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Is your baby alergic to dairy? If so, how did you know? What *syptoms* did they present with?
Sorry, I know its yet ANOTHER post by me, but I'm clutching at straws here....
My son is 4 months old, up until 2ish weeks ago, he's been a great feeder, always hungry, always cheerful, no screaming, just a happy baby who loves his tucker.....
Now over the past couple of weeks he has become clingy, cranky, and fussy, the past week has peaked with screaming at every feed, EMB or Formula.
I have been trying to figure out what is going on....and racking my brains.
He's never had wind problems....colic is suppost to go around now, not start up!
He's never had reflux, so he shouldnt have suddenly developed it.....
Only thing I can think of is about 3 weeks ago I introduced a couple of bottles of Karicare Starter Formula a day to help keep him full.
So as a child I was alergic to dairy...very alergic, it went undiagnosed as tonsillitis for ages. Oliver doesnt have a sore throat, I took him to the Dr last week when he started fussing. But dairy intollerance can give you tummy pains cant it....??!
I'm wondering if I have upset his little tummy by introducing a cows milk based formula?
Has anyone else had problems like this? What formula do you use?
Thanks for your help!
I found my DS1 (lactose intolerant) had frothy poos and cried constantly from having a sore tummy. We tried alot of different formula's, Karicare, Goats Karicare, Lactose free Karicare and now lactose free cows milk. When we changed his milk he changed alot but this was at 10mths after all the doctors said he was just naughty and whinged alot.
My son has server ecezma, and i found it was due to dairy products, by taking him to a (dont mind the spelling here...) Dermotolisgt..??
Goodluck with finding some answers, i know they do allergy testing aswell.
Could it be that simple?
Oliver was slighly better yesterday.....
Slightly better again today......
He may still be teething, cause he will have a suck then pull off, but then he's go back and have more instead of disolving into screams of pain (well thats what it sounded like to me).
He has all the sypmtoms of Silent Reflux....but they are only recent. Babies arent suppost to get it suddenly at 4 months of age are they? Its usually present from birth!
Lets hope tomorrow gets better again!:fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed:
Yes, let's hope for a better day today.
Things can be the simple, DS started showing signs of ecezma at 4 weeks.
Hope things get better soon! :fingerscrossed:
Allergies can develop after exposure to the allergen. So if you have recently introduced dairy based formula into his diet, he may be developing a reaction to it. Or it might be his digestive system learning to cope with the harsher formula (more difficult to digest). Has he been constipated?
Ask for someone to recommend a doctor in your area who specialises in kids/babies and go and see them if you are worried. I had a friend whose baby screamed all the time during and after feeds until she took him off breast milk and put him on a lactose free, sensitive formula.
Hi there, well in our experience the first time I gave Maddi cows milk formula she had projectile vomiting and frothy poo's. I consumed cows milk the whole time I was breastfeeding her (until 8 months) and it didn't seem to upset her tummy, but did give her eczma symptoms which I only figured out was due to the dairy after weaning her. Our pediatrician did an allergy test which only took about 15 minutes and we had our answer straight away. At the same time he tested her for Soy allergy. All babies are different and will react in different ways with their allergies so I would recommend you see a medical specialist to get your suspicions confirmed. I hope you get some answers soon.
Thank you everyone!
Well Oliver has been off the Formula for close to 5 days now....and guess what....
I have happy cheerful HUNGRY Oliver back! :smiliedance:
I cant express how glad and relived I am.....I was getting to terrifed that something was really wrong with him, very glad that I actually even thought to associate the Formula with the onset of his grizzliness.
I was chatting to mum about it and she said that as a child I used to get really sore throat, so if he did have that, maybe it was why he didnt want to feed and would arch his back. We all know how bad it is to eat and drink when we have a sore throat.
Also his poos have been really really green and smelly. I wasnt concerned I just assumed that was normal when introducing formula....but mum seems to think he has been getting colic and a sore tummy too. So it makes sence.
He even let Steven give him a bottle this morning! :)
DS had vomiting and hives when he had formula as a baby, thats how we knew. He is allergic to Cows milk protein (still is at 3, we are hoping he will outgrow it though). Maybe try taking the formula out of his diet for a few days or changing to one of the allergenic ones? see if that makes a difference?
my ds1's projectile vomiting was put down to "feeding problems" when he was a newborn and he was only diagnosed as lactose intolerant to dairy and soy this yr just after easter. he vomits,has the runs, will get really cranky, farts alot, he doesnt get much sleep when he has a reaction coz he wakes up with tummy pains :(
he has s26 LF formula and has been fine since :) i was on soy formula as a bub.
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