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Ebf baby with CMPA - can I have dairy?

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GingerMaman Wed 12-Feb-14 15:27:46


My baby who is 8 months is allergic to cows milk. The RAST test results were extremely low, just border line allergy but the skin prick test came up as 4x4 I think.

Paedetrician said that there was no need for me to go dairy free. I felt like me going cow milk free is helping a little, but I can't be certain as she's been going through teething too.

Problem is I am desperately craving milk and dairy!! Like really desperate, and tbh finding it a huge struggle.

What would you recommend I do?

Btw there was no reaction to dry milk in the skin prick test.

GingerMaman Wed 12-Feb-14 20:23:48

Just wanted to bump this incase someone can help please smile

greenbananas Wed 12-Feb-14 21:42:59

Don't know if I can exactly help, but want to say you are not alone with this. Going dairy free is hard, especially to start with (it does get easier).

If your baby is 8 months and has been okay with cows milk in your diet so far, do you really need to go dairy free? Some babies do react to even tiny traces of allergens in their mum's diet (mine did) - but others are fine.

There are some positives to avoiding your baby's allergens, even if there is no reaction, e.g. sense of solidarity with your baby, good practice for balancing an allergen free diet.

However, there's no sense in putting yourself through misery if there is really no need.

MarlenaGru Wed 12-Feb-14 21:46:07

I was dairy free for 9 months when breast feeding my DD with CMPA. She would scream all night if I had dairy by mistake. If you find your DD is fine then it may not be a problem as a few friends only discovered allergies on weaning. Eating dairy free is not that hard. There are so many substitutes.

DC2 due in 4 months and in 3 months I will be going dairy free in anticipation.

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