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    Default Dairy Allergy Symptoms

    For those that have had children suffer dairy intolerance/allergy, please can you tell me about the symptoms?

    DS1 was dairy and soy intolerant until 15mths old. He was a very happy and calm baby, it was only excessive vomiting and poor weight gain that led me down the path of discovering this.

    DS2 is nearly 7wks and I'm trying to work out what his issue is (while waiting for doctors appt). He has excessive vomiting too, but has a LOT of wind and pain after every feed. He is quite unsettled several times a day where he lets out loud high pitched squeals. I'm not sure if he's the same as his bro just with different symptoms, or perhaps it's reflux/something else.

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    Hi pesca... I'm not sure how helpful this will be but my baby is 4 and half months old and just diagnosed wi cows milk protein intolerance. We have had reflux issues, which were similar to arching her back, screaming with some feeds (not all) but mostly she developed blood and mucous in her stools. We had a poop test done where they look for calprotectin in elevated levels.. But you've probably been down that road with your other child.
    She doesnt excessively vomit or anything or refuse the feed before changing to a prescription formula. Weight gain has been an issue before but that's because she has a cardiac condition, otherwise she has gained weight really well and not had diarrhea like some kiddies can. Really the only thing for her, with the exception of some screaming after feeds was the blood and mucous.
    And we are still working that out as I only started it this week.
    I think it's hard to diagnose, or I get that impression from the paed. No harm in doing a poop test though if you're worried...except that you have collect it! Gross.

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    My babies had blood and mucus in their poo, projectile vomiting, smelly green explosive diareeha even though they were breast fed, failure to put on much weight, sore tummy, lots of gas... Oh yeah neither of them screamed or cried a lot though
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    Lots of gas and excessive
    Snotty nose

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    I've just realized that perhaps her excessive gas and snuffly nose were symptoms of it too...thanks to the other posters... I had no idea. And her gas has lessened loads since starting the prescription formula. Talk about light bulb moment. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RipperRita View Post
    My babies had blood and mucus in their poo, projectile vomiting, smelly green explosive diareeha even though they were breast fed, failure to put on much weight, sore tummy, lots of gas... Oh yeah neither of them screamed or cried a lot though
    DD didnt have blood or mucud, but did have explosive diarhea, vomiting, high pitched screaming, rash on her chest, and poor weight gain.

    While we were trying to figure out whether or not it was a dairy allergy, we tried a HA and then soy and finally goats milk formula, and i dropped the BFing back to 7am and 7pm feeds only - and she improved dramatically but still screammed for an hour after each of those 7oclock feeds plus the explosive green diahrea, but was fine after formula feeds. So this was enough proof for us to give up BFs and switch permanently to goats formula. She has since had that and other allergies confirmed by a specialist.

    If you consider switching formula, try a HA type first just in case its only an intollerance. With your first child reactive to soy, i'd avoid that this time too, but try goats formula. Then book in for an allergy test.

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    My son has a confirmed dairy allergy, confirmed through the skin prick test by an allergy specialist. What led me to wonder was as a baby wind to the extend he would be in pain, eczema and when he started solids a hive like rash that appeared when things like cows milk, yoghurt etc came in contact with the skin. For my DS if it touches his skin with 10mins the rash will appear where it touched. That was the definitive sign for me.
    We didn't need to go formula though till I gave up bf as as long as cut out dairy bub was fine with my milk
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    If you do try a formula, karicare have a new one out called allerpro... I got a sample of it to try with my baby by calling karicare, but also calling a few chemists. They have samples because reps go out and try and get chemists to sell it etc. it's apparently really good as a first step for kiddies with allergies. Good luck!

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    Thanks ladies

    DS2 is not experiencing any blood/mucous or explosive poos (apart from the occasional one typical of a newborn!). So that's a positive I guess.

    I've read that a lot of dairy in your diet when b/f can cause a lot of gas even in babies with no allergies, so have tried cutting that out. It can take up to 2wks to leave your system entirely though.

    DS1 didn't improve until he went on prescription formula, so I'm hoping that's not the same journey I'm about to go on with DS2. It's so hard to work out these things sometimes

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    Good luck, & let us know how you get on.

    It is very tricky to sort out tummy troubles in tiny tots

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