(Closed) Becoming Lactose Intolerant during pregnancy?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
37 posts

it does happen unfortunately, I became allergic to mosquito bites when I was pregnant my foot swelled so much I couldn’t walk. It should just be temporary until maybe a few weeks after your baby is born, however if you are really worried about it or struggling with it at all then do talk to a doctor. Enjoy your pregnancy and remember to relax.

Post # 3
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mine was the opposite, im lactose intolerant and whilst pregnant i was able to ear dairy products- very very strange. It returned to normal after pregnancy, unfortunatley for me ๐Ÿ™ but in your case that would be a good thing!

Post # 4
600 posts
Busy bee

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kreeneth :  I was the same! I’m still fine with dairy but can’t have it right now because my son has a milk protein allergy. 


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Cait2007 :  You could ask your doctor about Lactaid pills. I think I read they’re safe during pregnancy. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Same as 

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kreeneth!  I am lactose intolerant when I’m not pregnant.  But when I’m knocked up, I can have as much ice cream and mozzarella cheese as I want!  It goes back to normal after pregnancy though.  Maybe the reverse is true too? 

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Blushing bee

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Cait2007 :  I get lactose intolerant EVRYTIME I’m on my period. I really don’t know why, but as soon as it’s shark week, I can’t even eat a yoghurt without having stomach pain, cramps and… well. The even less nicer things.

Tell your doctor the next time you see him/her, but I’d not be concerned if I were you. There are plenty of options without any lactose in them.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’ve had the opposite but with wheat. Wheat used to set off my ibs horribly and id be crippled with cramps and on the toilet for hours. Pregnant all I have wanted to eat is wheat and I’ve been fine! If I were you I’d cut out all dairy and replace it with dairy free options for pregnancy and then it will probably go back to normal after. 

Post # 9
944 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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Cait2007 :  I became full blown allergic to milk and anything made with milk in it when I was pregnant with my first. It sucks, nothing I can do about it except change my diet and be aware of what’s in the foods I want to eat. 

I’m sorry this happened to you!! It is really bizarre and I had never heard of things like this happening before it happened to me.

eta: my allergy did not go away after pregnancy ๐Ÿ™ if anything it’s gotten worse with my second pregnancy. I hope your intolerance disappears after you’re pregnancy!!

Post # 10
4226 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom

I’m 14 weeks pregnant with baby #1. I have developed a food sensitivity to pork, bell peppers (specifically red) and asparagus…foods I used to LOVE! Whenever I try to eat them the smell alone bugs me, and I can barely make it half way through the meal without throwing up. 

I’m REALLY hoping this goes away post pregnancy!

Post # 11
303 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This can definitely happen! My OB explained it to me in that it’s not so much that you become lactose intollerant, but that due to the hormones and other things happening in your body, you just become really sensitive to lactose.  You’d go back to normal after pregnancy, just like others have mentioned, and it could even come and go during pregnancy.  She suggested that instead of cutting it all out (you may have to supplement calcium or something if you do that), that I try just reducing the amount that I’m consuming, and so far that seems to have worked for me.  I’m sure it would totally depend on the symptoms you’re having – but don’t worry! Just par for the course ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

This happened to me with my first pregnancy. To this day…8 yrs later I am still lactose intolerant. I can still eat cream cheese and regular cheese. But no milk, unless it’s lactose free and no icecream and very little butter. I have a very strong reaction to lactose, I get really nauseous and have horrible pain…worse pain then my 2 csections. Sometimes I feel like I’m dying. It can last anywhere from 30 mins to 3-4 hrs. It’s horrible to live with.

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