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    Default Cows milk protein allergy?

    Thanks for all the replies so far there is some really good info in here. Will post again when I get home.

    *Please - I don't wish for this thread to turn into FF vs BF and be closed as I really need some info and support. Thanks ladies

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    Default Cows milk protein allergy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    It is a very personal decision how much inconvenience you are willing to put up with but even a cursory reading of the evidence is pretty convincing that elemental formula is a higher risk than I am willing to take. I can point you to some studies if you are interested.
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    Deleted when realised which section this was in.
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    Default Cows milk protein allergy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cindye View Post
    The 3 symptoms you are looking for are-
    Reflux
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    Mucous in the poo
    She doesn't get too much tummy cramps, just general wind which isn't very severe, and no reflux. Well I can assume, as it hasn't been diagnosed and when she vomits she doesn't appear to be in pain, it just erupts pretty spontaneously..

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    Default Cows milk protein allergy?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPC View Post
    My baby is intolerant of bananas and tomatoes in my diet too so eliminating dairy alone would have been ineffective.

    acknowledging that she does suffer some degree of rashes, vomiting, and discomfort at times too.

    . I can point you to some studies if you are interested.
    How did u find out about the other allergens?

    She has a persistent nappy rash despite lots of no nappy time, cloth diapers, frequent changing and creams..

    Please pm me studies? Or are these regarding formula?? I'm not interested in turning to formula unless things get significantly worse.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarelou View Post
    She doesn't get too much tummy cramps, just general wind which isn't very severe, and no reflux. Well I can assume, as it hasn't been diagnosed and when she vomits she doesn't appear to be in pain, it just erupts pretty spontaneously..
    The 3 symptoms are the ones you look for when you do a challenge, so you might find if you eliminate dairy (and/or soy) the wind/ vomiting might be reduced. Mucous in the poo is definitely a sign of intolerance to something.

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    There is a useful algorythm here; http://www.biomedcentral.com/content...-7288-36-5.pdf
    This is also useful;
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/1...9.01546.x/full

    For me my baby's reactions to breastfeeding were instantaneous, in that she would flush and get hives and then vomit if I ate something she reacted to, within about 15 -45 minutes of me eating it, which made it easyish to spot. Was trickier for daycare, as the expressed milk could have anything in it and she used to worry them by reacting randomly. And her reactions were spectacularly colourful. She immediately gets a nettle like rash on her hands and chest and bright red spots all over. And then gets itchy.

    Have you tried telfast? I do give her antihistamines regularly. I figure I would rather her have a small dose of antihistamine than be really itchy or eat a very bland diet. Works for us.

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    Hi Sarelou,

    My DS has a diagnosed milk allergy. He was diagnosed at around 7 months and only due to severe eczema. He lost a lot of weight very quickly, he went from the 98th to the 50th percentile in very short period of time.

    There are a couple of types of milk allergies. The first is an instantaneous reaction, this shows up on the prick test. The other my DS has, this develops over time and it's like a build up in his system until it displays phsically - for us we had the eczema show and he was going off his bottles and losing weight. This does not show up on the prick test. We got fast tracked within 4 days to an allergy specialist and had the prick test which showed he had no other allergies.

    He is on a soy formula and we have been told he will most likely grow out of it around 2 years. He has no other dairy but still does have an occasional but very mild show of eczema.

    TBH if you're worried go and see a paed and check your DD's weight, that was the real indicator for our specialists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Neocate LCP has long chain fatty acids for brain development.
    It contains something like it, but it doesn't work;
    http://pediatrics.jwatch.org/cgi/con...ull/2012/627/2

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    Hi Sarelou,

    My DS has a diagnosed milk allergy. He was diagnosed at around 7 months and only due to severe eczema. He lost a lot of weight very quickly, he went from the 98th to the 50th percentile in very short period of time.

    There are a couple of types of milk allergies. The first is an instantaneous reaction, this shows up on the prick test. The other my DS has, this develops over time and it's like a build up in his system until it displays phsically - for us we had the eczema show and he was going off his bottles and losing weight. This does not show up on the prick test. We got fast tracked within 4 days to an allergy specialist and had the prick test which showed he had no other allergies.

    He is on a soy formula and we have been told he will most likely grow out of it around 2 years. He has no other dairy but still does have an occasional but very mild show of eczema.

    TBH if you're worried go and see a paed and check your DD's weight, that was the real indicator for our specialists.

    Weight loss is different from not gaining though. Dropping down centiles may not always be a sign of a problem. My well, bar the usual coughs and colds, not allergic to anything, breastfed older daughter dropped from 75th to 10th percentiles and didn't gain a gram between 6 and 10 months. It was a bit alarming at the time but I was lucky enough to have very sensible MCH nurses who didn't worry about it. but you have to look at the whole picture. She didn't have eczema or anything else wrong with her.


 

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