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Can breastfeeding cause lactose intolerance?

Diana K. Blythe, MD
Pediatrics
Breastfeeding does not cause lactose intolerance. Babies who breastfeed naturally have looser stools and soil their pampers more often. This is normal for breastfed babies and does not mean they have lactose intolerance.

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