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What are the symptoms of congenital lactose intolerance?

Symptoms of congenital lactose intolerance are usually mild, though they can be severe for some. The first symptom in babies is most commonly diarrhea. Because of their inability to consume milk, young children often may fail to gain weight as they should. Other symptoms more common in adults include nausea, bloating, and stomach cramps. Usually, symptoms will start anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours after consuming foods or drinks that contain lactose.

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