Could my son having Green BM have to with allergy?

Diana - posted on 06/12/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Ok try make this short...My son is 4 years old he had a food allergy to dairy/cow milk since he born. He was not even day old they tryed bottle feed him and nurse said he vomitted everywhere worse they ever seen. (I then breastfeed till he was a year old) Then when he was 6 months started fromula bottle at night get him sleep longer the doctor changed him to soy cause he cry after he ate it. Then when he was 10 months he ya yobaby yogurt and his eyes swelled up nose running rash and hard time breathing. We got him tested said had dairy allergy. About four months ago we stated to take him to new allergy doctor cause we moved and this allergy doctor says his allergy not lift threat anymore he borderline now to start tesing him at home little by little. (I did not want to scared half to death) Now I know he still has alllergy i care what doctor says cause he will not drink cow milk says makes him sick or ice cream or yogurt but he will eat anything like chips or a food has milk in it. But anyways since we started to change his diet he stool has been turning greener and greener. This morning was worse i seen yet it was green like grass really bright and looked like sludge (sorry if TMI) I don't know if from change in diet or has to with milk in his system like allergy reaction. Now he does have little cold right now just started but he been having green poop for over six weeks now...What do you think? I about call him reg. doctor not allergy doctor to see what they think....Only thing that changed in his diet beside form milk is he having less soy now and little more sugar then he used to..my husband been getting him koolaid. Any ideas will help thanks everyone :)

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Candace - posted on 05/31/2013

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my guess would be the koolaid. stop giving it to him, he doesn't need it anyway. try water. or give him a fruit smoothie. we don't need cows milk. it is best designed for baby cows not humans. no wonder more and more people every year are becoming allergic to it. BTW lactose intolerance is not an allergy. being intolerant to something is your bodies way of telling you to stop eating it. an allergy is your bodies immune system trying to fight a foreign agent. allergies kill. being intolerant to something will not kill you.

just give your son fruits and veggies, that is all he needs. try one week of just fruit and veggies and see how he feels, looks and acts. you will see a huge improvement.

Valerie - posted on 07/29/2009

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The green BM's could likely be the food dyes in the kool-aid.

As for the current milk symptoms, I think that he is probably Lactose Intolerant. Lactose is a specific sugar found in cow's milk and since he had been Milk Allergic he likely doesn't produce Lactase an enzyme the body makes to digest the Lactose. Most people who don't consume large amounts of milk and dairy products stop producing the Lactase enzyme and become Lactose Intolerant. Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance are gas, diarrhea, bloating, upset tummy, vomiting. Try something like Lactaid Milk (already has the enzyme added) or you can find Lactaid drops in the pharmacy that you add to milk or dairy products before consuming. You can't take them afterwards as it is too late to stop the symptoms.

My older brother had a milk allergy as a young child and I suspect that so did I. I, too, don't like fluid milk at all - really upsets the tummy. (Even in something like a Latte) For the most part, I can tolerate yogurt, cheese and ice cream but not if I am already not feeling well. I tolerate yogurt better if they have the active bacteria cultures. I don't usually have a problem with milk if it is an ingredient in a larger dish (like mashed potatoes or a cream soup).

Good luck

Janine - posted on 06/13/2009

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Possibly the food dye in the Koolaid could contribute to the green BM. My 3 children are all allergic to milk. I know when my kids eat Trix or Fruity Pebbles their BM turn bright green.

As far as the milk allergy, has your son been tested with the protein breakdown of whey (alpha-lactalbumin/beta-lactoglobulin) versus casein. Casein is heat stable whereas whey is altered by heat. Your son might be able to tolerate one of the proteins but not the other.

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