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Has anyone's DC grown out of their CMPA?

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NothingsLeft Mon 16-Sep-13 21:19:17

I'm just looking for some hope really.

DS is nearly 18 months and allergic to dairy & soy. I inadvertently tested him by eating some chicken that contained dairy and soy (still BFing). Poor thing has really suffered as have we from the sleep dep.

This was obviously just a very small amount through BM but he still reacts to it. He's never had dairy or soy to eat but can't imagine how ill he would be. Do they really out grow it?

Helspopje Mon 16-Sep-13 21:23:17

Yes, they can
My daughter had hideous CMPA and bad reflux and i was able to introduce small amounts of dairy as cheese at 12-18mths.
She still doesnt choose to drink milk ever, but we can use milk in sauces/puddings without problem now (3 and a bit).

One of the other girls in her nursery class has a near identical story.

babybarrister Mon 16-Sep-13 21:40:22

Sadly not but most do - don't give up!

misdee Mon 16-Sep-13 21:41:59

Not yet. She will be five in nov. however we are waiting for blood results as she didn't respond at all to last lot of skin prick tests, which is very unusual as always had done in the past. Didn't even get the control test come up.

greenbananas Mon 16-Sep-13 21:44:12

Yes, children can grow out of allergies. If your DS is 'only' allergic to dairy and soy, he has a reasonably good chance.

Children do often grow out of dairy allergies, but this is not the case for everybody. If you google, you may find that they are expected to grow out of dairy allergy by the time they get to school, but DS's allergy paediatrician said it was usually later than this that children grew out of CMPA - she said by the time they are about 9 years old if they going to grow out of it at all.

DS (aged 4) asked me today if he would grow out of having allergies. I said he probably wouldn't blush - because I don't want to get his hopes up too much. Children are less likely to grow out of allergies if they have severe and/or multiple allergies.

My DS has loads of food allergies (but fortunately is okay with wheat and soya smile ). My approach has been to assume that he will be allergic to these foods all his life, and to educate him accordingly. That way, if he does grow out of any of his allergies, it will be an enormous bonus!

Yes my dd did aged 3.5.
I was totally shocked!

Still allergic to eggs nuts & sesame seeds amongst other things but life is so much easier now she can have dairy

Bakingtins Tue 17-Sep-13 22:29:25

Yes - and he used to have severe reactions (reflux, tummy pain, diarrhoea) to dairy and soy via breastmilk. Outgrew it completely between two and three years of age and is now a cheese monster.

NothingsLeft Wed 18-Sep-13 14:53:32

Thanks, I feel a bit more reassured now it may happened.

I know he's still very young and there's plenty of time. I just hate the thought if him missing out or feeling excluded as he gets older.

I have coeliac disease which excludes you from a fair bit but i find dairy and soy far harder to manage. Plus I think he would love a marmite and cheese sarnie smile

MiaowTheCat Sun 22-Sep-13 08:51:07

I've been told they expect dd2 to outgrow hers, not in the first wave before 1-2 years, but probably before about the age of 5. Not getting my hopes up though.

stantonherzlinger Sun 22-Sep-13 08:53:00

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