Upsets My Stomach
lactase. If this happens, your stomach
may feel upset after drinking milk or
eating food made from milk.
Can I still drink milk even if it upsets my stomach?
|YES! Even if milk upsets your stomach, most people can drink 1 cup a day with a meal and not feel sick. Drinking 1 to 2 cups of milk each day can help your body make more lactase to break down the sugar (lactose) in milk. Even if milk upsets your stomach, most people can drink 1 cup a day with a meal and not feel sick.|
|Tip: Start with low-fat milk on your cereal!|
What can I do if I want to drink milk and eat foods made from or with milk?
How do I know if I am lactose intolerant?
Your doctor can run tests to see if you are lactose intolerant.
What should I watch out for if I am lactose intolerant?
Other foods have small amounts of milk or lactose and include:
TIP: Read the food label. It lists all the ingredients in a food
What about Calcium?
Drinking milk and eating food made from milk, like cheese and yogurt, each day are great ways to get the calcium your body needs. If drinking milk or eating food made from milk upsets your stomach, get your daily calcium from:
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Published September 2002
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