Health Tip: Is My Child Lactose Intolerant?

Here are some common symptoms

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(HealthDay News) -- People who are lactose-intolerant can't digest a sugar found in milk.

Could your child be among them? The American Academy of Pediatrics says signs of trouble digesting lactose may include:

  • Having stomach cramps.
  • Feeling bloated.
  • Complaining of gas.
  • Feeling nauseated.
  • Having diarrhea.

Symptoms usually begin within 30 minutes to 2 hours of drinking milk, the academy says.

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