Effect of Low Lactose Milk "Eiwit Melk" (E.M.) on Low Birth Weight Infants with Diarrhoea

  • TB. Bagdadiji Department of Child Health, Medical School University of Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • Suharjono Suharjono Department of Child Health, Medical School University of Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • Aswitha Boediarso Department of Child Health, Medical School University of Indonesia, Jakarta.
  • Sunoto Sunoto Department of Child Health, Medical School University of Indonesia, Jakarta.
Keywords: diarrhoea, low lactose milk, infants.

Abstract

Thirty-nine low birth weight infants suffering from diarrhoea hospitalized in the Department of Child Health, Dr. Tjipto Mangunkusumo Hospital/Medical School University of Indonesia from July 1972 to December 1973 were treated with "Eiwit Melk" (low lactose milk).

Results are not satisfactory although better than with the routine formula.
9 out of 39 cases (23%) give excellent result.
3 out of 39 cases (7.6%) give good result.
27 out of 39 cases (69.4%) give poor result.

In low birth weight infants, next to lactose intolerance, other factors in causing diarrhoea among others fat malabsorption should be considered. Trials with formulas combining easily absorbable fats should be encouraged.

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Published
2017-05-29
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Bagdadiji T, Suharjono S, Boediarso A, Sunoto S. Effect of Low Lactose Milk "Eiwit Melk" (E.M.) on Low Birth Weight Infants with Diarrhoea. PI [Internet]. 29May2017 [cited 22Feb.2024];15(7-8):198-06. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/1419
Received 2017-05-24
Accepted 2017-05-24
Published 2017-05-29