Although I've been ignored the past year by my GP I am still adamant my daughter has a milk allergy. They diagnosed her with reflux as a baby and said it would get better once on solids. It has improved but I have noticed alot of other symptoms to make me think it has actually been a milk allergy she has had.
Her symptoms are -
A very bad cough - coughing fits
Bloated, hard tummy
Red rash/ exerma on cheeks
I have noticed that the rash appear after yoghurts.
I am going to ring my HV for advice tomorrow as I am getting nowhere with GPs.
Can anyone who has a LO with a milk allergy please help.
Am I thinking right or wrong? Whatever it is its definitely something. Its not just "fine" as they say :@
If you want to test it on your own you can try dairy free for two weeks and see if symptoms improve. I'm assuming you can give soy milk at that age but some kids allergic to milk are also allergic to soy. It does sound to me like a possible dairy reaction. Can you go to a different doctor?
I agree go dairy free for a few weeks and see if her symptoms go, that is all they will ask you to do first anyway. They make you try eliminating and reintroducing first before anything and blood tests will only show true allergy not an intolerance which this sounds like. In the mean time ask for a referral to the paediatrics. Maybe cut out egg too.
Most dairy intolerant are to soya too so blag your doc to give you some formula to try while you wait or you could try oat milk which is the best non dairy/soya for a child but she would probably need vitamins alongside that xx
I agree, try going dairy free for a few weeks. Don't replace with soy as they are often allergic to soy too. Maria has a dairy allergy and she gets the eczema rash, within 20 minutes or so of having dairy.
I did cut out yoghurts for 1-2 weeks. She used to have one everyday at lunch time as a pudd. Her rash was much better and the coughing fits eased. I don't give her them every day now but she has the odd one. And every time she gets a rash. This probably is stupid but I don't know what else to replace it with. And at nursery pudds are usually milk related. Custard, rice pudding, yoghurt, Semolina etc. I started buying hartleys jelly pots and ambrosia custard and rice, as I thought the amount of milk contained would be less of that in a yoghurt.
I have asked the nursery to monitor what things she has had when her cheeks and coughing fits start. Today, it was either the milk in her breakfast, or cheese and breadsticks that she had at snack.
What dairy free foods could I give as an alternative? Most foods contain milk to me! lol
Does it sound like a milk allergy? Intolerance is a different thing altogether isnt it?
Maria doesn't really have puddings but maybe jellies, fruit, biscuits - things like that?
It could be either. The rash makes it sound like an allergy to me. How quickly does the reaction appear after she eats the yoghurts? Intolerance reactions are usually slower to appear than allergic reactions.
A true allergy is Anaphylactic shock or wheezing and hives. All other symptoms are an intolerance.
Oat milk is the best milk alternative and so are soya yoghurt but I'd limit the soya and see if she reacts to that too. You can make your own rice pud and stuff with oat milk, check out dairy free recipes online. I have got 2 dairy intolerant kids.
A true allergy will show on a blood test so ask for one they have no reason to say no.
Hiya hun, keep going back to your GP my son has CMPA and it was getting really bad and we had a DR covering someones shift and recognised the allergy this took around two years to get seen by the allergy clinic. We was also fobbed off with reflux and colic. If something isnt right keep on at it. GPs dont often know enough about CMPA xx
What do you give your LO's before bed? Feel like that's another stupid question lol but mine still has her milk although I have tired to reduce it right down to 4oz's. Tea in our house is around 5.00/5.30. If I took the dairy away that would be too long to go with nothing until morning. And I certainly don't want her to start waking through the night again. I've only just cracked that one lol xx
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