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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 19:55 PM   1
sandilion
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Cows milk and croup


My DS has croup for the second time now and I just have a question, as my mother is telling me that the cows milk would be bad for him, and that his croup is most likely due to a milk allergy.

He has no other symptoms of a milk allergy... in fact he is completely fine with dairy, but because when she was looking after him last weekend she gave him a bottle of 'rich cows milk' that he fell sick after that. He has never had that reaction with me with the cows milk I use. I am still yet to be told what brand of milk she gave him for it to be 'richer' but anyhoo.

Im feeling frustrated, as LO is very sick - have been giving him predmix once daily. He has lost his appetite, and milk is all he wants but my mother is stressing me out telling me the milk is bad and i need to keep him on oat milk. But there isn't enough in oat milk t o keep LO going.

Mind you she believes milk is bad in general, same with meat. I used to believe that too due to all her info, but i don't believe it anymore and we are no longer vegan.

Help!!! Im feeling stressed out with her texting me repeatedly telling me LO has a milk allergy. He doesn't have eczema, the Drs confirmed croup as he has no phlegm in his chest. I have him booked in to see his doc again tonight but just would like to see what you ladies say about this?? Mum believes i shouldn't take the Drs word for it and get him properly tested. I guess I will then, even though I am certain there is no allergy.

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Also - can anyone here with LO's with milk allergies kindly give me an idea on what their reactions and symptoms are? I know its all on google as well, but sometimes question what i read and would like to hear from personal experiences what i should be looking for.



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 20:25 PM   2
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Milk allergies can be tied to breathing issues, but croup is very common between October and March, especially during odd-numbered years. If that's the only reason you have to suspect a milk allergy I wouldn't worry about it. Your mom needs to chill out :P



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 20:40 PM   3
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Yeah the weather here has been ridiculous - hot then cold then hot then cold. And at the hospital they said heaps of children have been in with the same symptoms as DS. Yet my mother is convinced I am slowly poisoning my child with cows milk.



 
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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 20:41 PM   4
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Both of my girls had croup in october. Horrible barky cough that turned into just a nasty sounding cough. Having them in a steamy bathroom helped as did brimging them outside for fresh cold air during a coughing fit.

My only experience with milk allergy must have been more of an intolerance? A daycare boy had a lot of digestive issues and eventually was vomiting. He had eczema. He also had a gluten allergy at the same time. He didn't have respiratory issues with either.

Eta - my kids have been sick all fall. They are better for a week and then catch something else. Both are miserable with colds right now and Megan is hacking up a lung. He is in daycare right?



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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 20:53 PM   5
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Yep daycare - 2 days a week then at mums on one, but he is at a big daycare. While where he goes is a brilliant place, he has been sick NON stop since being there. And every time i take him there I see one or 2 kids looking miserable and sick.

Its hard, and even harder when people start blaming me for it as well. If he had a milk allergy, wouldn't he react badly to milk every time? Or can it be possible to be fine with milk for a long period of time then all of a sudden be very ill from it? And ice cream, cheese, yogurt, chocolate he is completely fine with and loves them. I would have thought if you are allergic to something then you react to it every time. But my mum seems to disagree and it's upsetting me. Maybe im just being overly emotional.



 
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Megan has been bringing everything home from preschool since starting in sept. Other kids are always showing up sick. Last week I saw a classmate of hers sneeze right in her face. and sure enough Friday she was sick. She is staying home tomorrow... Both girls are miserable.

If the dr said croup... Then that's who I would believe. And an allergy can't be the reason for croup. If you give him milk at home... Milk is milk? Rich or not. It's still milk.



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Old Dec 9th, 2013, 22:02 PM   7
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Yeah that's it, milk is milk - dairy is dairy. Apparently mum sat up all night last night trying to diagnose DS - when she hasn't actually been around him yet since he has come down with croup mind you.



 
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