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    Default Milk allergy or intolerance?

    Sorry for my third thread in the last week or so.


    My 12 month old has been having cows milk since she turned one (not a lot, as she doesn't drink much). Over the past week, she has been burping a lot while eating, refusing to each as much food as she used to (she eats half or less of what she used to), she has been refusing to drink much of the milk (couldn't give her much before, and now she has even less). I have been giving her lactose free milk as I wanted to see if that made a difference to her burping, but it hasn't. Additionally, she has been standing in her high chair and refusing to sit down. Her last poop was also more solid than usual, I think due to her not drinking as much fluids.


    Has anyone else's bub experienced this before? Does this sound like symptoms of a milk allergy or something else?


    We will be seeing the pediatrician in 1.5 weeks at the moment.

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    Doesn't sound like allergy or intolerance to me. An allergy would likely be an immediate reaction (rash etc) and intolerance is more likely to cause runny or mucousy poo, tummy pain, delayed rashes, reflux, bloating. I assume you've given her foods with dairy in them before? Things like cheese or custard or creamy food? If she is reacting to milk it's more likely to be the protein rather than the lactose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Doesn't sound like allergy or intolerance to me. An allergy would likely be an immediate reaction (rash etc) and intolerance is more likely to cause runny or mucousy poo, tummy pain, delayed rashes, reflux, bloating. I assume you've given her foods with dairy in them before? Things like cheese or custard or creamy food? If she is reacting to milk it's more likely to be the protein rather than the lactose.
    This ^

    Sounds to me like she's constipated. Maybe try a paediatric glycerine suppository. If it's constipation this will definitely help, if she's still unsettled you can pursue a diagnosis from her paed.

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    Hi my DD has a cows milk protein allergy and it is quite different to what you have described. DD has very bad eczema, she will break out of she has dairy and she is also anaphylactic.

    If you have tried lactose free milk and it's the same, it can't be that either. Also lactose intolerance is again very different to what you have described.

    How long has this been happening? Weeks? May still be an adjustment period for them. Did they go from EBF to cows milk? I know friends have said it took their LO quite a while for their digestion to adjust.

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    It could be anything, so many different things can cause those symptoms. I'd be taking her to the doctor.

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I don't think that she is constipated, as she had a dirty nappy at childcare today.

    She ate better today when not having milk with her meal, but having yoghurt afterwards. She has been having yoghurt since she was about 7 months old.

    I am taking her to the paed next week, as I can't get her in any earlier. I'm not sure that a GP could help.


 

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