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:
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.
|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|
17.4g (16 pack)
Use the chart below for the correct amounts of cooled, boiled water and powder packets. Add correct number of powder packets.
|TO MAKE||BOILED WATER||POWDER|
|120 mL bottle||120 mL 1/4 cup||1 packet|
|240 mL bottle||240 mL 1/2 cup||2 packets|
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.
Powder Packet Storage: Store packets at room temperature. Do not freeze powder and avoid excessive heat.