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Dairy allergy in babies?

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oremstango Thu 05-Jul-07 08:53:29

My son is just 7-months and we started dairy products at the health vistor's suggestion as he needs to put on some weight. 48 hours after starting he broke out in a moderate rash that has lasted (spread too) for 4 days now, though it doesn't seem to bother him. GP uncertain but thought it may be dairy and suggested I cut yogurt.

What symtpoms did your little ones show of the allergy? How did you confirm that they did indeed have this?

Many, many thanks.

Tartanmam Thu 05-Jul-07 09:19:01

My ds is allergic to dairy, came out in a slight contact rash whenever he rubbed butter or cheese on his face (and pretty much refused to eat cheese, yogurt or cereal with milk). When he was about nine months old he ate some cream and his eyes swelled up quite badly. This had happened once before and we thought it was egg that caused it, now i'm not so sure.

In our case it was obvious what he had reacted to, not too sure what would be the best thing for you to do, probbaly stop offering any dairy until the rash goes away thren give him some yogurt and see if it reappears.

If it helps my ds weight gain was non-existent for three months when i started weaning him but got much better when i stopped giving him any dairy products at all - there is dried milk powder in lots of biscuits and loads of other baby snacks. Also you can get soya yogurts with added calcium with don't taste too bad, ds loves them anyway.


Tartanmam Thu 05-Jul-07 09:20:06


Weegle Thu 05-Jul-07 09:45:02

Two of my nephews are allergic to dairy. The eldest one was very sick whilst being breast-fed and eventually his mum cut out dairy and it solved it. He is very allergic and if you even kiss him on the forehead after having a sip of milky tea he comes out in a rash. His eczema also gets worse. He's also allergic to peanuts and carries an epi-pen. The other took a lot longer to diagnose as it was less severe but basically was failing to put on weight and would have violent vomitting attacks. As soon as they switched to a dairy free diet he thrived.

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