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i'm wondering about something thats been playing on my mind for sometime now.everytime i raise this worry to family i get told i am worrying over nothing.
DS1 is on s26 LF (lactose free formula) he has been fine on it till now.its now causing him to be more regular IYKWIM i have worked out the more formula he has during the day ther more #2's he will do:laughing: he used to go once a day and that was it.
i'm taking him to the drs to see what they say. but as its a holiday i figured i'd ask here to.
he looks tired all the time.he hasnt put on weight or grown taller since he turned 1 and he is now 21 months old.he has just stayed the same if that makes sense. he has been quite healthy since stopping childcare 3.5 months ago.
i know something isnt right but i cant put my finger on it:detective:
Jess - you could try swapping to oat milk or something like that to see if he is reacting to the dairy. At 21 months, if he is eating well with solids, he won't be needing the nutritional support of formula (in particular the calcium and protein).
Does he have a bruised look around his eyes? Puffy eyes? Fussy taking the bottle? Have you tried him on any other dairy products like cheese or yoghurt?
Hope you get it sorted.
:yes: his eyes are puffy alot and he has dark circles but he sleeps ok.atm his dark circles arent that noticable unless you look close,but his eyes are puffy.
he cant really handle yoghurt he can eat a small amount otherwise he ends up sick:(he isnt a fan of cheese so i wouldnt know if he can handle it or not.
he doesnt seem fussy with his milk at all. i dont know i just feel something isnt right but i have no idea what dont you hate that feeling:laughing:
He could actually be having a reaction to casein milk protein which would still be in the Lactose Free Formula and is of course in all cow's milk products. If he is very slow to gain weight, looks unwell and is sick after eating dairy products (and thus cannot also stand the sight of them. Infants and toddlers know instictively if a food makes them unwell), that could be the case. Lactose and the protein are very different and it is actually the milk protein allergy which is far more common than Lactose intolerance.
Kids also have a slower weight gain after the first 12 months and only put on an average of 2 kgs a year anyway, so this may also play a part. But given the other information, there may be some thriving issues. Perhaps go to your GP and get a referral to a Paediatrician to have a look at him. Definetly worth an enquiry. Other slow weight gain and thriving issues can be allergy related. Go with your gut and see a Doctor about it and talk about allergy testing etc.
All the best! Hope that you can get to the bottom if it.
it makes sense. he was diagnosed as lactose intolerant early last year but both me and dp's concerns on ds1's fail to thrive gets dismissed as ds1 just being more active then most:banghead: i know kids are different sizes etc but i worry he gets mistaken for 1 alot :laughing:
makes me wonder how the dr came to the diangnosis of lactose intolerant when things just dont gel with that condition IYKWIM:detective:
after some info pm'ed to me i am thinking my ds1 was misdiagnosed and may be milk protien intolerant he also sounds like he may have reflux is that possible in a child his age:confused:
we swapped to Oats milk last night and he seems to be tolerating it very well so far:fingerscrossed: he finds it very tasty:barf: lol
making an appointment to see pead still though
:banghead: on closer inspection ds1 now has a nice rash:crying: what else can i give him he's reacted to ric emilk,soy milk,dairy,cocnut milk and now lactose free and oats milk
the rash looks like he is either getting hives or eczema:crying: hard to tell its just appeared in the last 10-15 mins after his 2nd oats milk bottle:crying:
Goodness, sounds like you are not having a good time with milks there. How are you going with the Paediatrician appointment and to see about talking to an Allergist? Hope that you can get in ASAP. Maybe if you go to your GP and show him what is happening he can book you into the Paeditricain. If another Dr rings and books you in to a Paed you can usually get in quicker.
i'm bout to call now i called before but it was engaged.
i'm so stressed ds1 just had an asthma attack and i dotn know if it was from the milk or coz he was runnign round like a nut non stop:(
we got squeezed in the recpetionst has put ds1 down as urgent:D
she said if we have any more stuff happen to either call our gp or pead or hosptiial if it happens before the 9th (earliest she could squeez us in) if she hadnt decided to put ds1 as urgent he'd be waiting a month:eek:
Great to hear you got in:smiliedance: ! That is a relief! Hope that you get his health all sorted!
i ordered some milk that was linked in my other thread called DariFree :fingerscrossed: hope it goes well with ds1
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