Temporary Lactose Intolerance in Infants

Symptoms of Temporary Lactose Intolerance

Some, otherwise healthy, infants may have difficulty digesting the lactose in breastmilk or infant formula. This is called temporary lactose intolerance (TLI). The symptoms of TLI can be uncomfortable for these infants, to say the least. This temporary lactose intolerance can cause:

  • Gassiness
  • Fussiness
  • Uncomfortable or bloated tummy
  • Excessive crying

Understanding Infant Digestion


If the lactase enzyme has not fully developed in your infant’s digestive system, the lactose found in breastmilk or formula may have trouble passing through your infant’s small intestine and may not easily be broken down.

In the case of TLI in infants, an infant’s digestive system should be sufficiently developed by three to four months of age to produce the proper amount of lactase for proper digestion of lactose in the diet. However, these three to four months can be a difficult time for these new parents—luckily there’s Colief to help out!

How Colief Can Help Digestion

Colief Infant Digestive Aid knows how frustrating it can be to find a solution when your little one is crying excessively from tummy discomfort. That’s why we encourage these new moms to try Colief Infant Digestive Aid first—before turning to major lifestyle changes, such as radically restricting mom’s own diet if breastfeeding, or, switching to expensive infant formulas. Colief Infant Digestive Aid has been shown to help reduce colic-associated crying time in infants when caused by temporary lactose intolerance.

Treat the milk a little. Reduce the crying a lot.

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