Why do babies drink milk with diarrhea?

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Children who drink milk with diarrhea may be allergic to the type of milk they are using or have lactose intolerance. Finding out the right cause of diarrhea in children drinking milk will help parents overcome this situation.

1. Children who drink milk have diarrhea due to lactose intolerance

Lactose is very common in dairy products. They provide glucose to help fuel the brain and body. In addition, Lactose also helps beneficial bacteria to develop and improve the immune system and digestive system of children.
Baby drinking milk with diarrhea may be due to lactose intolerance in milk. Lactose intolerance is a condition in which the body is no longer able to metabolize and absorb lactose. Since then, the child's body has an excess of Lactose. These substances will convert into lactic acid, with clinical manifestations such as diarrhea, abdominal distension, redness around the anus,... The severity of symptoms depends on the child's ability to tolerate Lactose.
Children with lactose intolerance may be due to the following causes:
Congenital: This condition is rare, mostly due to chromosomal disorders that inhibit the ability to produce Lactose enzyme; The primary cause is a lack of lactose in the body; Secondary cause: This usually occurs after gastroenteritis damages the child's small intestine.

2. Children allergic to milk cause diarrhea

Babies who drink milk have diarrhea possibly because they are allergic to the type of milk they are drinking. This case usually occurs in children under 1 year old, most often due to cow's milk protein allergy. Symptoms of an allergy can appear as soon as 1-2 hours after the baby drinks milk. The baby's body often has a red rash accompanied by vomiting and severe diarrhea. For babies around 6 months old, blood or mucus may be seen in the stool.
This condition occurs because the body treats the protein in milk as a foreign antibody. To neutralize these proteins, the body secretes IgE. The proteins that cause this confusion are Casein and Whey. They are found when milk curdles.
Bé uống sữa bị tiêu chảy
Bé uống sữa bị tiêu chảy có thể là do không dung nạp Lactose có trong sữa

3. Solutions to help children limit diarrhea when children drink milk

When choosing milk for children, mothers need to choose the right milk for the age and location of the baby. Thereby minimizing indigestion leading to digestive disorders.
For babies who are breastfeeding, they need to continue to breastfeed. Children should not be fasted or reduced meals, this not only prolongs the duration of diarrhea but also increases the likelihood of malnutrition. In addition, breastfeeding also helps strengthen the child's immune system. According to many studies, breastfed babies are less likely to have diarrhea than cow's milk.
For children with lactose intolerance, parents should choose milk without lactose in the ingredients. Mothers need to maintain this until the child stops diarrhea completely. In addition, add calcium to the child's daily diet, because without lactose the body cannot absorb and metabolize calcium. This condition can last from 1 to 2 weeks, as the intestinal cells recover and produce the enzyme Lactose.
For children allergic to cow's milk, children need to have a reasonable diet. When the baby starts to drink new milk, the mother should divide the meals to let the baby gradually adapt. When you see any body reaction after drinking milk, you need to take your baby to a medical center right away to get help.
With many years of experience in examining and treating diseases in children, now the Pediatrics Department at Vinmec International General Hospital has become one of the major health care centers, capable of examining , screening and treatment of many specialized diseases in children. Therefore, if the child has signs of diarrhea that does not go away for a long time or the condition gets worse, parents can take the child to Vinmec International General Hospital for examination and receive support and advice from the doctors. doctors and health professionals.

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This article is written for readers from Sài Gòn, Hà Nội, Hồ Chí Minh, Phú Quốc, Nha Trang, Hạ Long, Hải Phòng, Đà Nẵng.

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