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Vomiting after pineapple and bedtime milk - anyone else's DC had this?

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scienceteachermum Sun 19-Jul-09 20:43:11

DS1 is 2 and has been sick at bedtime after his milk tonight. He had eaten a slice of fresh pineapple about 30 minutes beforehand. Exactly the same thing happened two weeks ago, again he had had a slice of pineapple just before bath and bed. Had a quick search online and some places say pineapple causes the milk to curdle which makes them sick. Last time he had it, he also got loose nappies for a few days aftwerwards so we thought it was a bug. But now it has happened again, exactly the same way I think it is the pineapple. its not like he hasn't had pineapple before, but he normally doesn't have it so close to bedtime and his bedtime milk. Has anyone else's DC had anything like this, or knows if this is possible?

difficultdecision Sun 19-Jul-09 21:19:48

I think I would vomit after having pineapple and milk. It doesn't sound like the best combination. Maybe avoid it in future? fresh pineapple is very potent and if you think having that close affected him you are probably right.

sphil Tue 21-Jul-09 21:04:43

DS1(8) does this occasionally - not so much with fresh pineapple but with pineapple juice. The milk connection has definitely been a factor - and once last week he did it after drinking pineapple juice with lasagne - so maybe dairy in general?

TotalChaos Tue 21-Jul-09 21:06:51

pineapple juice has made DS vomit when he was younger (I gave him some from a carton as thought it would be a nice change from Orange juice, DOH). Don't think it was in combination with milk, just by itself. I think it can be quite sharp/acidic.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:09:28

Eww, sorry but that's a crap combination, I'm not surprised he was sick. Pineapple is acidic and takes more then 30 mins to be digested, milk on top of this.....eww...

YouLukaAmazing Tue 21-Jul-09 21:09:52

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MrsMcCluskey Tue 21-Jul-09 21:12:46

Yuck
would make me sick too
put orange juice an dmilk in the sam eglass see whta happens

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:14:23

The same thing happens with cola and baileys IIRC (bleugh)

YouLukaAmazing Tue 21-Jul-09 21:16:35

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fishie Tue 21-Jul-09 21:19:48

gosh and you a science teacher too.

diedandgonetodevon Tue 21-Jul-09 21:20:58

Eww curdled milk, no wonder he vomitted- same as adding orange juice to drink.

diedandgonetodevon Tue 21-Jul-09 21:23:19

oj to milk, obviously [doh]

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:25:09

I made myself spectacularly sick with a mouthful of orange juice and cider when I was younger. blush

Egg Tue 21-Jul-09 21:30:14

Blimey my ds1 drinks orange juice with supper most evenings and has milk usually within half an hour with no problem.

DTs eat pineapple once or twice a week in a bowl with yoghurt for pudding at supper and also follow this with milk. It doesnt seem to affect them thank god! Worth noting all my children have been pukers for first year or so of life so not that they have iron constitutions and are never sick!

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:32:48

Orange juice is digested quicker then a pineapple as orange juice is more liquid.

Egg Tue 21-Jul-09 21:36:47

But what about the twins with their pineapple mixed with yoghurt and then milk 20-30 mins later?

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Tue 21-Jul-09 21:40:12

Yogurt's different to milk, it has a different Ph, yogurt is slightly acidic, wheras milk in on the other end of the scale.

Egg Wed 22-Jul-09 19:42:13

Aha now I see! Thanks bunny!

Must confess they normally have those little Dole pots of pineapple chunks so not fresh which might make it less acidic maybe? As long as they are not being sick I am happy smile.

scienceteachermum Thu 23-Jul-09 20:18:04

Thanks everyone! I do feel sufficently stupid now, and yes, espeically as I am a science teacher! It just never occured to me to be honest, but that is obviously what caused it. I have since discovered that pineapple is a meat tenderiser and acts on protein really quickly so thats why it curdles the milk fast.

madwomanintheattic Thu 23-Jul-09 20:21:03

ah, tinned pineapple chunks and evap, that takes me back.... grin

sphil Thu 23-Jul-09 23:18:27

Oh God, I remember that too - except we had it with Carnation Milk! I seem to remember that part of the fascination was the fact that the milk separated [yuk].
Does Carnation even exist any more?

soupmaker Fri 24-Jul-09 15:01:06

I'm allergic to fresh pineapple - makes my mouth and tongue really sore and tingly - apparently its some sort of enzyme within the fruit (which is used to tenderise meat - but might have dreamt that bit).

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