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Today, I'm taking care of my 12-year-old daughter because my ex-wife thought she could cure our daughter's lactose intolerance by sneaking milk into her soy breakfast. The milk had expired. FML

By reasonablysingle - / Saturday 11 June 2016 03:27 / Australia - Greystanes
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By  PANDORUM89  |  31

The only thing I've SEEN help lactose intolerance is something like Yakult. A good friend of mine drinks 2x a day for 2 weeks and she can drink/eat dairy products for about 3 months without issue. You can't build up an immunity to dairy products like its a poison lol. I just imagine your ex wife watching The Princess Bride and the seen with the Sicilian and thinking OMG THATS HOW ILL CURE MY DAUGHTER!

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  allie2590  |  31

Your friend probably isn't lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is caused when your body doesn't produce the lactase enzyme that's required to break down lactose, which is the sugar found in most diary products. The only thing that would ACTUALLY help would be lactase pills, which are taken directly before consuming dairy. Stuff like yakult and yogurt can usually be consumed without a problem because the lactose in them becomes lactic acid during the fermentation process.

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  Ayasha_fml  |  31

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  Wormgod  |  31

I'm lactose intolerant. The only thing that helps is to artificially introduction lactase (lactose enzyme) into your system. It will take about ten/twenty minutes to spread through your digestive system, and your body will immediately try to digest it, so you have about a one hour eating period before enough of the lactase is gone that lactose products won't get digested. I take powder and mix it in to milkshakes and take caplets to eat ice cream.

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  ABlindMan  |  31

Lactose intolerance isn't something that an immunity can be built for. Humans are actually born lactose tolerant, however at some point when you're supposed to stop breast feeding, the enzymes that handle lactose die out. The reason dairy products are so big today is because mutations occurred that allowed people to continue consumption after that time period. It's pretty fascinating actually. Roughly 75% of the world has some form of lactose intolerance.

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  ABlindMan  |  31

24 - I've seen you around here a lot and you haven't really contributed anything useful to any comment. The people who responded to whichever number started this chain are correct, lactose intolerance is not something you can build an immunity to, like the person somewhere above said, you can introduce artificial enzymes which can break down lactose and those will help with the digestion of dairy products, but the original commenter's friend is indeed still lactose intolerant. Science can't necessarily re-introduce a permanent enzyme to a body that has DNA that tells it to kill it off.

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  BrotherPhil  |  31

#6 When it's 75%, it's not so much intolerance as about 25% having a mutation that permits them to digest lactose past infancy. The reason that the default condition gets labelled as unusual is because of the major influence of European culture, as they are the main population who benefit from this mutation.

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  RabbitOfAurora  |  21

I've never heard of lactose intolerance killing someone; that's a bit extreme. At worst you spew and get the shits for a while. Or like me you just get very gassy. It just sounds like the wife needs a good talking to.

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  GhostFox  |  21

It's not a endangerment of the daughter because of the the lactose intolerance, though killing her just from that could be possible. Lactose intolerance can trigger vomiting and diarrhea from the body being unable to process the lactose. So not only is dehydration a risk if the mother was doing or intended to do this on a regular basis, but the kid also could very possibly choke on their own vomit depending on how badly they reject it. The other part of the problem is that, not only was OP's ex-wife essentially knowingly poisoning their daughter, but she additionally poisoned her by neglecting to check if the milk was safe.

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