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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 09:50 AM   11
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That's interesting, I hadn't heard about a soy allergy coiciding with dairy allergies. That is good to know! She doesn't have an allergy, however, just lactose intolerance, and soy milk is lactose-free. Her stools have never hardened up, though. She only poops once a day, but it's not very solid. We have her on a probiotic, but I really don't think it's helping honestly.

We did switch her to Aquaphor (it's petroleum jelly-based) and that has helped tremendously. She hasn't had any more rashes since we started using it. We're in the US, so I haven't ever heard of most of what people have suggested She is in daycare, and they don't accommodate cloth diapers, so we can't go that route, but they do change her every 2 hours. We don't usually do a change during the night, but since we've been using Aquaphor we haven't had any issues at night. We also use Huggies overnites one size bigger, which really helps as well.

I think I'll talk to her doctor about the soy milk, just in case.



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 13:02 PM   12
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That's interesting, I hadn't heard about a soy allergy coiciding with dairy allergies. That is good to know! She doesn't have an allergy, however, just lactose intolerance, and soy milk is lactose-free. Her stools have never hardened up, though. She only poops once a day, but it's not very solid. We have her on a probiotic, but I really don't think it's helping honestly.

We did switch her to Aquaphor (it's petroleum jelly-based) and that has helped tremendously. She hasn't had any more rashes since we started using it. We're in the US, so I haven't ever heard of most of what people have suggested She is in daycare, and they don't accommodate cloth diapers, so we can't go that route, but they do change her every 2 hours. We don't usually do a change during the night, but since we've been using Aquaphor we haven't had any issues at night. We also use Huggies overnites one size bigger, which really helps as well.

I think I'll talk to her doctor about the soy milk, just in case.
Lactose intolerance is really rare, is it definitely the lactose she is reacting to? Usually it is the protein in cows milk which causes issues, particularly when it presents like yours. Otherwise, lactose free cows milk would be suitable. The protein in cows milk is similar to the protein in soy.

Google cows milk protein allergy to see if any of it sounds familiar



 
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Thanks loeylo, I'll do that! The nurse practitioner we saw when she had the burns on her bum said it was lactose intolerance, and I didn't think to question it. I do find it odd that she still has soft/runny stools even on soy milk. I would rather have her on cows milk. I was thinking of trying out that new A2 milk, I'm just so worried the diarrhea will come back.



 
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Old Aug 27th, 2017, 14:36 PM   14
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Thanks loeylo, I'll do that! The nurse practitioner we saw when she had the burns on her bum said it was lactose intolerance, and I didn't think to question it. I do find it odd that she still has soft/runny stools even on soy milk. I would rather have her on cows milk. I was thinking of trying out that new A2 milk, I'm just so worried the diarrhea will come back.
I'd try to speak to a dietician. Since seeing a dietician we have had so many seemingly unrelated issues solved. She still has some digestive issues and still can only tolerate a small amount of dairy per day (1 small yoghurt, a small piece of cheese, or similar) and definitely can't drink cows milk on its own.

Apparently lactose intolerance only starts in late childhood.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 05:16 AM   15
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Soft mushy stools are normal at this age though, right? None of mine have had solid poo as toddlers.



 
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Old Aug 30th, 2017, 10:40 AM   16
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Minties, yes, but not runny. My daughter had solid stools before switching to milk.



 
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Sorry if I've missed anything just glanced over the thread .

DD2 has a cows milk protein allergy . Got diagnosed at 11 months. She also went onto soya milk which gave her terrible nappy rash and an upset stomach . Dietician told us that children usually start off ok with it but the more they have their stomach cannot handle it . We switched to KoKo coconut milk and she's been fine since !! .

You mentioned the nurses said it was lactose .. do you know if they did any tests for this ? I would ask them to clarify it's lactose before trying the A2 milk as if it's a protein allergy it's not recommended and she will react to the milk. Is she still completely dairy free ?

Like PP said it's more likely to be a protein allergy in babies than a lactose one as I think I've read it usually develops in people aged between 20/40 .

Keep us updated if you don't mind would like to know how your both getting on as it's a hard road being diary etc free !

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Old Sep 4th, 2017, 16:47 PM   18
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Update: we saw the pediatrician again as her rash was still hanging around. This doctor ruled out dairy as the cause since it's still been going on even on soy. He prescribed more of the silvadene cream (this stuff is seriously amazing!) and we put her back on cows milk, and she's happy as a clam! Poops are no longer runny, rash is completely gone! It's been a week and so far so good. I'm hoping things stay okay! Her original diarrhea was likely a stomach bug and not a reaction to milk at all.



 
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Glad to hear she's doing well

Fingers crossed she continues this way ! Good luck x



 
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Old Nov 15th, 2017, 06:24 AM   20
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That's good she's feeling better. I'm not sure if you get it in the US but bepanthan cream is fantastic for nappy rashes. My daughter used to get terrible rash, almost like a burn. We had to treat it with a steroid cream for a short while, switch to cloth nappies and wipes and use bepanthan cream as a barrier cream at all changes. It worked brilliantly and I'm using it to prevent rashes with my youngest.



 
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