This is my first time posting but I’m a long time reader (and have found much wisdom on this site...thank you!) I wondered whether anyone else had experienced a baby who’s second trimester scan showed ecogenic bowel, and who later went on to be diagnosed with allergies? My second son had ecogenic bowel and at nearly 5 months has now been diagnosed with delayed onset allergies to milk and soya (possibly others, we are still trialing by elimination - he is exclusively breastfed). He also had excessive hiccups in the womb (and still gets them a lot now) and I heard somewhere that this might also be an indicator of potential allergies. It’s a really confusing issue but I feel my fellow mumsnetters will have good insight and we might be able to help other mums get answers too. Thanks in advance!
Hi ETAPM ;-), They said it could mean a bowel infection but they did blood tests on me and found nothing. I haven’t found anything online (or through asking docs) to back it up, but I strongly believe that was the first sign of allergies. I’m hoping weaning in a month or so will help us pin down the culprit(s).
Yes, we have a follow up appointment with the dietician thankfully. Susan, did you have to wait until weaning to work out what your dd was allergic to? I’m sure excessive hiccuping are a symptom or at least very common in allergic bubs.