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4 small spoons of Yogurt

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melonribena Sun 09-Feb-14 07:44:11

I'm doing the milk introduction programme with my 18 mth old ds.

He gradually ate more and more of a malted milk biscuit every day until he could eat a whole one. He then got bored of them so we moved onto 2 cheddar biscuits a day. He's never reacted to either of these things

I have then introduced cooked cakes, pancakes and crisps with milk powder coating.all without reaction apart from the tiniest bit of redness on his chin

I then decided to try yogurt. The programme suggests starting with a lick, which I did. Yesterday he had 4 small spoons of munch bunch yogurt. He seemed fine but developed a small hive on his chin - about the size of a pea.

Do you think I should slow down or is this a small enough reaction to justify giving the same amount again today?

I don't want to make him poorly. It's taken 6 months to get to this point. We are in no rush!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 09-Feb-14 22:25:24

No idea sorry melon. I'm CMPI and have always been fine with cakes biscuits and crisps but just can't tolerate yoghurt.

FunkyBoldRibena Sun 09-Feb-14 22:28:11

It took me a year to get to eating dairy again - after 10 years off due to horrendous allergies [red from top to toe], beware the yogurt and ease back a little. I feel it in the eyes first, if he starts rubbing them it's because it is reacting and making them itchy.

melonribena Sun 09-Feb-14 22:34:41

Thank you! Yogurt is the next thing on the list to introduce so I gave it a go! I'll look out for the eyes! I've been mainly looking for hives to be honest!

Do you think it sounds as if he's doing ok?

FunkyBoldRibena Mon 10-Feb-14 08:06:50

What's after yogurt on the list? You have to go so slow doing this, it feels like weeks between each stage sometimes.

freefrommum Mon 10-Feb-14 08:43:20

There's a massive difference between baked milk and 'raw' milk so I would definitely take it very slowly with the yoghurt. Baking milk alters the protein thus 'fooling' the body into not recognising it as an allergen. However, the protein in yoghurt is virtually unaltered so the body will recognise it immediately and will be more likely to react.

melonribena Mon 10-Feb-14 09:02:08

Cooked cheese is next on the list. Any thoughts on how I can prepare this would be gratefully received. I'm assuming that melted cheese is not good enough. I've tried cheese biscuits and cheese straws!

We've built up this far in 6 months of trying. I'm worried every day about a reaction.

FunkyBoldRibena Mon 10-Feb-14 09:06:30

What happened with the cheese biscuits and straws?

melonribena Mon 10-Feb-14 09:31:24

He's has them every day, to the amount of two large cheddar biscuits. He's usually fine, occasionally gets a small red mark on his cheek/chin about the size of a pea

harverina Mon 10-Feb-14 09:54:59

When discussing a food challenge with our consultant she said that if there was any sign of a reaction then to take a step back to the previous stage for a while then try again. So, you could go back to the here biscuits or a lick of the spoon?

melonribena Mon 10-Feb-14 13:38:16

Thank you, I will take a step back. We were presented with this milk introduction programme but didn't have a chat with anyone about it, it doesn't mention about what happens if ds reacted.

calina Mon 03-Mar-14 11:05:38


I can see you are having a similar experience with your DD. sad

My child had a very severe reaction(anaphylaxis) to cow's milk protein at 6 months when we started weaning her. She has been breastfed up to 14 months. She is on soya diet from 8 months. She had a milk challenge at the hospital at 18 months but she could only tolerate 1ml of milk. At nearly 3 years old she had some muffins that contained approximate 20ml of milk with no allergic reaction. We have stopped giving her more as I was scared of a bad allergic reaction.
I have ask her pediatrician and he said we can continue to gradually increase her exposure to milk using "a Milk Ladder".

I have looked more into the "milk ladder" technique and as DD had an anaphylactic shock reaction in the past I am very nervous about managing this myself at home.

This is a resource that I used to find out more about the subject and I am somewhat in doubt to follow it due to the serious reaction my daughter had in the past.

I would like to ask, as you are ahead in the milk ladder process, that given my DD has tolerated nearly 20ml of baked/boiled milk does this mean she is starting to outgrow her allergy and she is not at risk of a severe reaction any more? Is it safe to assume that she does not need a milk challenge any more? Is this safe to do it with just antihistamine as the solution against possible reactions?

It would help me a lot to know how it worked for you. Thanks.

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