Fixing baby's tummy after first round of antibiotics

Christine - posted on 08/14/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My baby is 6.5 months and is breastfed. She just started vegetables at 26 weeks and only had formula a couple of times because of doc telling me when she was a week old it would help her sleep and then I destroyed her virgin gut and she got milk protein allergy :( , then it didn't even help because the gas I was talking about wasn't my imagination like she assumed but caused by the gynie not giving me probiotics after antibiotics at the birth and so her gut was never populated with the good stuff when she first fed from me. Anyway so I really don't trust doctors anymore at all and was trying to do the wait and see approach with her ear infection, terrified another ill informed doctor would put her on antibiotics before it was necessary and we've just got her tummy 100%. So she's now landed up in hospital with bronchiolitis but on the second day the doctor said we'd need to start antibiotics for the ear. She's on the 3rd day of it now and her tummy very swollen and thrush starting. How long was it before your baby's tummy came right after antibiotics and how long before they got sick again at daycare afterwards? And are there any suggestions like should I stop the veg and just breastfeed for a while?

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Lori - posted on 08/18/2013

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Yeah, it's been crazy the places I've found dairy. The McDonalds fries still pisses me off. French Fries from anywhere else have been fine. But apparently they got into trouble with the also not being kosher... they contain a beef flavoring which has both beef and milk products in it. Ugh... who would have thought.

And sometimes even with health professionals you have to spell it out.... no MILK, or ANY product than contains ANY part of milk. That means no Casins, no whey, etc. And yes they use milk products in many medicines. No it's not "milk"... so no it's not going to spoil... but if it has any milk protein it can still make your LO sick. UGH.

This cheat sheet has helped me out tons.

http://www.kellymom.com/store/freehandou...

Another thing that has helped me find dairy free items is an app I use on my iPhone. It's called Dairy Free Fast Food. It's got menu items from 9 common fast food joints and lets you know what you can order that is dairy free, what you can special order to make it dairy free (i.e.: cheeseburger with no cheese), and what doesn't contain dairy but might be fried in common oil so if you're super sensitive you need to avoid due to cross contamination.

And also - I always ask when I eat out for the allergy menu. If they don't have one, I'll google search "dairy free at......" and put in where you're eating. It usually gives me some info on what I can or can't eat at certain places.

Christine - posted on 08/18/2013

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Thanks Lori, I didn't think to check the probiotics and I wondered why she gets reflux when I eat McDonalds fries, thanks for letting me know! I am dairy free. It was strange; in hospital I asked them to check all her meds were dairy free because her poo went green and she was spitting up but they looked at me like I was nuts and wouldn't even look telling me all superior like that meds wouldn't have milk because it would rot. I give up on the health professionals in my city :(

Lori - posted on 08/17/2013

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I'm not really able to speak to most of your questions here..... however - you mention the milk protein allergy. Both my daughters have milk protein allergy. Can I assume that since you are breastfeeding that YOU are on a TOTAL DAIRY FREE diet? In addition of course to not giving your daughter anything with ANY cow milk. Dairy is hidden in all kinds of places you wouldn't suspect. McDonalds french fries. Some brands of saltine crackers (some brands don't have dairy others do), Non dairy creamer (it's not really cream, but it does have cassinates in it which are a dairy protein). Also - always check every medicine for dairy. I've found dairy in teething drops, and in a few other medicines too.... ESPECIALLY probiotics which might be prescribed or suggested for getting your gut health back after antibiotics. There are vegan probiotics out there, but you really have to look at the labels carefully.

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