One of my babies had colic, so I stopped dairy 7 months ago. I was never sure if that is what helped her or if she grew out of her problem. She is now eating yogurt and not having bad reactions to it. I know that the protein in yogurt is different than milk, in terms of proteins/reactions... but I'm wondering if I can now ingest cottage cheese and other cheeses and feel safe that I won't be tainting her breast milk.... it takes so long to get dairy out of the breast milk, I don't want to make a mistake. Thanks!
The proteins in yoghurt are the same as in other dairy products; its a myth that yoghurt contains different or less proteins than other dairy-my son who had a severe allergy to dairy would react worse to it than anything else. The lactose is broken down somewhat in yoghurt so I think that is where the confusion lies. If your baby is fine with yoghurt; then its very likely she has outgrown the problem, you could try having a teeny amount of dairy yourself and waiting a week before introducing anything else, if you're worried. Most babies do outgrow this problem at 5-6 months though; my son had severe reactions to dairy via my milk, bloody, mucusy stools and extreme abdominal bloating but when I tried dairy at 5 months he was fine; he now has all kinds of dairy in his diet and is also fine xx
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