Any suggestions, advice or comments in regards to breatsfeeding a lactose intolerant baby?
With my first son, I was told he had a slight lactose intolerance. So we experimented with lactose free diets for me, lactose free formulas for bub, lacteasy drops in EBM. Nothing was terribley effective in calming down his projective poos and constant wind. He was however diagnosed with a urinary infection a day later and we were told that his intolerance was probaley due to his infection as he seemed completely normal within a couple of weeks. He went on to be completely breastfed with no special diets needed.
Second bub is here now and oh the trouble we are having!! He has explosive poos that projectile out rather constantly. He wiggles and cries and screams when he passes wind (which is usually accompanied by a splatter of poo). He will only sleep if elevated. All in all it is looking like he may have an intolerance. The CHN has suggested a go on a lactose free diet as well as avoiding the wind trigger foods such as chocolate and cabbage etc. She also suggested expressing the first 30mls of a feed to remove the high lactose containing foremilk and letting bub feed on mainly the hind milk.
Has anyone tried these things that have been suggested and if so did they work? Does anyone have any other suggestions or ideas. I have seen a paed about the problem yet has we are going to trial these things for a week before we decide what to do next.
Mum to Alec 19 months and Zak 3 weeks
PS bub is gaining weight very well despite his problems.