does your child get diarhea when he drinks milk?

Audrey - posted on 01/09/2010 ( 22 moms have responded )

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my son is 14 months he has been drinking milk since he was 12 months and i know that everytime he does then within an hour or so he gets diarhea. is this normal? he drinks vitiamn D milk. i havnt tried anything else and i hate to keep making him drink it when he gets diarhea after. any advice?

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Laura - posted on 01/24/2010

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My mother had the same issue with me when I was a baby, took over 6 months before I could even stomach it a little. I'm lactose intolerant and drink soy milk now.

He's probably still having a residual stomach/intestine response from the lactose. It takes a little bit for it to settle down.

Laura - posted on 02/09/2013

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Audrey, all milk products do for me now. We're since discovered that my daughter is lactose intolerant too, she actually vomits up any milk or cheese that she may get (in-laws found that out the hard way). I buy her Lactose-free milk and cheese and it seems to be doing the trick.

Amy - posted on 01/23/2010

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My pediatrician told me to do half milk and half water. Then gradually reduce the amount of water. My daughter had a hard time with milk and everytime she drank it it broke her butt out so bad it bled. She does fine with cheese but not yogart. Try the half milk and half water. My mom in law who has had five kids said she had to do that but let the milk and water sit together in the bottle in the fridge for a couple of days. Hope this helps. It did with my daughter

Natasha - posted on 01/21/2010

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My baby girl has exactly the same problem and she just decided that she's not drinking milk anymore. She will be 15 months on 29 January 2010 and this started on 14 months when i wanted to make the switch from Nan H.A to Nido (growth milk) When i tried to give her the bottle she'd taste it and throw the bottle, I even went and bought her, her usual milk but she now just refuses to drink any milk what so ever. She's of milk now and the doctors fine with it but she's drinking 1 bottle of jungle vites juice and 1 choccyvite to keep up all the necessary minerals and vitamins and then 1 bottle of juice and the rest of the time she gets tea. She's also eating very well so she's getting the extra calcium and iron she needs from out of her food. If your little boys not doing well on milk - take him off it and wait a few months and then check again to see if he has outgrown his allergy for milk. As long as he eats good i don't think you have anything to worry about. Hope you come right!

Tiffany - posted on 01/10/2010

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does he also get an upset tummy or get gassy? If so it's probably lactose intolerance. I agree with Carrie. You should ask your Doctor.

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Melissa - posted on 02/08/2013

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Hello everyone....my daughter is almost a year old and we tried to introduce milk.... she chugged it and it seem to sit with her just fine the first day. The first day gave her an oz by itself . Then the next day I increased it to 2 oz. She woke up screaming 12 hours later do to gas pain. Can milk cause this? She has always been a gassy baby. We swore by the gas drops when she was little and was put on a soy formula do to gas and reflux.... I've tried to give her soy milk by itself and mixed with her formula and she throws the bottle down.... I'm just wondering if it's a lactose thing or something in the whole milk.... my son was also on soy for the same reasons but went to milk and had no problems....any suggestions? Thanks

Heather - posted on 12/31/2011

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My son also has diahareha if he drinks vitamin d milk, I switched to almond milk and it has help tremendously but he still has an occasional problem, my dr initially wanted me to go glucose free, but we decided to just cut down the milk first

Audrey - posted on 01/24/2010

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thank you laura that makes sense. does all dairy bother you or only certain ones?

Sarah - posted on 01/23/2010

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My daughter does really good on soy milk also, plus it comes in teh lovely vanilla and chocolate flavors, which is always a plus to little kids!

Alana - posted on 01/22/2010

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My son was drinking cows milk fine in NZ, we moved here and the diaorreah began! We all get queezy tummies here when drinking milk, so strange when we could drink a litre back home with no probs.
I took my son off of cows milk and put him on goats milk which was a bit better and then onto rice milk which was ok.
I kept him on other dairy on small doses and slowly increased it unti his body could cope with all other dairy products then introduced goats milk and then cows... he is fine now but this took a good 2 years :(

Good luck with your little un

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Audrey - posted on 01/21/2010

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well so far it does seem like he is still having problems because he has been on the soy milk and he is still having blow outs. so now i wonder if its something else that is cause it.

Crystal - posted on 01/20/2010

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My daughter had diarhea when we switched her from formula to whole milk. I talked to the doctor and they thought it might be the fat content in whole milk that was creating issues for her. Suggested we try 2% and she has been fine ever since,

Audrey - posted on 01/20/2010

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i talked to my doctor today for wyatts well visit about it, he says that he thinks that he is lactose intolerance. so he is having me stop all dairy and try and give him soy milk and then try and interdouce a little more dairy in and find out which ones will make him have diarhea and which ones wont. he says that he thinks that ice cream and cheese and milk are going to be the ones that he might have problems with. but he just wants to have me worry about the milk first and then move on to the others.

Kristin - posted on 01/16/2010

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I went through the same thing with my son but the doctors tell me hes fine and not allergic. When hes on milk he wont sleep either and constantly had diarhea. I put him on a toddler formula called enfagrow its for 12months to 3 yrs of age.

Camilla - posted on 01/15/2010

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My daughter has been on full fat cows milk since 12 months and has had no problems, my friend however tried her daughter on cows milk but it ended up increasing her bowel movements from 1 to 6-8 a day! She changed her to growing up milk and she is fine now. I dont know if you get growing up milk in America, but if u do give it a go

Audrey - posted on 01/14/2010

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i did breast feed and use the bottle cause i am a working mother. but he is no longer on either of them. i stopped breast feeding around 7 or 8 months because he wouldnt take anymore and then we stopped the bottle 2 months ago. i have an annual doctors appointment on the 20th and i gonna ask the doc what he thinks and let everyone know.

Kerri-ann - posted on 01/14/2010

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my levi is the same i am still breastfeeding but if he has a cup of milk it goes staight through him but he can have cheese and yogurt with no probs so i have no idea what it is? can i ask if you were or still are breastfeeding???

Shamika - posted on 01/11/2010

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Well i can agree on that one my daughter is 15 months and she want even drink 2% whole she want drink it at all it give her real bad gas and diarhea also i have a Dr's appt to go see a GI Specialtiest ad they are going to da a Barbuma Swallow n sure if my spelling is correct

Audrey - posted on 01/11/2010

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it doesnt happen with cheese or yogurt. so i think im going to try switching him to the 2% and see if that helps. thanks everyone!

Claire - posted on 01/10/2010

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How does he do with cheese and yogurt? It could be a milk allergy or lactose intolerance, but it could also be too high of a fat content in the milk. Try switching him to 2% for a week and see what happens. If that doesn't work, try Lactaid.

Alisha - posted on 01/10/2010

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my son had that prob til I switched from organic to non-organic. Crazy! I thought I was doing him this huge benefit w/ organic & it tore his tummy up. weird.

Carrie - posted on 01/10/2010

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He might have a milk allergy or lactose intolerance. You might ask your doctor about that.

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