is a condition where a child is not able to digest the lactose sugar in milk or diet, due to "deficiency of lactase enzyme" which may occur due to genetic deficiency or some infection of gut causing temporary loss of gut skin.
it is suspected when stool test
shows presence of acidic pH and free sugars in stool and the condition refverts to normal after completely stopping milk and sugar based feeds for at least 3 days ( one may replace it with soya milk). the diagnosis, suspect and therapy requires contimuous medical attention and supervision .
to ask in details.
Dr Santosh Kondekar MD DNB DCH FCPS
Associate professor TN Medical coillege Mumbai