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Jul 21, 2008
mollysmom
Connor 11/22/02
Grace 7/2/04 reflux free now!
Molly 7/10/07 the reason I'm here!
milk allergy or intolerance
I haven't posted in a while, but when I did in the past I got so much helpful advice and I was hoping to get more. Molly was on milk-based formula for her first two days of life in the hospital. She was spitting up and crying a lot on day 2, and since my two older kids had to be on soy formula they switched her to soy. We did try nutramigen for 8 days when she was about 7 weeks old, but it seemed to make her MUCH worse (throwing up and screaming constantly), so we went back to soy and started zantac. She has a really sensitive stomach and didn't really do well with solids until about 8 months. We started trying cookies/crackers, etc. made with milk around 10 months, and she seemed to do fine. Around 11 months we tried yo baby yogurt, which I originally thought she did fine on, but now I am wondering if I was wrong. Around the time I started the yogurt she was also cutting her two top teeth. She was spitting up again (she hadn't been for a while) and not sleeping very well. I thought it was her teeth causing these symptoms because she never got a rash or diareaha or anything that would make me think it was a reaction. Anyway, a few days after her first b-day I started putting an ounce of whole milk in her morning formula bottle. She spit up EVERY time within a few hours, and was taking much shorter morning naps. She was also very cranky, but she is getting more teeth now, too. She did not get a rash, or change in stools or anything, so my husband convinced me that her body just had to adjust, and he put 2 oz. in her a.m. bottle one day while I was sleeping. She got very congested and threw up a lot of very curdled, acidic spit-up. So I stopped giving her the milk and went back to just formula. But when I gave her yogurt, she threw up again. So I have stopped all dairy for now and she seems MUCH better. All the congestion is gone, she hasn't spit up at all, and she is sleeping much better. Does this sound like an allergy or intolerance? My other kids were able to switch to whole milk at one year and never had any food allergies, so I don't know what to think. I am taking Molly for her one year check-up next week, so I am going to talk to her doctor about it, too. But I wanted to get some opinions and ideas of what to ask the doctor. Thanks so much for any advice or help you can give, and I'm sorry this turned out so long.
Jul 21, 2008
mollysmom
Connor 11/22/02
Grace 7/2/04 reflux free now!
Molly 7/10/07 the reason I'm here!
one more question...
Should I stop giving her crackers/cookies with milk in them? If it is an allergy or intolerance would she be able to eat them without a reaction?
Jul 21, 2008
mom2coy
Coyle Eagan. One Year Old. Doing well on Cow's Milk flavored with juice :) Drinking two bottles of Go&Grow daily. Eating solids better but still have rough days. No More Silent Reflux-that I can hear anyway.. but puking again. Zantac 2ML 2X daily.
does she vomit immediately after or is it delayed? same happened with us and yogurt tho he vomited violently, passed out, and had diarrhea for 5 days. this was a pea sized amount of yogurt. some kids are more sensitive than others. what happens is that the body builds up IGg immunities so since she was off milk-based formula for so long the reintro of the milk probably set something off in her system. you could delay it again til 15 mo. and then try again in a controlled setting and see what happens. i would add back cookies/crackers with milk and see what happens. mine is off all dairy & soy.. can't tolerate either. HTH
Jul 21, 2008
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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Sounds like it could be an intolerance. My Abby can't take cows milk directly (she drinks goats milk) but can have yogurt and things with milk in them with no problems. If the crackers and cookies don't seem to be bothering her then I would still give them.
Jul 21, 2008
elysabethsmom
Sharon, Mom to Elyse, 17 mos (15 mos adjusted-preemie). Zantac/Elecare. History of: Respiratory Distress Syndrome with ventilation/CPAP/cannula, tpn, n/g tube, PDA, jaundice, apnea, bradycardia/tachycardia, severe anemia, blood transfusion, reflux, Sandifer's Syndrome, intestinal malrotation, hemangiomas, MSPI, feeding issues. ICU inpatient 53 days! 2 surgeries, 2 UGIs, barium enema, pH probe, endoscopy. Developmentally on target now! PIC: Yobaby Beard
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My dd had/has MSPI and when we first introed soy she had violent projectile vomiting in 30 minutes or less (this included items with soy lecithin and oil in them, which aren't technically supposed to be a problem). We removed it from her diet and tried yobaby, cottage cheese, and mozzarella at 12 mos. She does great with all three. Then we tried soy again (only packaged goods with lecithin and oil, not cooking with it) and she does fine now. I think it was a maturity thing. i tried a gogurt though a few weeks ago (13 months) and she again had a violent throw-up within minutes. It is hit and miss for us I guess (still no whole milk). It sounds to me like Molly needs a little more time before trying straight milk, but i would still give her the cookies and stuff. Our GI told us to stay on formula an extra 2 months before even attempting whole milk.
Jul 21, 2008
blueleopard
Pictured: G'mom w/3 kids. I'm mom to 1 angel Melissa (dec'd 11/92 - hypoplastic left-heart syn.)
2 healthy daughters (knock wood) Cory (16), Kim (11) & Eric (4) diagnosed with e.e. (scoped 8/08), GERD & severe food/seasonal allergies, asthma. Cried non-stop first 17 mths. of life Found out he is allergic to cow's milk, soy, eggs, and peanuts. Takes Prevacid, Neocate One Plus & Flovent.
I have read/experienced a little more than I ever wanted to know about milk allergies & in my opinion, it sounds like it could very well be a milk allergy. Don't hesitate to get her scratch tested for dairy at an allergist. It really isn't that bad & the results are instant. But, remember the best test is how the child is on/or off the food in question. Ellen
Jul 21, 2008
mollysmom
Connor 11/22/02
Grace 7/2/04 reflux free now!
Molly 7/10/07 the reason I'm here!
Thanks so much for your input. I really hope she just needs a little more time, but the congestion has me worried it is an allergy. I am going to ask the pedi about seeing an allergist. Thanks again!
Jul 22, 2008
eswrede
Mathias Johann - 12/14/05 - GERD, Hypotonia, Sensory Processing Disorder, Dyspraxia; Stopped silently aspirating at 20 months :)
First partial seizure on 7/2; First Endoscopy on 7/16; results: bile reflux gastritis.
New Meds: Zegerid & Carafate
Allergic to dairy
I just wanted to add that I am not allergic to dairy but I do get very congested when I drink/eat it. Dairy can cause an increase in mucus production. With all of her other symptoms I would definitely get it checked out. Libby
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