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Suspected lactose intolerance after prune juice

(3 Posts)
LemonBarley Mon 04-Mar-13 09:49:39

Hi all,

My 4 month old breastfed baby has had the symptoms of secondary lactose intolerance for almost a week. The internet tells me that I should keep bfeeding, that cutting out dairy will make no difference (as cow milk intolerance is different thing), that his gut will take c. 4 weeks to repair itself.

I wondered if Colief might help. But am also very nervous of giving his gut more new stuff to deal with, as this episode was triggered by me drinking a load of prune juice in an effort to cure his chronic constipation (boy did that work, but not something I would now recommend.)

Any suggestions for sad baby (tummyache) and tired parents (overnight nappy changes and early rising with exploding poo)? Or as I suspect are we doing right just to sit tight and ride it out?

LemonBarley Mon 29-Apr-13 19:26:53

Bit mystified why nobody answered this one but in case anyone picks it up in a search on constipation (I can't be the only person who only really uses Mumsnet to search for other peoples experiences of this kind of thing) it took 3 weeks to get back to normal (no green poo or diarrhoea, no stomach cramps, no night poos.) After that he did at least a daily poo which was brilliant compared to the previous weeks of constipation where he did one every 7-10 days and was in a lot of discomfort. But I still would NOT recommend the prune juice cure.

WaitingForPancakeDay Mon 29-Apr-13 22:16:36

I'm glad he's better. I can understand the prune juice thing! I got given an electric juicer when DD was 5 weeks old. I got a tad enthusiastic with it and tried all sorts. A large glass was about 5 apples. Well, she had very very green poos afterwards! I also remember having a stew and her poo was like she'd personally eaten that same stew!

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