cottage cheese? gross

Maria - posted on 02/03/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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hi mommies!
i have twin 14 month old daughters and have a question. i am going to the doctor tomorrow, but i wanted to get moms opinions. thanks!

I started giving my daughters whole milk on their 12 month birthday. They reacted fine, no allergic reaction, and they love it! a few weeks ago, one of my daughters threw up in her highchair.. i thought i was kinda strange that she just threw up when i didnt give her any different foods, she hasnt been sick, and was acting perfectly normal. but i noticed when she threw up that what came out looked like clumpy cottage cheese!...i have never given my girls cottage cheese. and i am curious as to why they would be throwing up white clumps that really look like cotttage cheese... as of last night my other daughter threw up after i gave her some medicine because she has been sick... it looked the same way.. cottage cheese!!
my father was over last night and sparked the same question. "y does it look like that?" he brought a thought up and mentioned that maybe the whole milk is churning in their stomachs and is kerning and bothering them.. i dont know. they dont throw up on a daily, weekly or even mnthly basis. and they have been on milk for 2 1/2 months. so if it is the milk, why is the milk not agreeing with their stomachs now? or maybe its normal i dont know. like i said i am going to the doctors tomorrow just to get it checked out.. but i wanted your input.. anyone who has experianced this please give me some advice!! thanks~maria

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Whitney - posted on 10/09/2012

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My daughter's milk allergy didn't show up for six months. And then when she did she threw up every three days and had the diarrhea. She's now been on soy for 10 months and no more cottage cheese vomit.

Christy - posted on 10/08/2012

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I have twins as well they will b 1 in two weeks, but I've started them on whole milk but they seem to throw up white sour smelly chunks , any suggestions why this is happening ??

Lisa - posted on 10/09/2012

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My daughter started spitting up curdled milk at 14 months (even though she rarely spit up as a baby). I thought she might have been allergic to or intolerant of milk/cheese. After cutting out both and reintroducing them and talking with the doctor, the only thing we came up with was that she was getting more dairy than her body could handle. She had a few more episodes a couple of months down the road, but when I looked back she was getting more dairy than usual at those times. She is now over 2 1/2 and doing great with dairy. Try reducing dairy intake somewhat and make sure to talk to the doctor if it doesn't get better soon.

Marylea - posted on 02/03/2011

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Milk curdles in your stomach no matter what. The acid in your stomach cause most dairy products to curdle. Sounds perfectly normal to me.

Marylea~

Iysha - posted on 02/03/2011

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I would htink that when they throw up, they throw up whatever is in them and well, whole milk is thick...When we throw up, it's the color of whatever is in our tummies and is usually lumpy...afterall, it is being digested. My daughter never really drank milk, she was on formula until 14 months and was also eating lots of food, so I cant say she has ever thrown up what looked like cottage cheese, or even thrown up in quite a while. sorry. But, I think it isnt anything to worry about....and if it is, you will find out tomorrow =]

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Nicole - posted on 05/17/2014

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Maria,
My daughter (5 months old) just started doing the same thing this week. We have had suspicions of milk intolerance when she was an infant due to vomiting on the cow's milk formula. She was on soy formula since 3 months old and did fine. The doctor told me to try whole milk instead of soy at first to see if she could tolerate it. She did and the doctor said then she just probably grew out of it. She has now been on milk for 5 months and just now producing these same cottage cheese like vomits with nothing else with them. I don't believe it is normal and the daycare she attends did not feel it was normal either, and they would know, they care for infants and toddlers on a daily basis. I am trying to do some research to see if it is a milk intolerance, milk allergy, or just that she is getting too much milk for her body to process. I would be interested in knowing what your doctor said about your situation. I might have to just pay a visit to mine as well. Also my other daughter who is 11 also had milk intolerance since she was born. We have done the trials with milk and soy milk and she never has had a cottage cheese issue since she was never really on milk that long.

Mommy - posted on 10/10/2012

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Marylea is right. The milk curdles when in your stomach. What they threw up if the partially digested milk they drank, that's all.

Kimi - posted on 02/03/2011

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Just consider yourself lucky. Lots of babies spent their first year of life spitting up "cottage cheese" and it's very normal.
They would probably respond better to cheese and yogurt for their dairy intake though.

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