Treatment of lactase deficiency in children breast-fed

treatment of lactase deficiency in children breast-fed child after several minutes of sucking chest cast, wept and pressed his legs, causing his mother anxiety.Then he had a frothy liquid stool with a sour smell, and grandmother remembered as the mother of the child as a child was just as well.It has all just after the stop breastfeeding, then you just need to transfer the baby to bottle-feeding - and the problem will not be.Is this true?


Indeed, often beady, liquefied chair with sour smell combined with a sharp cry during breastfeeding Breastfeeding: Breast - and no nails! Breast-feeding: feed - and no nails! or immediately after it is often enough lactase deficiency, in which the child is partially or completely lack the enzyme lactase, which breaks lactose contained in the milk of mammals.

However, you need to know that lactose is an essential component for the formation of normal intestinal ecological community, and in addition to the mother's breast milk contains lactose hundreds of useful materials for the child, such as immunoglobulins, interleukins, amino acids that are not found in any, even the most modern blendand which help the child to adapt to life in general, so now is not recommended to stop breast-feeding.

There are several methods to help you cope with lactase deficiency, without stopping breastfeeding.

use of drugs lactase

Currently there are two drugs lactase, which is used in pediatrics - Lactase Lactase Baby Baby -biologically active food supplement for children Lactase Baby - biologically active food supplement for children and lactase enzyme.In the first dosage of the enzyme is higher and it is usually used for children with severe symptoms of lactase deficiency.The use of enzymes is simple, but requires some effort on the part of the mother.Ten minutes before each feeding of the need to express her breasts for about ten milliliters of milk, pour the right amount to the contents of the capsule and leave to ferment for five - eight minutes, then feed teaspoon fermented milk child, and then applied to the chest to full saturation.This scheme works well if a woman has enough milk and the child can withstand periods of three - four hours between feedings.

If the child is fed on demand, the mother has to make more efforts in order to evenly distribute the lactase during the day and give it to the child.

dose lactase selected empirically, since one-fourth of the capsule at each feeding (six times per day), and gradually increased to one fourth of the capsule before the normalization being.Arranging the dosage given for one month, and then gradually reducing the dose to one-quarter of the capsule is then passed one day before feeding - 1 week, then allowed to ferment by feeding for two weeks, then leave only one or two doses per day lactase, and bytwo weeks and cancel them.Typically, a six-month baby does not need to accept the enzyme, with the exception of full lactase deficiency, in which an attempt to reduce the dosage of lactase ends deteriorating state of health, in connection with which the child receives the full dose of lactase to a year.

substitution method

Very rarely found in children allergic to drugs Lactase enzyme Lactase and Baby.In this case, it is recommended to use a lactation lactose-free milk mixture Dairy mixture - selection of the useful power Dairy mixture - selection of useful power , which is given using a teaspoon.Start with one third of the age dosage at each feeding, and then finish feeding breast.With little effect of the mixture increases.When the normalization being gradually reducing the number of possible mixture, and then the multiplicity of reception, but only under the close supervision of the child's well-being.

Full lactase deficiency is extremely rare, and symptoms of incomplete stoped when the child reaches the age of about six months.

Svetlana Shimkovich