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    Default Cows milk protein allergy experiences.

    Hi,
    I was wondering if there is anyone out there who has/had a baby who had a cows milk protien allergy and the baby's reaction was a rash??
    My 6.5 month old bubby girl has a horrible rash all over her chest and tummy and a little on her temples (forehead). She has sensitive skin (like me), a bit of eczema. Dr's originally thought it was infected eczema, however I knew it wasn't - just didn't look like it - then it spread all over her little torso (front only) - it looks like measles! I was actually hoping when we went back to the Dr that they'd say 'oh yes, its chicken pox - or measles'...but no 'its a mystery' is what we got. So the process of elimination begins!
    I have spoken to 2 friends who have babies with Cows milk protein allergies, however their babies reacted with vomiting and diahorrea. My little girl is well other than the rash.
    I suppose I want to know - if your baby had a rash, how long did it take to start to go down once you quit the cows milk formula?
    I feel horrible! I started to wean her about a month ago - gradual process. I still give her 2 breast feeds/day - then she has 2 - 3 bottles of formula. I was away from her for 24 hrs 1.5 weeks ago, so she had all formula and that was when I really noticed the rash come up (she also got constipated just to top it all off!). And since then it has just flared and spread.
    I am so impatient with this - if it is cows milk protien that she's having the reaction to, then I just want to see the improvement (she has only been having Soy for 24 hrs....).
    I'd love to hear your experiences (of cows milk protein related rashes)!

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    I've got 2 with cows milk protein intolerance and no rashes sorry! Dd2 will get a 'burnt bottom' if i eat dairy (her intolerance is controlled by my diet).

    just a though- lots of kids that have problems with dairy also have problems with soy (the protein in very similar) has your gp given you a referral to a peadiatric gastroenterologist, allergist or the like?

    Dd1 was put on a non soy/non dairy formula that worked wonders.

    if its something else the specialist should be able to help with ideas

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    My 6.5 month old has cmpi.
    Her symptoms were constipation and tummy ache. Then blood in her stools. She may have had reflux early on or it might have been cmpi instead.
    She has had a little eczema. But no rash sorry.
    I second the soy thing. .. often cmpi go hand in hand with soy intolerance.
    Also intolerance and allergy are different. If your lo has allergy a skin prick test might help the v diagnosis.
    Has your paed or gp suggested is the formula? If you've been having dairy while breastfeeding all this time it seems strange that the symptoms weren't there before??? Though that said my paed does say an intolerance or allergy can arise at any time.
    Sorry I'm not much help.

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    My DD2 was allergic to cows milk protein. She would instantly break out in hives where any cows milk touched her skin. She was having goats milk formula during the day from 8 ish months and grew out of her allergy by 2.



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    My DD could tolerate the proteins through my breast milk and had no other allergies with the skin prick test.


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    Thanks everyone. Its now day 3 on the soy formula and I see no improvement - if anything it looks worse! Our GP hasn't referred us to anyone as yet - we live in rural Qld - so I suppose he probably wants to try the elimination process first before sending us 500km to a specialist. I'm focussing on rice cereal now....as she used to vomit it up when I first gave it to her at 5 months - so stopped. She started eating it again around the same time the rash flared up....but I'm also concerned about fruit particularly banana. I really don't know! Perhaps I should be trying the goats milk formula....

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    Could you try goats milk formula? DD4 has a CMPI and the only formula that worked for her was karicare goats milk formula.

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    Are you able to breastfeed enough so that she won't need formula, even if only for a few weeks so you can check if it is the formula she is reacting to?

    My kids both had dairy intolerances, through my breastmilk and later if they had it in their own diet. Initially symptoms were largely through their tummy reacting, but later moved more to rashes.

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    I am going to try goats milk formula next. So what I am attempting to do now is - I have stopped all food. And I've gone back to cows milk formula and breast feeding still twice a day. I figured if the rash stays then its formula related - and I'll try goats milk. If the rash goes then its food related, so I can start introducing one food at a time looking for reactions.
    I have actually considered attempting to 're-lactate' and get my supply up but will still have to comp with formula in the process. AND to top it off the soy has made her constipated! This morning after her first bottle feed she became noticeably red in the cheeks and under her eyes. And she is quite congested. AND she isn't drinking!!! Not sure if its the switch back to cow, the coloxyl or the allergy!
    Wow this is so hard!!

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    Subbing : My ds is 26mths and he has been seeing a paed and a dietician for his constipation for months now. He has eczema. He will be constipated for days screaming and uncomfortable etc. The paed doesn't think there is an issue with the bowel or anything but I am going to get a second opinion on this as its been going on far too long now. He has been on duclolax for quite a period of time which is great but as soon as he stops it the constipation returns and i don't want to keep him on that forever. The dietician recommends cutting out dairy and we have an appointment with her next week and I'm sure she will recommend trying cutting out dairy to see if it makes a difference at this point. What milk is an alternative to cows milk though? I've heard some say soy isn't much different.


 

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