#1 Ranked Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
MyPatients provides referring primary care providers with secure access to their patients’ information.
Boston Children's has launched the world's 1st program dedicated to offering hand transplants to children who qualify.
Innovation insider is a semi-monthly e-newsletter analyzes innovations at Boston Children’s, other academic medical centers and from industry.
Read the latest blog by a Boston Children's doctor, clinician or staff member.
There are many ways you can help children and their families get the care they need.
Your child's physician may recommend taking lactase enzymes.
Symptoms are often best controlled with a proper diet.
Because milk and other dairy products are often a child's major source of calcium, and because calcium is essential for healthy bones and growth, you must ensure that your lactose-intolerant child gets enough calcium from other sources. Nondairy foods that are high in calcium include:
green vegetables, such as broccoli and kale
fish, such as salmon and sardines
yogurt with active cultures may be a good source of calcium for many people with lactose intolerance - evidence shows that the bacterial cultures used in making yogurt produce some of the lactase enzyme required for proper digestion
Your child's physician may prescribe a calcium supplement if your child is unable to get enough calcium from food.
Vitamin D is necessary for the body to absorb calcium; therefore, you child's diet should provide an adequate supply of vitamin D. Sources of vitamin D include eggs and liver. Sunlight can also provide vitamin D.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”