5 month old elergic to dariy?

Heather - posted on 08/30/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My boy became elergic to dariy at 2 months the hard part is i breastfeed so I cant have any icecream or cheese or butter or good milk I have to drink lactose milk and the doc said we cant try to give hime anything dariy untill he is one anyone else in the same boat as I am I think I forgot what icecream tast like or cheese Im a big cheese eater and cant have none ugh just woundering if anybody else's baby arethe same..

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Ruth - posted on 11/01/2011

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My 2 year old was "dairy" intolerant when born and my 4 month is showing signs of intolerance to dairy, soy and egg. At the age your child is at it is not lactose intolerance as there is a natural lactose in the breast milk it is know as dairy intolerance. Even the lactose free milk might be effecting your child but very mildly. I had to give up all dairy to breast feed my daughter (I had soy or rice milk) and now she is just lactose intolerant not dairy but still be very careful when putting them on to dairy products. I have made my self lactose intolerant as I went 6 months with out dairy to breastfeed. She was a low weight gainer until the moment I stopped having dairy and she shot up. There is lots of options out there for lactose intolerance and even dairy free options. My son however is on Pepti-Jnr formula (a special formula that you buy at the chemist with a script) as he can not have dairy, soy or egg and I was not coping with that diet at all and I only did it for 2 weeks. Fingers crossed when he gets to 1 that he will be able to have lactose free milk. As then I can make cakes and all sorts of things.
the statistics for this is that by time children with intolerance's are 2 70% will have grow out of it, and by the time they are 5 %90 will have grown out of it. However if they have not grown out of it by then there is almost no chance that they will be able to eat that intolerance ever in their life.
Hope that helps

Claire - posted on 10/31/2011

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My daughter is allergic to dairy as well and we found out when she was around 2 months old. Having lactose intolerance is different then having an allergy to dairy. And you are not able to have ANY dairy, even lactose free.
You can still breastfeed (I do) just avoid dairy like you have been. Babies can out grow allergies I plan to wait until Lilah is one year old before trying any dairy with her. I too miss cheese and other dairy products, but hang in there! It will get better and your doing what is BEST for baby, and that is nursing her! It is amazing your putting your self second to him, for his sake! What a great mommy!
On a little side note...I have started to add back some cheese and dairy, but is small amounts to my diet and so far so good, she isn't reacting to them! so YAY! I sooo missed cheese!!

Denice - posted on 09/16/2011

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Hi again. I found the yogurt, cheese (slices and hard) as well as other soy products mostly at Sobey's. I have started finding more at Superstore. I'm not sure where you live. These stores are Canadian based. But I am sure a quick online search of your super markets homepages or a quick phone call to the customer services desk can save you gas, time and energy. Most times they are more than happy to let you know if they carry a specific product. Good luck!!

Heather - posted on 09/16/2011

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Sorry its been a while but yes I meant intolerent I switch to soy milk I like it better then the reaguler milk I was drinking the lactose milk but I like the soy better I have found Ice cream but not cheese i did find cottege cheese yum love it. My son is lactose intolerent we dida bunch of test to see why he was pooping blood everything came back neg and the doc told me to stop eating all dariy for a weeks see what happens and well he stop pooping blood so now I cook food with the lactose milk so he cant eat some stuff with me well what he can eat right now any ways .I just want to say thank you so much to all of you for all the advice you have giving me I am still BF him he is doing great I might try the milk when he is one but Im thinking of just switching all of us to soy its better for you and healther. But I wanted to know where or what store did you find the cheese and yogurtI have looked and cant find it just the milk and cottege cheese and Ice cream thats it... THANK YOU ALL YOU COMM REALLY HELP...

Amy - posted on 09/12/2011

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I am my self lactose intolerent and I just take a pill that gives me the enzine to digest it. yep there are things that are lactose free that you can find it can be hard but no imposible to do. Think it helps you so your not pigging out on ice cream ;) This is how I lost weight when I was younger.

Melody - posted on 09/11/2011

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I had my little girl diagnosed as lactase intolerant, they told me the same, but io range the lactation nurse at the hospital and she said in her experience it usually an over indulgence on our behalf, so she advised me to have no more than 2 serves of dairy a day, this includes milk cheese etc, not butter or small things like that, and to avoid a drink of straight milk, i tried this and within a couple of days we had a different baby, happier, slept better and its all been good since, just try a serve and see what happens.

Yvette - posted on 09/09/2011

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I'm dairy intolerant along with gluten, yeast, soy and MSG. I do love cheese, icecream, soy mochas and many other products I can't have. I'm breastfeeding, so I definetly can't be having any of the foods my body doesnt like. My daughter is only 5 months old but shes intolerant to citrus, egg, soy and thats hopefully it. I make my own desserts with rice milk, Orgran brand flour (the best most normal reacting gluten free flour I've found) and other alternatives. If you can't have dairy but can have soy, check out soy icecream, sorbets, soy yoghurt, soy chocolate milk, soy cheese. Some of it takes some getting used to, as in, you don't go eating it expecting it to taste like dairy products, but that it tastes different to what you are used to. As for drinking lactose free milk, is your baby dary intolerant or lactose intolerant. If its only lactose intolerant there are dairy products you can still have.

Katherine - posted on 09/08/2011

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soy has also been looked at for making male babies obese along with other things (the doc really didn't say)

But Christi, breast is best - if you can!!!

Christi - posted on 09/08/2011

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Also, breast is best. Lactose is not the culprit in a dairy allergy, the protien is.Do not give up on bf. Formula is more allergenic and filled with junk. Soy is not good for anyone either. The four worst foods are dairy, corn, whet,a nd soy. They are all used to make glue and other adhesives. What do you think that does to your tummy?

Christi - posted on 09/08/2011

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No Biggie. Try Coconut milk by SoDelicious. They make lots of delicious ice cream, chocolate milk, and other milk. It is very good. Dairy is not really good for any of us. Try some new things and you may just be happy about going dairy free. Odds are you will feel way better! It is hard though, I know but I have 2 older kids with allergies to dairy, wheat, soy, corn, beef, peanuts, pork, and eggs so we gave all that up! I am now bf my 6 month old and I have none of the problems like I had with my older two. Sever excema, colic. He does have reflux but it seems to be aggrevated by what I eat(say, if I sneak a cheeseburger) Good Luck! When the stress passes you and baby will be happier and helathier for the diet change.

Denice - posted on 09/05/2011

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Our daughter is lactose intolerant also. She was from infancy. I also was breastfeeding but she was spitting up so much she wasn't gaining weight properly. I first thought my milk wasn't enough so we switched her to formula, after 4 kinds and no difference (with doctor's supervision) the doctor finally agreed with me that she was likely lactose intolerant. Switched her to soy and she improved. But it wasn't until she came off formula and onto just soy milk (and there is only one specific brand that works for her) she finally stopped spitting up. She is doing well now. She is currently 20 months and we buy her soy cheese, ice cream, yogurt, puddings, etc.(for yourself they even have coffee cream in soy!) If I am baking at home I substitute her milk in place of ours so she can have all the baked goods. We were also told to wait until 1 year before introducing milk, however, she remains lactose intolerant. I'm more inclined to think allergic since she shows the "allergy shiners" when she does have something with milk in it.
"allergy shiners" are when there are dark circles appearing under the eyes. They are an indicator that there are food allergies present. I hope this is some help to you. There are lots of choices out there if your baby is allergic to milk or just lactose intolerant. Tons of recipes online etc. Not to mention that soy milk is actually better for you! Good luck and hopefully your son will outgrow the allergy/intolerance.

Caty - posted on 09/04/2011

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then if he is having problems its probably your bm not the dairy u are eating bm contains 7% lactose as cows milk contains 2 or 3% if the baby is Intollerant as im sure you mean because a true allergy would be more severe and require a medicine. you might need to switch the child to soy a non lactose formula

Katherine - posted on 08/30/2011

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My baby isn't, but I am. There are all products (milk, chocolate milk, whipping cream, yogurt, ice cream, cheese etc) that are all lactose free!!!!

Good luck

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