By longing for emancipation - 30/04/2016 03:09 - United States - Mitchell

Today, my mom claimed that lactose intolerance is a "myth" and told me to drink my damn milk because it's good for my bones. FML
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How can your mom not know this? Especially if she was the one that changed you diapers when you were a youngster and most likely given dairy.

Peanut allergies are a myth too

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Peanut allergies are a myth too

^If only they were myths.

Oh yeah, because trying to avoid being sick to my stomach and nausea means I'm not hungry enough to eat peanut butter..

But not so good for your GI system...

As well as that, the calcium you absorb from milk is not able to be used in your bones very well- scientists aren't sure why yet but they think it may be to do with the galactose in milk. As well as that, milk also has lots of saturated fat, so its better to get your calcium from whole plant foods, such as green vegetables.

How can your mom not know this? Especially if she was the one that changed you diapers when you were a youngster and most likely given dairy.

Lactose intolerance can develop over time.

Your allergies change every 7 years or so.

It's uncommon for little kids to be lactose intolerant, it usually develops in teen years or early adulthood.

The simple answer is ignorance.

This is the kind of stuff you learn in High School Biology classes. There's a simple scientific explanation to Lactose Intolerance and it only takes a few minutes and a visual aid to teach it to someone.

Forcing you to drink milk is pretty shitty. If she won't listen to reason and understand that she's causing you pain, I think you should pour out her milk, rinse out the bottle and put your non-dairy alternative of choice in there.

Or you could just shit in her bed when you get a sore stomach from being forced to drink the milk :)))

Sorry your mother is an idiot.

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Suggest lactose-free milk? It's still milk and it won't be dangerous for you. I'm sorry your mother's ignorance is affecting your well being.

Op I'm really sorry. Your moms inconsiderate ways could really hurt you.. Hopefully she will wise up and have a doctor talk sense into her about your condition.

You should tell her that drinking milk can actually decrease your bone density.

I'm lactose intolerant as well the symptoms are definitely not a myth. See if she'll be willing to replace milk with either soy or almond milk.

She's probably anti-vaccine too considering her logic