5 wk old diagnosed with cmpi-dairy free diet!

(9 Posts)
feekerry Tue 11-Mar-14 19:56:20

so my 5 week old.is extremely unsettled 90% of the time.
constantly writhing around/straining/grunting.
ended uo being admitted to hospital where they diagnosed an intolerance to dairy and suggested i try a dairy free diet.... gulp.
so apart from the obvious milk and cheese what other things do i need to avoid?
anyone have any tips or thoughts?

Amiawake Tue 11-Mar-14 20:00:26

Congratulations!!
Ice cream, chocolate, sour cream. Some custards, check batter mixes and some bread. Can't think of any more at the moment.
I cut dairy out too, It's not as hard as I thought it would be.
Good luck!

feekerry Tue 11-Mar-14 20:01:50

some bread.....??!! really... ouch!!
did you notice a difference once it all settled down?

Amiawake Tue 11-Mar-14 20:04:19

Yes I noticed a difference the same day. Hopefully you will too!

Superworm Tue 11-Mar-14 21:29:45

I've been dairy and soy free for almost two years. DS was diagnosed at six weeks. It's bee hard going at times and obviously mistakes happen.

Kellymom has some useful info on it. It's really a case if reading the ingredients of everything.

Lots of baby that have CMPA are also allergic to soy as the proteins are similar. It might be worth cutting out both initially then reintroducing soy after a month or so to test.

bakingtins Wed 12-Mar-14 07:28:05

I did it for a year, it's not bad once you get used to it. I'm another one that had a baby who also reacted to soya, as 50% of CMPI babies do. Read the labels or at least the allergy information on everything it hides in the most unexpected places. You can often still have things that you would not expect to contain dairy just by swapping brands. There are lots of soya yogurts, cheese etc but I agree with PP that I'd try without both initially and trial soya once things are settled.
You probably need a calcium supplement, requirement for BF is 1250mg a day. You'll get some from calcium supplemented oat/coconut milk but you prob need tablets which you can get cheaply from any pharmacy.
Good luck.

Superworm Wed 12-Mar-14 12:44:08

Just a caveat to the calcium supplements, lots contain dairy but you can usually find dairy free versions in health food shops. Took my a year to work this out!!

josephine1986 Thu 13-Mar-14 12:49:32

My dd is sensitive to cows milk, and had a reaction to some raw egg i had in mayonnaise a week or two ago. Ive cut out soya and dairy even in trace amounts but will trial this after ita been 6 weeks
Check the allergiss boRd there are tips there too

josephine1986 Thu 13-Mar-14 12:51:27

Dumb typos! One handed typing

The pregnacare breastfeeding supplement also contains soya. Holland and barratt do a cheap high potency calcium and vitamin d3

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