My precious 3 month old DS has cow's milk protein intolerance and is really suffering. We are now changing from Alfare to Neocate. My question is for people who have had a baby with cows milk protein intolerance - did your baby/child eventually outgrow it, and if so at what age? Also did your child go on to have other intolerances or allergies? We have absolutely no history of anything like this on either side of the family and I'm baffled by it. All I keep thinking about is how much dairy I ate while pregnant with him - could that have caused it???
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07-02-2012 06:26 #1
Cow's Milk Protein Intolerance - Did your child grow out of it???
07-02-2012 06:36 #2Senior Member
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hi, sorry your little guy is going through such a hard time, I can totally sympathize with you. Our DS had dairy protein intolerence (he cross reacted with soy and breastmilk as well). The alfare was yucky (stinks huh and really hard to mix) but the neocate was just perfect. He was around 18 months when he started to tollerate some dairy so he also was on neocate until around 18 months as it was his main source of calcium. You will get very efficient at reading labels once he is on solids even a plain biscuit would have DS screeming as it had milk solids in it. He is now 8 and to be honest he is not overly keen on dairy still he eats very small amounts of yoghurt, cant stand cheese and we give him A2 milk as we have found its a lot kinder on his tummy than normal milk in saying that we also give him a calcium supplement as he does not eat enough dairy he just does not like it. When we re introduced dairy we started with yoghurt, cheese, ice cream etc milk was the last thing we moved onto. In terms of food allergies he has none, he had pretty bad eczma as a baby but again he outgrew it by the time he was 2 he also had terrible asthma but same thing by the time he was 3 it really settled down so long term we have walked away pretty well from the whole horrible experience. Our 2nd child did not have the same problems and has been fine with dairy all her life
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07-02-2012 06:50 #3
Ds had cmpi along with soy and wheat ... Alot of babies that have cmpi are also intolerant to soy as the proteins are very similar ...
He grew out of it at about 1 ... U was breastfeeding so had to cut everything out of my diet as well as his .. He's now two and still doesn't tolerate full cream milk, chocolate, and a few other random things ... But there are plenty of foods that contain dairy so I'm not too concerned ...
(((hugs))) its hard but it does get better ... I became an amazing baker
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07-02-2012 06:51 #4
DS is 20 months & outgrew his by 15 months. We still use A2 milk for him but he eats cheese & yoghurt with no dramas. His was bad but subsided somewhat by 9 months but it didn't completely go until the 15 month mark.
So far he has no other allergies but I suspect he'll end up with psoriasis or eczema. I had CMPI as a child & couldn't tolerate anything until I was about 3. I het psoriasis & eczema now (both mild). I did a lot of reading and it appears as though there's a correlation between CMPI & skin conditions later in life. In saying that, skins conditions are on both sides of my family so chances are I was going to end up with it anyway, CMPI or not.
I think I read that something like 95% of children have grown out of CMPI by the time they are 4 (or something like that).
Keep an eye on reactions to soy as well - a lot of the time children with CMPI are also intolerant to soy.
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07-02-2012 06:58 #5
I had it and I grew out of it just fine I think I was having regular milk by the time I was 2/3. You can't have caused it by eating too much dairy yourself so don't worry! These things just happen.
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07-02-2012 07:22 #6
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07-02-2012 07:35 #7
Subscribing - DD (6mo) has CMPI too, although I think her paed called it combined intolerance because of suspected soy intolerance as well.
DD has been on Neocate since she was 12 weeks - adjusting my diet while BF didn't work for us. We went from constant screaming, tummy pain, shocking reflux, scary poop and poor weight gain to a happy healthy thriving baby. It was a miracle for us.
We were told to challenge the intolerance when she's about 1. We're also doing a skin prick allergy test just in case.
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07-02-2012 07:39 #8
Yes, DD started to outgrow it around 8 months. She was CMPI and SPI. She still doesn't drink straight cow's milk at 21 months, but that's because she's still BF and I haven't needed to introduce it yet. It's fine on cereal etc though.
She still has eczema but I don't think it is dairy related as she had it while we were both 100% dairy free.
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07-02-2012 07:53 #9
Yes and no. LOL
My twins were both CMPI. DD3 grew out of it at about 13 months while DD2 still is and probably will always be CMPI. No problems with soy though. They are 8.5yrs old now.
I have intolerances to some fruit but no one in our family has dairy problems. DD2 also has an allergy (not anaphylaxis at this stage but she had numerous hives and throat swelling) to an unknown colour/preservative found in lollies.
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07-02-2012 09:06 #10Senior Member
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My DD was a severe refluxer with CMSPI. I eliminate dairy and soy while feeding her, and was able to reintroduce soy into my diet when she was about 10 months old and dairy just after her first birthday.
She is two now and can tolerate 2 small serves of dairy a day- usually a yoghurt and small amount of cheese. She still has rice milk on her cereal though as we did a cows milk challenge and the mucousy poo returned. If she has more than the two serves of dairy a day she has mucousy poo again too.
My 12 week old DS is also a refluxer with CMSPI. I went off dairy and soy a few days before he was born on the advice of my DD's paed gastroenterologist. He advised that as long as you were off dairy and soy by 24-48 hrs before birth there shouldn't be any traces of dairy and soy protein in your breastmilk, so OP I wouldn't blame yourself for the dairy you ate during pregnancy.
And totally OT, has anyone who has eliminated dairy and soy used ghee in their cooking? Technically it shouldn't have any cows milk protein in it, but I don't want to be a guinea pig!
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