Protein sensitivity and solids?

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Just wondered if anyone else out there has had to deal with protein sensitivities with their little one and have you started solids? My little guy was unofficially diagnosed with cows milk sensitivity and soy protein sensitivity (not allergies) when he was 2 months old. We immediately started on Nutramigen and everything was great. At 3 months I started putting rice cereal in his bottle because he was eating over 40 ounces of the stuff a day! He was eating over the recommended 32 oz at 2 months but Pediatrician just said we should keep letting him eat on demand due to the sensitivity. He is on the verge of turning 4 months and we tried some stage 1 bananas yesterday and he LOVED them and ate the entire 2.5 oz jar. I'm a little concerned about his sensitivity but it seems like more a problem with milk and soy, so I just don't know how it's going to go with different types of solids. Anyone else have any experience they can pass on?

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Krista - posted on 01/09/2009

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My older son had the same sensitivities. He was BF and I had to cut out all dairy and soy products from my diet. Because of that I didn't start solids with him until six months, and I started with oatmeal cereal. He didn't tolerate the oatmeal, which I should have guessed because he can't tolerate Aveeno lotions either. I had read that a lot of kids are sensitive to rice cereal so I didn't want to go that route. I started him with squash and went EXTREMELY slowly. Once we started solids he ate each food for two weeks before I switched, because if he's going to have a reaction you really need to know for sure which food it was. The allergy doc told me that yellow vegetables are more likely to cause a reaction than green veggies, but he was OK with all the fruits and veggies. He's two now, and is allergic to eggs and peanuts, but he did grow out of the dairy and soy sensitivity. My Sept baby is also very sensitive to milk, and a little sensitive to soy. Based on everything I went through with his older brother we won't even think about solids until six months unless he shows serious signs of readiness before then. Good luck, and my best advice is just to go really slowly!

Tania - posted on 01/06/2009

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My son has teh same sensitivity and is on the special formulas Alimentum... Wha a big difference on the special formulas hein! I haven't started on any solids yet because of the same concern you have. Keep us posted and I'll keep checking other replies.

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