Fructose intolerance is often diagnosed in infancy, so you will need to limit your baby's diet to avoid damaging foods and drinks. If your baby takes formula or baby food, check the labels for fructose. If not treated promptly and correctly, growth and development may be affected. You may want to speak with a doctor who specializes in metabolic disorders or biochemical genetics to help with ongoing care for your child.
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