Hannah - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'd like to know how you discovered your baby had this allergy, as I can't figure it out at all, here's what's going on if you can offer any advice I'd be grateful-
My baby has excema (but there is a family history of this) and she is also prone to 'sickness bugs', the GP suggested she might have a dairy allergy and to just avoid dairy products.
She didn't offer to do any kind of test, and to be honest dairy is in so many things (and I want ot be able to use a bit of formula at day care) that decided to not cut it out and see how things went.
Well, a sickness bug has just been through our house and she was really poorly with it. Over the last 2 days she has seemed better and to be eating ok again, but then this afternoon she was violently sick again.
So I am thinking maybe it wasn't just the sickness bug but maybe she does have a dairy allergy too....... I have read that symtoms can be delayed for up to 10 days, which makes it nearly impossible for me to tell if she is better because we have cut out dairy or if she has just got better from this bug.
I haven't really noticed a foolproof link between her being sick after having dairy, as like I said we didn't cut it out and she hasn't been sick all the time, just a couple of times in the past few months, but there have been times when she hasn't wanted to eat very much at all and I've read that fussiness and lack of interest in food can also be a sign.
I just wanted to know if anyone has experience of this, and if so, was the allergy an obvious thing, or did it take a while to figure out the link?
I really don't want to have to restrict her diet just on the off chance that she possibly has an allergy, but I don't want to be making her sick either. Help!