Long story short ... my son Daniel (nearly 20 months) has been poorly for well over a month, he had a cold, then a tummy bug, then diahorrea for a good 3 weeks. We went to the doctor & he thought Daniel might have a temporary lactose intolerance brought on by the tummy bug ... he advised keeping him off all dairy products until he was better. We went about a week without any dairy, then i thought i'd try him with some cheese. The next day he got sick again ... he was sick, got a temperature ... and today he's been sick 3 times & eaten practically nothing
Has anyone had any experience with this? Should i cut out all dairy again? It seems like a pretty severe reaction, which is worrying me. Maybe he's got a milk allergy now? Or maybe he just caught another bug?? I'm at my wits end to be honest, i just want my baby boy to be healthy again, but he's in a bad way right now
Sounds like you have nothing to lose by cutting out all dairy from his diet. Just make sure you steer clear of all the hidden things, and check labels carefully. There are some v good non dairy alternatives around ie pure spread and Swedish Glace ice cream, so he doesn't miss out.
Just to add that cutting out all dairy might not be necessary for very long - my friends dd had this a few months ago, and after a few dairy free weeks she could tolerate lactose again. That had been caused by a virus, as well.
Thanks hun I think i do need to read labels more, he's not had dairy since Sunday, and he's still quite poorly!! I phoned the doctor again this morning, he's calling back soon!! Sigh, i wish i could help him, i feel useless!!
When my DD has a bug she just can't shake off, i cut dairy from her diet for a few weeks then gradually re-introduce it. It always works for me and she happily goes for long periods eating dairy products.
She's 6 1/2 now and we've done this since she was 2.
I tend to replace milk with soya milk and not give her cheese, yoghurts etc. I replace it with sheeps milk or goats milk stuff where I can, which seems fine. I certainly don't check every single packet of food, so little bits may slip through the net, but it works for us.
I'm reading - with an allergic child I wouldn't introduce solids at 4 months. Her formula will have all the calories and nutrients she needs until her gut is ready for solids at 6months. You could trigger even more allergies by bringing in solids and they wouldn't have as many calories anyway. Just give her more formula if she isn't satisfied. Often allergic babies are most grizzly - so don't assume that grizzly is not satisfied.
My dd is lactose intolerant and she has rice milk and sma lf , there are plenty products out there for people who cant tolerate milk, it can be very hard at first having to read labels and telling people not to give your child certain things, but you get used to it and it becomes no bother, I can now go shopping and hardly have to look at labels because iv looked so many times before I already know if it has it in, most intolerances in young children are only short term so I would suggest waiting a few weeks to a month and then slowly reintroduce milk in small portions so u can monitor there reaction.
As long as there is plenty of smiles and giggles it really doesnt matter if your baby cant have certain foods