is a carbohydrate present in milk and dairy products. For some newborns and infants it is impossible, or very difficult, to digest lactose, and they develop an intolerance manifested by bloating
-type abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea
which can cause weight loss, dehydration, and severe malnutrition. Lactose-free milk enables proper nutrition for lactose intolerant children and is also used to rehydrate a child with severe diarrhea. The lactose is either removed from the milk, while maintaining its nutritional qualities and taste
, or it is supplemented with lactase that enables the digestion
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Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:50 AM by Jeff.