Dairy allergy?

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  1. Khloeee

    Khloeee Well-Known Member

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    Does your LO have a dairy/cows milk allergy? What were the symptoms and how did you diagnose it?

    I thought LO had reflux at first but now think it could be a dairy allergy as he also has eczema and stringy/mucusy sick quite a lot (sorry for the TMI!). I don't eat a lot of dairy but had quite a bit of cheese the other day and the sick got a lot worse the day after.

    He has good days and bad days but is generally very fussy and seems to be in discomfort. So confusing as whenever I talk to HVs or the GP about it they say 'some babies are fussier than others' or 'they grow out of these things, I wouldn't worry too much'. But it's driving me crazy to think that he's uncomfortable and unhappy and I could be doing something about it.
     
  2. cw1975

    cw1975 Mummy to Archie

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    My niece is lactose intolerant, she seemed hungry ALL the time and her poo wasn't right (can't remember exactly but think it was really runny all the time) but the big factor was she wasn't putting on weight and how it was picked up xx
     
  3. mixedmama

    mixedmama Expecting No.2

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    I suspect my LO might have a dairy allergy because her arm came into contact with milk once and she had hives on her skin afterwards :-( although the milk had been mixed with nuts and honey from my cereal so it could be those instead! She also has reflux and is quite a windy baby so I do wonder. Its so annoying when HVs and GPs just brush those things off! Cows milk allergy is usually diagnosed by a blood test but I've been told by a nurse that it will be painful for the baby. Have u tried eliminating dairy from your diet?
     
  4. xUniquex

    xUniquex Tandem feeding Mum

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    My advice as a mother who has a son with a milk allergy is to skip the docs and h.v's and speak to your local lactation consultant/feeding specialist.you should be able to call them directly and they will be able to help you out.

    Quite often dairy allergy and reflux are confused for each other,and also they often go hand in hand (the allergy irritating the reflux)

    You lactation consultant will help you get to the bottom of it

    keep up updated!
     
  5. Khloeee

    Khloeee Well-Known Member

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    Yes I'm going to eliminate dairy for a while. Just reading up on it first as i want to make sure I do it properly and there's so many things that you wouldn't expect dairy to be in Also heard you cant have soy milk either? It's all quite confusing at the moment!
     
  6. carolyn_s

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    My LO would throw up every feed minutes after she had finished it and it would be curdled and stink, also she came up in hives xxx
     
  7. Khloeee

    Khloeee Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'm thinking is happening with regards to the reflux, as he doesn't have it
    constantly, only some days, others he's not
    sick at all, so i think something I'm eating

    What symptoms did your LO have?
    could be the cause.
     
  8. Khloeee

    Khloeee Well-Known Member

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    His sick is always cottage cheese like in texture and sour smelling. I have no idea whether this is normal (first baby). Looking at other babies, when they are sick it seems to be thin and milky so this is another reason I suspect something might not be right.
     

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