(Closed) nwr: My daughter thinks she is lactose intolerant

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Why does the teacher think she is lactose intolerant?  Especially if she ate pizza one day after complaining that her tummy hurt?  Maybe you can take her to the doctor and get her checked out?  At the very least, you might get a definitive, “No, this not lactose intolerance,” you can take back to the teacher. 

As far as your daughter goes…  well, let’s just say I was a pretty whiny kid.  🙂  After so many “illness” calls, my mom made a deal with the school nurse that if I felt sick, I could go to her office and lay down for a while.  Once I felt better, I could go back to class.  Pretty much, though, unless I had a super high fever or was throwing up, I had to tough it out at school all day, even if I was crying.  Although I don’t remember it, my mom said I quickly learned that it was a lot more fun to be in class with my friends than laying in the nurse’s office alone.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Bring her to your family doctor and they can send you to a lab to get tested. I’m lactose intolerance. It’s easy but she can’t eat from 10pm day prior i think(?) and all they do is get her to drink this orangey power stuff every 30 mins for 2-3 hours and at the end they take her blood. they’ll send the results to your Family doctor and You’ll know if she is indeed lactose and then go from there..

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

It definitely would be a good idea to consult her pediatrician.  Also, many dairy foods like cheese actually have very little lactose.  If she is lactose intolerant, eating pizza with cheese may not cause an upset stomach like milk.

Here is a short chart about foods and their lactose levels. http://www.uhs.uga.edu/nutrition/lactoseintolerance.html

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Do you think she’s faking the tummy aches? A little girl at the daycare I used to work at (same age) did that all the time for awhile. He parents started sending her to school with broth and wheat crackers. It was so gross. They told her it was so her tummy would stop hurting. After about 3 days she admited she may have been pretending a little.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I got excruciating tummy aches all throughout elementary school, mostly during the morning–actually from about 7:30 am-9:00 am everyday.  I don’t believe she’s faking.  I would definitely have her looked at by the doctor.  And don’t let him/her blow you off by saying she needs more fiber.  Actually have the tests done, even if it means a upper and lower endoscopy!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Is she having a difficult time with any of her classmates or friends at school?  Is she worried about anything in particular or seem to be going through a difficult time (either at home or school)? 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Also, I’d feel fine later in the day.  It was just those couple of hours.  Now I allegedly have IBS.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I recommend taking her to the Dr. and getting her checked out. I personally am lactose intolerant and it isn’t the end of the world but it is really nice to know what I need to avoid so I don’t get an attack. I can eat pizza and cheese burgers without any problem at all but if I have a glass of milk, pudding or ice cream I am going to have to visit the ladies. I don’t think she is lying because if I have a small amount of dairy I will feel better after I visit the ladies but sometimes I still have pain for a long time and I have to use a heating pad to help with the pain.

If she is lactose intolerant there are a lot of things that will help her out, firs my best friend in the entire world is lactaid. I take one lactaid when I am going to eat dairy and I don’t have any problems at all. I ususally get the generic lactaid. Lactaid milk was also a great find, I was not a fan of soy milk and I thought I was never going to be able to have cerial again. It is a little sweeter and more expensive than regular milk but I think it is worth it. Lactaid has also came out with different flavors of ice cream, I think they are very good.

Best of luck with your daughter, I personally hope she isn’t lactose intolerant because it is not fun.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

To me it sounds like she knows she gets out of school if she says her stomach hurts.  She just found a clever way to go home!  Smart!  

I’d giver her things to eat that don’t have milk in them for a few days to see if the pains go away.  If she ate all that milk/cheese/yogurt and was fine then it doesn’t sound like she’s intolerant.  It can be pretty bad…like, it just goes through you instantly kind of bad.

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