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Is it possible for my ds to be allergic to oat milk?

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Mopandbucket Fri 27-Jul-12 20:24:48

15 mo, cmp allergy - been weaning him off bf for past 10 days by offering him beakers of oat milk x 4 a day. For the last 7 days he's been so cranky and 3 days ago developed a rash all over body (we thought heat) which has now progressed to eczema all over neck and chest and on face. Tbh it's reminiscent of newborn days before we discovered cmp allergy (I had to restrict my diet) and his poos are explosive and huge (tmi sorry) again.

However, he was also running a temperature so we thought he was Ill - but the fever has cleared and he's still obviously uncomfortable and eczema getting worse. It feels like too much of a coincidence to us. Does anyone have any experience of this?

Seona1973 Fri 27-Jul-12 20:26:34

is he alright with gluten? Oats may not be suitable if he isnt having wheat/gluten.

Mopandbucket Fri 27-Jul-12 20:28:07

He's never had a prob with gluten...

OHforDUCKScake Sat 28-Jul-12 11:56:21

Mine is covered in hives and eczema at the moment because hes just getting over a virus. It takes his skin weeks to recover from a virus despite the virus being of the cough/cold type.

His too is similar (but not as severe) as his skin reaction to cows milk (hes v allergic and v atopic).

Could that be it?

Mopandbucket Sat 28-Jul-12 22:30:43

Yes, I guess it could be a reaction to his illness. Oat milk sounds unlikely butnwe've kept him off it today and he's less cranky, skin redness has reduced a bit and no poos. Could just be coincidence though. Oats are meant to be hypoallergenic. You end up scrabbling around for a reason, don't you?

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 28-Jul-12 22:39:44

Is he ok with soya? Perhaps alpro junior plus might be worth a try, or there's Kara coconut milk , and almond milk . Does he react to porridge or ready break? Rice milk is not suitable though. Maybe you could get a pepti formula from your gp? smile

CrocSaysTickTock Sat 28-Jul-12 22:48:00

Have PM'd you MopAndBucket

EyesDoMoreThanSee Tue 31-Jul-12 21:08:29

I had my suspicions when we started DD on Oatly enriched, even rang the useless dietician, now you come to mention it DD has had an outbreak of eczema recently and she has also figured out how to help herself to outly vfrom the fridge!

Mopandbucket Tue 31-Jul-12 21:20:30

Yes, oatley enriched! Read somewhere it could be the rapeseed in it. What did the dietician say?
Sorry wheresmycaffeine, totally missed your post. He's allergic to soya too and we had neocate prescribed when he was small but I bf so by the time I wanted to stop, he'd decided there was no way he was touching it (can't blame him, it is disgusting and stinks of fish). Using kara coconut milk now and no reaction but he doesn't like it as much as oatley. I guess he will get used to it.

EyesDoMoreThanSee Tue 31-Jul-12 21:50:39

Dietician was next to bloody useless and told me it wasn't possible

DD is also intolerant to soya, and still breastfed, I am also diary and soya free although I desperately want to start a phased introduction

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Tue 31-Jul-12 23:24:20

He will get used to it smile pepti milk is revolting I don't know how any baby drinks it wink I never bf so mine had it pretty early on but I asked for aptamil pepti which judging by the other one I got given at one point lying cost cutting drs and from what I've read is probably the more palatable version. Kara was recommended to me as a suitable alternative to pepti milk along side the alpro junior plus by my dd's dietician. Luckily your dc is old enough to be able to have hos diet flooded with dairy alternatives until he starts drinking it a bit more smile it makes good enough custard and porridge and in fact my nearly 6yr old dd is a Kara convert smile Try this using Kara and served with Kara custard smile

simpson Tue 31-Jul-12 23:56:03

My DD is intolerant rather than allergic but she acts very badly to oat milk.

She was on neonate from the age of 8 mths until about 4 mths ago when she was able to tolerate lacto free milk.

Mopandbucket Wed 01-Aug-12 19:31:54

How old is dd eyes? I was told ds would grow out of it by a year but he's 15 mo and not yet... I'm also dairy free but have reduced bf to just once a day (mostly) so have just started eating a sprinkle of cheese here and there (I missed so much!).
Thanks wheresmycaffeine - cake looks delicious x

EyesDoMoreThanSee Wed 01-Aug-12 20:20:57

DD is two today and showing signs of beginning to wean from breastfeeding to wanting a big cup of Oatly morning and evening. Recently it has gone from two feeds a day to constant demanding and epic meltdowns when I say no, with her last teeth coming in I know sucking helps the pain but I am red raw and after two years feel that the time is coming to stop.

I think we may start a soya trial soon, now she is on gaviscon I feel that is helping her tummy cope of an evening. I am totally dairy free and so will need to introduce slowly for me too.

mumat39 Wed 01-Aug-12 21:05:20


I was always worried about rapeseed oil for some reason so didn't give DD any 'just in case'.

The allergy doctor at last years appointment told me that he had only heard of rapeseed allergies as for those who work with it in huge quantities and said that she would not react to it. He humoured me and did a skin prick test as I'd taken a carton of the enriched one with me. DD reacted to it and had quite a big weal. The doctor thought it would definitely be oats. He reluctantly agreed to do the blood test for rapeseed, after making a 'joke' about the fact that each test is expensive and that the lab would not be amused confused. The blood tests on Oat and Rapeseed both showed that DD had antibodies to both. DD had eaten oats inn the past but then just went off them so hadn't eaten them for about 2.5 years. The rapeseed blood test was very high so it is possible to react to this. sad

DD has her annual appointment soon so I'll be able to speak to the allergist then. I'll report back if there is anything he tells me that might be useful.

not sure if this is helpful, but you can react to oatly and both oats and/or rapeseed could be the culprit.

EyesDoMoreThanSee Wed 01-Aug-12 21:15:24

I would just love to have a food allergy test but have been told there is no chance my (brain injured due to nhs cock up at birth) child is allowed one.

We have just let DD drink a lot of Oatly the past few days, I will watch for skin flare ups

Mopandbucket Thu 02-Aug-12 12:26:58

Mumat, that's really helpful and interesting. What do you give your dc?

1Mummytot Sun 31-Jan-16 15:49:43

Hello all, I know this post was from 2012 but wondered what the outcome was for this and if you found out it was oat milk that your little one was intolerant too?

My boy is 19mnth now but after stopping BF at 5months to formula and then weaning at 6mnth my LO came out in red raw/saw rash all over his face, back of neck. The Drs we saw just kept saying its eczema.
My instinct told me it was dairy so we got refered to dietician- put on nitro migen & Neocate which massively helped & his skin cleared up. (With off flares).
To cut long story short at 16mnth stopped special formula & tried soya which his face came out sore too & have been using oat milk. Ever since then his face/neck/legs are red raw.
We got refered to allergy clinic- no reactions to skin prick apart from dust mites. And the dr just said he didn't believe it was food related & to just put cream on and give all foods.

I feel so disheartened and don't know what to do/give my son as his skin is so sore and I'm adament certain foods set it off. I am giving oat milk still as not sure what else to give?? I hope someone can help?

trixymalixy Wed 03-Feb-16 11:33:54

you could put him back on Neocate. they do one for older children that comes in sachets (neocate active?). Otherwise you could try koko coconut milk or almond milk.

Don't try rice milk as it's not suitable for under 4s due to the arsenic content.

AimUnder Thu 04-Feb-16 01:07:37

Try koko (coconut milk) and just stop giving oat milk. If it gets better, you'll know why.

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