Understanding Lactose Intolerance in Newborns: How Lactase Supplements Can Help

Understanding Lactose Intolerance in Newborns: How Lactase Supplements Can Help

Understanding Lactose Intolerance in Newborns: How Lactase Supplements Can Help

Lactose intolerance is a common condition where the body is unable to fully digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products. While lactose intolerance is most associated with adults, it can also occur in newborns. In fact, lactose intolerance is a common problem among infants, affecting up to 70% of premature babies and 30% of full-term babies.

Symptoms of lactose intolerance in newborns can include diarrhea, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain/colic. These symptoms can be particularly concerning for parents, as they can lead to dehydration and poor weight gain if left untreated.

Fortunately, lactase supplements can help alleviate the symptoms of lactose intolerance in newborns. Lactase is an enzyme that helps break down lactose into simpler sugars that can be easily digested by the body. By providing lactase supplements to newborns who are lactose intolerant, parents can help ensure that their babies are able to fully digest the milk and other dairy products they consume.

It’s important to note that lactose intolerance in newborns is often a temporary condition. As the baby’s digestive system matures, their ability to digest lactose may improve. However, in some cases, lactose intolerance may persist into childhood and adulthood. Given this variability, accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment planning are vital when addressing lactose intolerance.

For companies focused on pediatric solutions and seeking portfolio enhancement, we are open to collaborations with Delictase® Oral Drops.

By incorporating this best-seller into your portfolio, you can provide healthcare professionals with a reliable solution that ensures optimal nutrition for infants. Delictase® Oral Drops is meticulously tailored for newborns with lactose intolerance. It is intended to be added to formula or breast milk, assisting in the degradation of lactose improving digestion and well-being of the newborns. When using Delictase® Oral Drops, parents can feed their babies without relying on commercial lactose-free formulas, ensuring a more natural feeding experience.

Reach out to us today to discuss the possibilities of this collaboration and learn more about Delictase® Oral Drops and other health solutions. Please explore our Portfolio or contact us through bd@neosante-hs.com.

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