Post # 1
Is anyone lactose intolerant?
I thought it was maybe being low on iron so I passed it off as that. Yesterday I did not feel well at all. Felt like I was going to pass out or throw up at the same time. My stomach was turning and I felt cold then hot. So I started to watch what I eat and how it effected me….it’s milk. I was fine this morning then I had a bowl of cereal and BOOM it’s like sickness hit me.
I wasn’t like this before so could I become lactose intolerant while being pregnant?
Post # 3
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 # 4
@figgnewton: How far along are you?
Post # 6
@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
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
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
My mom become lactose intolerant while pregnant with both my sister and I and we both became lactose intolerant as a result
Post # 10
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
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
@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
@legalese: why suffer? Lactaid works wonders if you can’t do without some chessy goodness.
@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
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.