Lactose intolerance is a digestive condition that can not be treated. If you are concerned that your baby is lactose intolerance, then check out the list bellow for symptoms that happen after feedings. If you are breastfeeding lactose intolerant baby, you will have to stop consuming cows milk as well.
-Diarrhea and bad diaper rashes
-Gases and bloating
NOTE Lactose intolerant newborn babys will throw up few hours after breastfeeding. Once they get older (18+, m) they stop throwing up and have diarrhea instead.
I was scared, sleep deprived and depressed new mom! My first newborn baby was throwing up every time I would breastfeed him and nobody knew what was wrong with him.We even did ex ray as he was swallowing my milk, but everything seem to be fine.
My mother in law suggested that something is wrong with my milk, because that was the only thing he was consuming.
Nights were very scary for me because he would throw up and I wouldn’t hear him so he would start choking. I slept with one eye open. His breath would wake me up multiple times at night, and sometimes he was fine but sometimes he was not. I had blue bulb syringes all over his bed, and one next to me so I can grab it when I get up. I was scared to go anywhere without those little suckers.
I will never forget the day when I was alone home with him, I was holding him as he was choking and I thought that this was the last time I will get to hold his little body and he will never take another breath again, but Thank God, he did. And there was a time when he stopped breathing, my husband performed CPR on him and he finally started breathing again. This was terrifying for us. Nobody understood what we were going throught, what I was going through.
The only time I would sleep is when we were at the hospital. Nurses were around so I felt more comfortable sleeping because he was being watched.
All of this could of been avoided if I only knew what was wrong with him.
I did what I had to do, I stopped breastfeeding him and started pumping and throwing away all my milk. Only moms know how painful it is to pump and throw away! I had so much breast milk, my doctor said I could of fed the whole hospital. This was 10 years ago, I had no idea that my son was lactose intolerant. I could cry right now, I tell ya, remembering the milk I threw away.
If I only knew back then to ditched cows milk out of my diet, I could of breastfed him. I really wanted to breastfeed my baby. Older women kept telling me to drink more cows milk “Its good for you and ur newborn baby” so I did which explains why he was throwing up so much. Baby formulas contain a small percent of cows milk too, his belly was constantly upset, but at least he was not throwing up.
Eight years later I had my daughter Nour. Same thing happened! She started throwing up so much she would choke on it. Doctors said its normal, people said its a baby thing, but luckily my friend told me that her son was throwing up and his doc told her that her baby is lactose intolerant to isolate milk out of her diet if she wants to keep breastfeeding.
Once I ditched the milk, my daughter was fine. I breastfed her for 2 years and I am so happy I did. I still feel guilty because I couldn’t breastfeed my first born, but at least I made it with my second.
There were times when my daughter had gases, and abdominal cramps even tho i didn’t consume milk. I started taking probiotics and this helped her belly so much. Probiotics that I was taking were diary free. They really upset mu tummy, but I kept taking them for her. Later I found out about other brands that are diary free, so I switched.
If you have similar story to share, I would love to read it.
Notice If your baby has a reflex or is randomly throwing up for any reason elevate his bed, and buy one of those see throught cribs. Don’t leave him/her out of your sight alone.