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CMPA - Cutting out dairy

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MissRabbitIsMyIdol Mon 10-Oct-16 16:17:54

Dd2 is 16 weeks, 9 weeks corrected. She has/had colic which we just assumed was something we'd have to ride out but I started to see signs of reflux. The GP started her on ranitidine which helped but then she was having trouble opening her bowels (not constipated as it was normal when she went). We stopped the ranitidine for a while to see if it would help but it made no difference. Around this time I read about CMPA and thought I may as well cut out dairy to give it a try. When I took her back to the GP after a week or so without ranitidine (as she was bringing up milk again) the GP changed her medication to Omeprazole and suggested going dairy free for 2 weeks from then to see if it helped. In the following two weeks, DD had oral thrush and a cold but, even with that, she was still a much happier, more contended baby. She still wasn't opening her bowels very often but it didn't seem to bother her so I thought well that's just her new norm which is fine for a BF baby (every 5ish days).

So Thursday just gone was 2 weeks since the GP said to cut out dairy and I've stuck to it rigidly. The problem is that there was no way of knowing if the change in her was down to the medication or the lack of dairy so I decided to go back to my normal dairy intake to test it. I started back on dairy on Thursday but didn't have anything excessive like a pint of milk or anything and she was okay until Sunday (yesterday) where she has gone back to how she was before - lots of bad wind, obviously in discomfort, lots of inconsolable crying and she's the same today so I'm going to go back to dairy free.

My question is, how long will it take for the dairy to be out of my system? I've only had a small amount for a few days and nothing for the two weeks before that.

Sorry this is so long, I probably could have asked my question in about 2 sentences but where's the fun in that!

Penguina Tue 11-Oct-16 13:01:37

I believe it is 2 weeks !

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