Can my baby develop fructose intolerance from breast milk?


Infants are usually diagnosed with hereditary fructose intolerance when they are weaned from the breast. They do not develop fructose intolerance from breast milk. Breast milk contains lactose, a milk sugar, and is not affected by the enzyme (protein) related to fructose intolerance. Once babies are weaned and begin to consume fructose, the disease usually manifests itself.

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Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases, also known as gastrointestinal diseases, are disorders that affect your esophagus, stomach and small and large intestines. The symptoms of digestive diseases vary widely depending on which part of your digestiv...

e system is affected. Generally symptoms can be blood in your stool, a change in bowel habits, pain, weight loss or heartburn that is not relieved by antacids. See you doctor if you have any of these signs of digestive disease.

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