(Closed) Becoming lactose intolerant in pregnancy?

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
931 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Definitely. I am lactose intolerant and pregnancy has allowed me to eat ice cream without being sick for the first time since I was a kid. So I have to imagine it works both ways. Sorry!

Post # 6
4282 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@figgnewton:  I think it’s probably just the start of morning sickness and food aversions. I could be totally off base here, but with time you may be able to reintroduce dairy back into your diet.

Post # 7
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I agree. Probably food aversion. I puked and felt nauseous over the most random things that I loved before. I suspect you’ll be able to drink it later. 

Post # 8
641 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

My older sis became lactose intolerant during both of her pregnancies. Soy milk became her friend! Incidentally, her daughter is now lactose intolerant naturally.

Post # 9
186 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My mom become lactose intolerant while pregnant with both my sister and I and we both became lactose intolerant as a result

Post # 10
492 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have mild lactose intolerance normally and it doesn’t feel like what you are describing at all.  In general it makes me feel gassy and upset stomach similar to if I ate too much junk food like doughnuts or cake.  What you are describing does sound like morning sickness/food aversions.

Post # 11
80 posts
Worker bee

Me!  I’ve been lactose intolerant whenever I’m on my period… and surely enough, I’m lactose intolerant throughout my pregnancy.  BUT I love cheesy everything, so I still eat it.. but it upsets my stomach and makes me feel super nauseous after.


Post # 12
4428 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@figgnewton:  it happened to me too but after the pregnancy it stayed with me i drink the silk milk and thank God cheese does not bother me ; ) but i cant handle Dmilk i can do 2%

Post # 13
1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@legalese:  why suffer? Lactaid works wonders if you can’t do without some chessy goodness.


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@figgnewton:  yes, it can go both ways. Lactose intolerant women can become more tolerant during pregnancy, and normally lactose tolerant women can become more sensitive.

as I recommended above, get some Lactaid tablets and see if it helps. (i am LI, and I mostly avoid it, but sometimes I indulge…)

Post # 14
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

talk to your doctor and see if you can take over the counter lactose medication.  Also you can eat yogurt.  The bacteria that makes yogurt well yogurt kills lactose.  So in other words there is no lactose in yogurt.

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