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Should I keep pushing dairy challenge?

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Watchingthetelly Wed 10-Apr-19 19:28:18

DS 14 months has I think failed the dairy ladder at half a baked muffin. He was diagnosed at 6 weeks following near constant diarrhea with mucous and terrible farts. He never had any blood in his stools or more serious symptoms thankfully.

I've held it at a quarter muffin for ten days with soft poos hoping he would adjust. He didn't so I increased to half a muffin as instructed and he's done a horrible soft poo. I don't want to push him until he's upset and got liquid poos. Am I calling this off too early?

I'd also really appreciate hearing from anyone who has actually succeeded reintroducing dairy please. It feels a long, long way off today.

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nombrecambio Wed 10-Apr-19 19:33:20

DD (2 years) keeps filing at step 1. I have no advice but total empathy. DD's dietitian says to hold off when there's any digestive changes or symptoms and try again if they settle quickly.

I was full of hope that she'd be eating Easter eggs but she can't even handle a malted milk biscuit.

NameChange30 Wed 10-Apr-19 19:35:11

DS has recently turned 2 and we've just failed step 1 of the milk ladder sad We did give it a few days, he was pooing frequently, had a bad nappy rash and getting very upset during nappy changes sad

It's a tough call in your position, if you weren't completely sure the poos were caused by the dairy I'd say maybe give it another day or two, but you sound sure that it's got worse since you increased the quantity? So maybe you should stop, and just stick to giving him food from the earlier steps that he passed. You can try again in 3-6 months.

KipperTheFrog Wed 10-Apr-19 19:35:34

We passed the milk ladder last year, although DD2 still has soya milk as her drink.
I’ve seen people continue despite soft poo etc, but personally I would stay where you are or go back a bit. DD2 failed on attempt 1, then we stopped for 6 months and she succeeded that time. She was 13 months the first time, 19 months when we started again. She’s 2 now and like I said, still has soya milk. We haven’t gone full cows milk as she still has a lot of soft poop.
Follow you’re instinct, and remember it doesn’t matter if he never succeeds on the milk ladder! He can get his calcium from other sources.

Watchingthetelly Wed 10-Apr-19 19:40:13

Ugh that's hard. My mother keeps saying she'll be taking DS out for ice cream this summer and I'm thinking "hold on..."

The consultant allergist said we weren't to stop until he had diarrhea and/or was obviously upset. I really don't want to do that though unless there will be a benefit. He went through a funny poo patch at stage one and adjusted...

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NameChange30 Wed 10-Apr-19 19:45:13

Well maybe wait and see if he adjusts then

He can obviously have ice lollies and sorbet, and depending where you are in the country, there are some ice cream places that are good for allergies. In London for example.

Watchingthetelly Wed 10-Apr-19 20:20:36

Thanks for the responses, it's very helpful in clarifying things. I'm going to stop as:
I'm sure this is due to dairy
It's worse since I increased amounts
It's 12 days of dodgy tummies, it's not resolving after 2 days like it did at stage 1

Thank you all!

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