At first, newborns who are given formula may not be able to digest
all of the milk sugar (lactose) in the formula they drink. The undigested
lactose moves to the large intestine and causes cramps, bloating, or gas. As
the baby grows, he or she is better able to digest the lactose, and the
Babies who are only fed breast milk do not have milk sugar
intolerance, because breast milk contains
lactase, an enzyme that helps digest lactose.
It is possible that the main title of the report Phenylketonuria is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.
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March 12, 2014
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