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Old 12-08-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Dairy free mamas

What signs did your LO exhibit to make your think it was a dairy issue? My 7 week old will just scream and act like shes in terrible pain all day, Even sometimes while nursing. And she wont nap bc of all the screaming (and maybe gas pain?). I gave up dairy for a few days and it was like a new baby. She napped and was happy all day. Then I had some yesterday and last night and today she is back to screaming and won't nap. She tries so hard to pass gas, her face turns red. Her toots are stinkier than normal. Last time I was on dairy she also went over 24 hours without a BM and then for the next 3 days it was only 1x a day which is unusual.
Does this sound familiar to any of you other mamas who gave it up?

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Old 12-08-2011, 11:08 AM   #2
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I have 2 dairy allergic kids. they both had the same symptoms. for them it was/is gas, reflux, green, mucousy poops, and tons more poop, bright red bum and runny nose. My yds who i am nursing now, only showed symptoms after I started introducing one bottle of formula day as a break for me, well no more break, lol. My dd was more severe and had other food allergies as well, and i had to stop nursing her and put her on an elemental formula.
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Oh and I do not consume dairy at all because dd is allergic.
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My daughter had a horrific rash that wouldn't go away and then started spreading up her belly, back, down the legs, and arms. She was older 15 mos & had started to drink yogurt smoothies. I don't really 1st much dairy, so I never noticed anything while breastfeeding.

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Sounds just like what we went through, except my baby had diarrhea all the time! Every. Single. Diaper change! Also, bad diaper rash that wouldn't clear and stool test at the pedi tested positive for blood. He cried so much, I couldn't stand it! Cut out dairy and we had a happy baby! I bf'd for a time, without dairy and started adding it back at like 11 months. He's 15 months now and has no issues with it. He drinks milk and eats cheese with no problems. Doctor said that they usually outgrow the issues within 2 years. I'd avoid dairy for a while, and try again in several months. I'm not gonna lie, though, it's really hard to avoid dairy it's hidden in everything! Even fries from McD! No cake at bday parties, or coffee after dinner anywhere else but at home where you have your special milk/ creamer. BTW So Delicious has great coconut milk coffee creamers in great flavors. They cream much better than regular milk substitutes. Their ice cream is yummy, too. Sorry, I'm ranting. Good luck!
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She had terrible excema and rashes all over her body. She was never really an unhappy baby though. She was confirmed allergic at 6 months and when I cut out dairy everything went away.
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DD did a lot of what your LO is doing. Our first sign was projectile vomiting though. Right after eating EVERYTHING would come back out. Green mucousy poops were the next sign and she was extremely gassy. She also has horrible eczema that showed up around a month old, but I'm not 100% positive that's related to dairy. A lot of people say that it takes a while for all of the dairy to get out of you but I would see a drastic change in DD after a day of no dairy. It's soo hard to cut out dairy though, it's in everything.

I'm not sure if DD's is just an intolerance or allergy though...
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DD did a lot of what your LO is doing. Our first sign was projectile vomiting though. Right after eating EVERYTHING would come back out. Green mucousy poops were the next sign and she was extremely gassy. She also has horrible eczema that showed up around a month old, but I'm not 100% positive that's related to dairy. A lot of people say that it takes a while for all of the dairy to get out of you but I would see a drastic change in DD after a day of no dairy. It's soo hard to cut out dairy though, it's in everything.

I'm not sure if DD's is just an intolerance or allergy though...
Excema IS a sign of a dairy allergy
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Excema IS a sign of a dairy allergy
Agreed. Our allergist told us this too. We use hydrocortisone when she has bad flare ups.

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Agreed. Our allergist told us this too. We use hydrocortisone when she has bad flare ups.
I have heard that before, but I'm not sure if DD's is a coincidence or related. Her issues with dairy started immediately, but her eczema didn't. And her eczema flares if she's hot, I haven't noticed a connection with dairy, but it's hard to find a connection when there's soo many possibilities that can cause it. I really hope it's not a dairy allergy but I tend to believe the eczema IS related to the allergy but I'm not 100% positive it is.
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