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25/07/2013 at 13:45
Gave H some babyrice mixed with a little cows milk and some apple and pear purée. All seemed ok but he's now covered in an angry red rash with raised itchy lumps. All over his chin, neck and torso. My poor little baby.
Doctot thinks potential milk allergy but have an appointment later. Don't think its fruit as he'd tried that the other day. Trying to get him to sleep now.
aarrgghjh I hate weaning!
25/07/2013 at 14:54
My son is 4 now but when I weaned him at 6m he was given some baby cereal on a pre loaded spoon, everywhere it touched he came out in bright red hives and it was horrible :(
He was diagnosed with a dairy allergy. He was fine with my breast milk and is fine with soya milk too which is what he drinks and I use in his cooking. If I can help at all do shout and I'd push for a referral to paeds.
25/07/2013 at 15:24
Poor love. Have you given piriton?
25/07/2013 at 15:27
Poor bubba it's horrible seeing them looking so sore. Hvaing a baby with allergies sucks.
25/07/2013 at 17:14
The doctor said it should go down on its own so no antihistamine at the mo and it does seen to be going down. The doctor says he's sure milk allergy and gave us a paeds referral straight away. He also said to avoid dairy altogether for now :(
Isis - do you find there is a lot your son can't eat? What do the paediatrician do at the appointment?
I hope it's not the start of a long line of allergies, his skin seems v sensitive so I'm not optimistic
25/07/2013 at 17:44
On the face of it yes there are probably quite a few things he can't eat but we've adapted well. You can substitute a lot these days as there's dairy free spread and milk for cooking with, df cheese is rank but Jude likes it! The worst is when we go somewhere and they only have something like ice cream that he can't have but he knows now he can only have his milk.
We still eat dairy just do all cooking for him df. The main concern the hospital will probably have is getting calories into him as there's less calories in soya/df foods as they're often health foods so he has what most would consider a slightly unhealthy diet but its for his benefit. You can get a great soya milk from alpro that's fortified.
Dairy is Jude's only allergy but it can go hand in hand with other allergies especially soya. Can I suggest you get some piriton in in case you have another reaction?
25/07/2013 at 18:06
Oh no, sorry LM, poor little H. Good luck at the Docs and hopefully it will be the last of the allergic reactions x
25/07/2013 at 18:07
Sorry LM, just seen you had updated, so sorry it looks like a milk allergy x
25/07/2013 at 19:27
There seems to be quite a few of us on here with milk intolerant babies. S is also soya intolerant which makes things a lot harder, but thankfully she will eat baby food so at least I can check the ingredients quite easily. This has made weaning so up much easier, but it did mean I couldn't Completely BLW unless I wanted to cook everything from scratch, separate from the rest of us and watch it be thrown around, lol. A lot of the Ella's kitchens pouches are fine and other cooking I substitute cow's milk for her prescription milk and it's worked out ok. Eating out is the most difficult as milk is hidden in all sort of foods, so I'm hoping S will grow out of it quite quickly. X
25/07/2013 at 19:58
We're just going through lactose intolerance and finding out what she can and can't have. Just want to say found a fab page on the tesco site today which lists all their vegan compatible own brand items which means obviously no diary. It's been a god send for me today. I'm on my phone so can't link but Google should throw it up. So sorry weaning sucks for you too.
25/07/2013 at 22:00
Thanks for the tips everyone, i will get some piriton, do I just ask the pharmacist?
Will also take a look at pouches and the tesco site, thank you.
Do you think I need to take dairy out of my diet as I'm bf? He's not shown a major reaction to breast milk although maybe I've just not noticed if not as severe as today?
25/07/2013 at 22:17
I'm not sure the pharmacist will give it to you as he's only a baby, you might need to get it on prescription but your doc should sort it. It works so quickly on an allergic reaction.
I never cut dairy out of my diet and I fed him til nearly 2yo, he was fine with my milk but any proper dairy he just couldn't tolerate. He's still allergic but it is lessening.
Alpro, pure and vitalite are brands to look out for, all df. Always check crisp packets as so many have milk in and then there's other things which you think would be dairy but aren't like Bourbon biscuits. It'll take a while to get your head round but you get used to it x
25/07/2013 at 22:31
27/07/2013 at 23:08
I had to cut dairy out when BF, but it was only really if I drank cow's milk or ate cheese, yoghurt, cream etc. that I noticed a reaction. Piriton will work if it is an allergy, it won't if it's lactose intolerance, or an intolerance to cow's milk protein (my daughter's problem -she can't break down the proteins in cow's milk) and piriton won't help in those cases. You'll need to be officially diagnosed by a pead Dr to know for sure, so I wouldn't go giving piriton without being advised to do so under one. My advice would be to check the labels on everything as milk is used in so many different things - I even spotted some in stock cubes! Hopefully your baby will tolerate soya as that will give you so much more choice. It's actually easier at this age, as at least we can buy baby food to take out and about. I'm dreading it if she doesn't outgrow it. x
28/07/2013 at 00:01
Thanks for the advice and reassurance it's so hard to think there is something wrong with your little ones. I just want him to stay my baby in my milk so he stays safe! We can't book paeds appt st the mo weirdly but hopefully we will get an appt through from the hospital soon to establish exactly what we are dealing with. Then I'm sure ill have LOADSmore questions.
Really hope all the babies just grow out of it quickly!
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