A condition where your body is allergic to dairy products is called lactose intolerance. The dairy products include milk, cheese, butter, butter milk, bread and cookies, chocolates and ice cream. If you do consume these products and you are in fact lactose intolerant then you might suffer from vomiting, nausea and immediate weight loss. The degree of symptoms and the reaction to lactose varies from person to person. If your infant is allergic to lactose then he will be slow to gain weight and have severe diaper rash.
How Can You Treat Lactose Intolerance
First and foremost you must stay away from all dairy products no matter how tempted you may be. The only dairy product that is safe for you is yogurt as it has live natural enzymes that help in digestion. One must take care to have only home made yogurt though as it is the safest.
Include a variety of fruits and vegetables in your diet so that you get the required number of nutrients that you lose out from the dairy products. The most important thing that you need to substitute is calcium. You can get this from green leafy vegetables and fish. You can get the required protein from fish. Apricots, figs, oranges, broccoli, tofu and salmons and sardines are excellent options for you. In addition to this taking calcium supplements would be a good idea.
Speak to your doctor about the various things you can do to fill in the void that is created by the lack of dairy in your life. If you are pregnant and have a history of lactose intolerance in the family then you must speak with your doctor about your options about breast feeing your child as she may be intolerant since birth. Although it is not contagious there is a possibility that it is passed on from generations to another.