosemia.
- List four most common foods that can cause food sensitivity/allergy for the breastfeeding newborn.