A to Z: Lactose Intoleranceenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-KH-AZ-Dictionary-enHD.jpgLactose intolerance happens because the body has trouble digesting a kind of sugar that's in milk products.dairy, milk, product, lactase, enzyme, lactose, pain, gas, flatulence, fart, diarrhea, stomach, digest 03/25/201604/08/201909/02/2019f244e412-0796-4216-be84-29021182b3c1https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-lactose-intolerance.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lactose.html/">Lactose intolerance</a> happens because the body has trouble digesting a kind of sugar. This sugar &mdash;&nbsp;called lactose &mdash;&nbsp;is in milk and milk products.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Lactose intolerance happens when the body makes too little of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs lactase to break down lactose.&nbsp;</p> <p>People with lactose intolerance might have belly pain, gas, bloating, and <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/diarrhea.html/">diarrhea</a> after they eat milk products. How bad these problems are depends on the person. Some people can have small amounts of dairy without problems. Others have a lot of stomach trouble and need to avoid all dairy products.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sometimes people get lactose intolerance after an illness or from taking medicines. In these cases, the lactose intolerance can go away after a few days or weeks.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>People can manage lactose intolerance by not drinking as much milk or eating fewer dairy products. Because the body needs calcium, they should eat more non-dairy products that have calcium, like calcium-fortified juice or soy milk; green, leafy vegetables; and beans. People who avoid milk and dairy products may need calcium and vitamin D supplements.&nbsp;</p> <p>Taking lactase enzyme supplements before eating dairy will help the body digest lactose and prevent problems.&nbsp;</p> <p><em><span style="font-size: 1em; line-height: 1.4em;">All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</span></em></p>
A to Z Symptom: DiarrheaDiarrhea (loose, watery, or more frequent stools) can be a symptom of many conditions, including common infections. Most cases go away in a few days with proper home care.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-symptoms-diarrhea.html/f53ce410-2dfb-43f0-a4e1-1e43c95c9ba3
A to Z: Flatulence, Eructation, and Gas PainIt may seem embarrassing to talk about, but intestinal gas and the sounds and smells it causes are common and usually totally normal. Learn more here.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/101538.html/62e50af8-2175-4246-9e45-3e8851f53bcc
About Recipes for Kids With Lactose IntoleranceThese recipes are especially for kids with lactose intolerance. Kids with lactose intolerance often need to limit or avoid dairy products.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/about-li-recipes.html/071d4f7a-e31b-444c-8da9-49344e8ebf8b
Lactose IntoleranceMany kids have lactose intolerance - trouble digesting lactose, the main sugar in milk and milk products - which can cause cramps, diarrhea, and gas.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lactose.html/d021ff67-64d2-4238-8615-13b33c814d6f
Lactose Intolerance Factsheet (for Schools)What teachers should know about lactose intolerance and how to help students who have it.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lactose-factsheet.html/1a66c798-1fbb-4b1f-a03c-ddf576f81d09
What's the Difference Between a Food Allergy and a Food Intolerance?Food allergies and food intolerances, like lactose intolerance, are not the same. Find out more.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/allergy-intolerance.html/969e0d3e-a4b0-4780-8d7f-7b93bb6d1116