Could be cows milk protein allergy rather than lactose intolerance. Have you seen your gp? If you're breast feeding and dairy free(esp if also soya free) you need sandocal prescription to make sure you get enough calcium. to properly diagnose you do 4 to 6 weeks off then reintroduce(one at time) and see if symptoms recur. If they do you have diagnosis...although lactose intolerance can be helped by a poo test. If allergic should be referred to dietician for advice on weaning...get referred now it takes a while on nhs. You could try reintroducing 6m after diagnosis but how this is done depends on diagnosis and severity of reactions. Do see your gp..ask when booking if any gps at practice have interest in allergies. Elimination diets have big impact for you and baby so best done under more than mumsnet guidance. Hope that helps.
Thanks. I've had no support from HV at all. Said I'd cut it and they were like oh good for you :/ and really didn't care that DS had mucous, just asked if there was blood. I was shocked if an adult had mucous they'd be concerned but not a baby what the heck? going to gp on Monday so will discuss it and get the supplement etc
It's soya based, so no good f you're off soya too.
My GP advised me to go dairy free, which has helped nappies and puking (ds is 24 wks). Never been given anything for calcium - just bought calcium supplements - and went back recently to discuss formula, as I'm going back to work soon and dh will be doing daycare, when I'd like ds to have formula, and breastfed in morning and evening. GP (who is the most switched on of all the ones I've seen at our practice --make of that what you will--) said to experiment with formula, and with weaning, before referral to dietitian / prescription formula.
Sorry ham...completely forgot re soya in sweedish glace. Soya is one of few things ds isn't allergic to.
Jen...sandocal should be prescribed as otc vits don't have high enough levels usually for breast feeding mums. Dietician referral is nice guidelines. Sorry it wasn't done in your case.it does help though. For those under 6m soya formulas aren't advised and as op's child might have milk protein allergy (and yours?) other formulas you can buy aren't any use as contain milk so again formula prescribed is only option and goes with guidelines.
I'm not knocking your gp..i am one myself but since ds it's been a steep learning curve both as mum and dr on allergies. There are so many guidelines to know as a gp it's impossible to know everything in great detail and food allergy diagnosis and management has mushroomed in recent years.
Aww I was totally geared up for some insane ice cream binge! Oh well better for the baby belly. Lost half a stone when first went dairy free as had nothing to eat. Now put it back on as all the stuff I can find that's dairy free is unhealthy, expect things that take time to prepare which I don't have time to do. May or may not have eaten three boxes of jaffas in three days. Shame shame shame! Going to get a whole load of fruit in for snacks now and nice bread for toast.
I'm looking forward to seeing what the gp has to say about this. Will report back.
Ham i lost loads of baby weight on ds's exclusion diet...had actually put weight on since the birth then suddenly couldn't have hot choc and cake when out and it dropped off. ....every cloud has a silver lining etc!
Now big again but only because ds is going to be a big brother nice guidelines and your local pct prescribing guidelines for cmp allergy are available on the net