My son is lactose intolerant
By May 15, 2013 at 10:39 am 530 10
Ok, I'm new here and I don't know if this is a unique situation or not. My 4 year old son is going to be starting school in August and he has been lactose intolerant since he was a baby. His allergy is so bad that he gets bloated, has severe gas and diarrhea that last about 3 or 4 days just from a tiny piece of cheese or one swallow of milk. The only time he can eat or drink anything with lactose is if it's heated because the lactose molecules change with heat and even then he will still get the symptoms but it's not as bad. My son is the kind of kid that wants to be a big boy and wants to eats what everyone else is eating. My concern (well, really a worry) is that even though the school district implemented a food allergy form that every parent/guardian has to fill out at the beginning of the school year the national guidelines make the school lunchrooms have every child take a milk with lunch and I know my son will drink it. What is the best way,besides this form, that I can explain this to the school and make sure he doesn't get teased or alienated by the other kids because or this. He can't go through the entire school year with diarrhea and me having to go to the school daily after his lunchtime to clean him up. Thanks!