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Dairy challenge

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SilverStars Sat 15-Mar-14 10:46:20

Hi, my ds was diagnosed with CPMI and soya and egg as 9m old. We have to challenge him on dairy next month. For those who have done this, what were you asked to do? If your dc reacted how did they react? And if successful did you manage to out all dairy back in their diet straight away?

I ask because we see the consultant in a few weeks but it is our sat appointment before discharge ( told this 6m ago, that we will just be under a dietician - who does not believe in seeing us, just uses the phone to talk to and I cannot use phones!!), so I want to ask all the questions now.

Been on nutramigem, happily. What did you switch to if still allergic? Something you buy or on prescription? Sorry for all the questions.

LilacBreastedRoller Tue 18-Mar-14 10:43:03

We are behind you with this so I have no answers I'm afraid, but bumping in case someone else does.

SilverStars Tue 18-Mar-14 22:32:21

Thank you.

I have now rung the dietician to ask in advance and she said we do the dairy challenge first and he has half a malted biscuit a day for 2 weeks then increase that to one biscuit. Even if he reacts to half we are to keep him at that level apparently as long as it is manageable. That is my concern as his symptoms have always been reflux as a baby, rashes, eczema ( he does not have it when no dairy/egg), irritability. She said even if those symptoms return to continue the trial to desensitise him.

All new to me!

dairyfreebabyandme Wed 19-Mar-14 08:44:11

Our little girl has a non-Ige allergy to milk. Every time we have tried this challenge, we fail - within 2 to 3 days. The first day, there's nothing to note, but as we go on, our little girl gets VERY windy, gets tummy aches and then her poo gets softer and becomes yellowy and very smelly. If left on her skin for any time, the poo will 'burn' her, so we change her nappies pronto and apply vaseline as a protective barrier, afterwards. I've been told poo colour is irrelevant, but it's always the same with her. When it gets to bad tummy aches and the poo has definitely changed, I stop. You're supposed to give three to four months before you try again.

If you succeed, you get to move on to the next stage. There's various documents outlining the various stages that I've seen, but I believe that this one is the best: (scroll down to additional file 2) (helpful recipes listed in additional file 3).

Hope your challenge is successful! x

calina Fri 21-Mar-14 13:53:30

I have a similar one with my daughter.
She had anaphylaxis when first introduced to dairy products(yogurt) at 6 months. It started with eczema at about 6 weeks. We were aware of a possible reaction, after kissing her on the cheek, after a cup of tea with milk, she will get a red rash. I have mentioned it to my HV but she said there is nothing we can do at this point but start introducing little solids slowly and carefully. We did, but nobody thought us of the possibility of a such bad reaction. A small amount of yogurt was placed against her lower lip and within a minute she got into an anaphylactic shock. We called the ambulance and all was fine in the end.
She had a milk challenge at 18 months but still could not tolerate more then 1ml.
Recently(at nearly 3 years old) she had some cup cakes containing milk and she did not have any allergic reaction.
I have contacted the pediatric consultant and he said that I can start a Milk Ladder.The milk ladder starts with foods containing well cooked milk and builds up slowly to those containing unprocessed milk.
I have looked more into the "milk ladder" technique and as my daughter 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.

Hope your challenge is going well. Good luck!

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