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CMPA & short length?

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MrsWhirling Sun 08-Sep-13 09:12:21

Does anyone know if there is any truth in CMPA babies being short in length?

I was told this by a friends neighbour last night. It's the first I've heard of it but she insisted it was true.

DS has CMPA & Egg allergy. Currently 9mths and only on 9th centile for length. On 50th for weight & otherwise well.

greenbananas Sun 08-Sep-13 11:31:49

Well, there's some evidence that children with allergies might have growth problems because of poor nutritional intake - see for example this

But I wouldn't worry about it too much. You are making sure your little one gets a balanced diet.

I used to be concerned about my multiply allergic DS being so scrawny until I saw a picture of DH at the same age (so skinny his knees were sticking out). DH is not a tall man, but he has sufficient muscle on him now! Children come in different shapes and sizes. My friend's fully breastfed baby was short and unbelievably chubby at 6-12 months - she had three rolls of fat on each little thigh grin - but she is slim and active now at 3 years old.

Loads of people tell you "facts" when they discover your child has allergies. Sometimes it's rubbish, sometimes it isn't. Seriously, don't worry!!

MrsWhirling Sun 08-Sep-13 15:27:00

Thanks Greenbananas,

My DS wasn't diagnosed until he was 7mths so I wasn't DF until then either. I'm hoping that BF'ing has helped him to get what he needed. Xx

babybarrister Sun 08-Sep-13 21:46:21

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babybarrister Sun 08-Sep-13 21:47:55

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melonribena Sun 08-Sep-13 22:01:21

My 13 mth cmpa and egg allergic ds is v long! He's 75th-90 centile for weight and 90 for height.

He's breastfed. Does that make a difference?

ChocolateOrangeforDd Sun 08-Sep-13 22:01:45

Hi. My Ds is allergic to dairy, eggs and avoids nuts. When he was born he was a long baby. He is now nearly 5 feet 10 inches tall, his goal height. He is the tallest in our family and taller than Dh and he towers over me at only 5 feet 3 inches. When he was younger his height was monitored because he also has asthma and was being given a fairly high dose preventative steroid puffer. He has not had any dairy or calcium supplements, but did like Tropicana Calcium Orange juice when he was younger. I am thrilled for my tall son! So, I wouldn't worry yet, MrsWhirling.

babybarrister Mon 09-Sep-13 13:34:44

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MiaowTheCat Mon 09-Sep-13 16:00:58

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Bonkerz Mon 09-Sep-13 16:03:11

Ds was diagnosed CMPI at 16 days old..... He is now 28 months and has no issues with height or weight! All above 75th centile

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