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Many babies have tummy discomfort during their first year. But lactose intolerance is probably not the cause.
When your baby has tummy discomfort, it’s stressful for both of you. But remember, you’re not alone. Tummy issues are common at this age, and some moms perceive them as lactose sensitivity or intolerance. In reality, it’s probably not lactose intolerance.
Why is lactose important?
People can forget that lactose is the primary carbohydrate in breast milk, accounting for 40% of its calories. This major energy source may play roles in calcium absorption and promoting growth of healthy bacteria in the gut.
Lactose intolerance is apparent shortly after birth.
It’s extremely rare that babies are born lactose intolerant. If a baby is born lactose intolerant, it’s usually discovered within the first day or two after birth.
Switching to a tummy friendly formula can help.
Enfamil A+ Gentlease baby formula is:
Learn more about Enfamil A+ Gentlease with a short video, then test your knowledge with a quiz!
Shop Enfamil A+ Gentlease in our available formats, including powder or ready to feed liquid formulas. Also consider our Enfamil A+ Gentlease Ready to Feed formula, complete with a nipple-ready design.
* Similar to all infant formulas.
* Based on whey:casein ratio of typical, mature breast milk (15 days - 6 months after birth) prior to partial hydrolysis.**~1/5 of the lactose of a full-lactose, routine, milk-based formula.* Based on whey:casein ratio of typical, mature breast milk (15 days - 6 months after birth) prior to partial hydrolysis.
|Analysis||Per 100 mL - normal dilution||Per 100 g|
|Energy (kcal/kj)||68 / 280||510 / 2130|
|% of total energy Source: Partially hydrolyzed nonfat milk and whey protein concentrate||9||9|
|% of total energy
Source: Corn Syrup Solids, lactose
|% of total energy
Source: palm olein(44%), soy(19.5%), coconut(19.5%), higholeic sunflower(14.5%) oils, ARA & DHA single cell (2.5%) oils
|Linoleic acid (g)||0.58||4.4|
|Linolenic acid (g)||0.054||0.41|
|Vitamin A (IU)||200||1530|
|Vitamin D (IU)||41||310|
|Vitamin E (IU)||1.35||10.2|
|Vitamin K (mg)||0.0061||0.046|
|Vitamin C (mg)||8.1||61|
|Pantothenic Acid (mg)||0.34||2.6|
|Vitamin B6 (mg)||0.041||0.31|
|Folic Acid (mg)||0.0108||0.082|
|Vitamin B12 (mg)||0.0002||0.00153|
629g (1 tub)
Use the chart below for the correct amounts of cooled, boiled water and powder. Use scoop in tub/carton to measure powder. Store DRY scoop in this tub/pouch.
|TO MAKE||Boiled Water||Powder|
|60 mL bottle||60 mL 1/4 cup||1 unpacked level scoop|
|120 mL bottle||120 mL 1/2 cup||2 unpacked level scoops|
|180 mL bottle||180 mL 3/4 cup||3 unpacked level scoops|
|240 mL bottle||240 mL 1 cup||4 unpacked level scoops|
WARNING: Do not use a microwave oven to warm formula. Serious burns may result.
Failure to follow these instructions could result in severe harm. Once prepared, infant formula can spoil quickly. Either feed immediately or cover and store in refrigerator at 2-4°C (35-40°F) for no longer than 24 hours. Do not use prepared formula if it is unrefrigerated for more than a total of 2 hours. Do not freeze prepared formula. After feeding begins, use formula within one hour or discard.
TUB: Storage/Handling: Store powder at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures. After opening, and between uses, keep pouch and tub lid tightly closed, store in a dry area, and use contents within 1 month. Use tub with Enfamil Gentlease A+® formula only. Keep powder fresh and prevent bacterial growth by assuring tub is clean and completely dry. Completely empty tub and wipe with a clean, dry cloth before reusing. Each pouch contains a new batch code and expiration date sticker that must be retained until the contents of the pouch have been consumed.
REFILL: Storage/Handling: Store powder at room temperature; avoid extreme temperatures. Refill pouches can be used with reusable Enfamil Gentlease A+® tubs, sold separately. After opening and between uses, keep pouch and tub lid tightly closed, store in dry area, and use contents within 1 month. Do not store loose powder in Tub. Use tub with Enfamil Gentlease A+®infant formula only. Keep powder fresh and prevent bacterial growth by assuring tub is clean and completely dry. Completely empty tub and wipe with a clean, dry cloth before reusing. Each pouch contains a new batch code and expiration date sticker that must be retained until the contents of the pouch have been consumed.