Lactose-free milk powder vs hydrolyzed protein milk powder
"What should I do? My baby eats milk powder and has diarrhea. Should I look for some hypoallergenic milk powder?" Hey? That's not necessarily because milk protein allergies or lactose intolerance may cause diarrhea, but the milk powder required for the two cases is different, so you can choose between different situations.
Anti-allergic milk powder actually refers to hydrolyzed protein milk powder, which means to chop up the indigestible macromolecular protein in milk to turn it into small molecular protein that is not easy to stimulate the stomach, but does not affect the nutritional value. It is mainly aimed at babies who are "allergic to milk protein" to help them relieve diarrhea, flatulence, constipation, eczema and other conditions. According to the degree of hydrolysis, hydrolyzed protein milk powder can be divided into partially hydrolyzed protein milk powder, deep hydrolyzed protein milk powder and amino acid milk powder. Among them, only partially hydrolyzed protein milk powder can be bought on the market, and the latter two require a doctor to prescribe.
What about babies who are lactose intolerant? This requires looking for lactose-free milk powder. Because this type of baby usually lacks certain enzymes to break down lactose in the intestines, lactose is not digested after entering the intestines, and there may be diarrhea, vomiting, intestinal colic and other manifestations. The saddest thing is that babies who are allergic to milk protein can still drink breast milk, but babies who are lactose intolerant may not tolerate breast milk and milk... In short, if you encounter a similar situation, go to the hospital for diagnosis first!