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Does your BF bub have a negative response to the dairy in your diet? What were their symptoms and how did you figure out dairy was the cause? Were you ever able to start eating dairy again while BF?
I was considering this may be a problem... DD has eczema and gets belly aches. But a midwife told me that it's very rare for bub to get the lactose through the breast milk. So I really don't know!?!?!?
There is loads of lactose in breastmilk. It helps with brain function. I think the difference is that with dairy intolerance there is an intolerance to the proteins found in cows milk products, nothing to do with lactose.
DD has all the symptoms of reflux except that she sleeps brilliantly at night. Therefore, I have been told it can't be reflux by the nurse and the Dr. I don't know what else it could be, so thought maybe this could be it. I'm at my wits end. I can't take the constant crying and screaming after feeds...and constantly being covered in vomit. I know babies cry and spit up, but for the love of Pete this can not be normal.
My DD was intolerant to both dairy and soy in my breastmilk. She had severe reflux from before she was 2 weeks old and we couldn't get it under control with meds alone. She had mucousy greenish poo which started to have streaks of blood in it when she was about 3 months old. At that time she was bumped up a 6 month waitlist to see a pediatric gastroenterologist the following week. I had already eliminated dairy from my diet at the suggestion of her paediatrician for a month, and she was still having issues. The paed GI suggested eliminating all dairy, soy, wheat and eggs for a month to give her insides the chance to heal and then I was able to reintroduce both wheat and eggs (one at a time to check she was tolerating them ok) and her meds were drastically increased. At about 9 months I was able to reintroduce soy, the next month we weaned her off her meds, and tried to reintroduce dairy several times before she was able to tolerate it. Every time I tried, the mucous in her poo would reappear. At 14 months she was fine with me eating it and at 15 months she was able to eat it herself.
Zumbamumma, why don't you try and eliminate dairy for a couple of weeks (making sure you check labels for hidden dairy). It takes that long for the proteins to completely leave your system. After 2 weeks you should be able to tell if it has improved your bub's symptoms or not v
I've tried it before, but I think I'll try it again. Most of her poos are greenish with mucus and dark specs, but no blood as far as I can tell. It's rare that she has a yellowish nappy. I think I may try exactly what you did. Thanks :)
On the reflux note My DS has it and sleeps 10-12hrs a night and has done since birth, I was told because of this he had a lactose intolerance so eliminated it from his diet didn't make a difference, he had all the symptoms of reflux which are quite similar to lactose intolerance, he finally got diagnosed with reflux and put on thickened formula and meds he's now a completely different baby. You can have a stool sample taken to determine whether it's an intolerance if it's negative I would get a 3rd opinion on the reflux.
I'd definitely be seeing someone else to try and get some meds. Have you tried regular Mylanta, because if it gives relief during a screaming fit, then it's a fairly good sign you're dealing with reflux.
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