Lactose intolerance is rare in children under 3.
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Lactose intolerance is one form of food intolerance that we hear a lot about.
Lactose is a sugar present in all milk—breast milk, cow’s milk and commercial infant formula. It contributes to the development of children’s nervous systems and to the absorption of calcium.
Lactose intolerance is rare in children under 3. There is no need to buy lactose-free products unless a doctor confirms the intolerance.