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Nov 04, 2008
jolexas
blueleopard
Can you expand on what you said about the allergy to formulas? I am sure you have read my thousand posts on here, but I really think that is what our daughter has, but most pedis think it is colic. Did your child have a honeymoon period after they started a new formula and then start hurting and crying again? Ours has that. However, there is no blood or vomiting..you can hear stuff coming up but she swallows it back down. We see the GI today, thankfully. Looking for people with similar experiences. Thank you.
Nov 05, 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.
Hi. I have read that up to 50% of kids diagnosed with reflux have a milk allergy. That being said, of those 50%, 40% will also be allergic to soy. We had two weeks that were normal after bringing him home from the hospital as a newborn, then projectile vomiting, non-stop crying, & dirrehea. That was on Similac. After that, we switched to Nutramagen. This cut out the diarrehea & projectile vomiting, but he still spit up & cried way too much. At 14 mths. of age, we went to soy, which caused eczema, colic, & constipation. Finally, around 18 mths. of age, we went to Neocate. This dramatically cleared up his skin & cut most of the crying out. Does your family (or baby's dad) have allergies/asthma/eczema? I found this to be the biggest predictor of food allergies, although it can occur without the history. Of course, keep in mind, I'm sure you can find many cases that are truly "just" reflux or reflux with MSPI (intolerance, not a "true" allergy). This is just my experience & what I have been reading from kidswithfoodallergies.org (a great site). Good Luck, Ellen
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