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How To Know If My Baby Is Allergic To The Cows Milk In Formula
If i was allergic to milk as a baby and had to drink pre-digested milk will my baby be the same way because i want to breastfeed.
Not necessarily: You should not assume your baby will be this way. In fact, if your baby is cow's milk sensitive/allergic, breastfeeding is the best way to go as long as you avoid dairy in this case. Watch the baby for signs of allergy like vomiting, bloody and mucousy diarrhea or bad eczema. ...Read more
Can a baby be allergic to " rice" via mothers breast milk? How likely is it that granddaughter is allergic to inside dogs and cat?
Food or pet allergy: A baby can be allergic to foods eaten by the mother, and can be sensitized in utero or via breast milk, but rice allergies are fairly uncommon in the us. The top six food allergies or groups of allergens are milk, egg, wheat, peanut/tree nuts, soy and fish/shellfish. When children first start showing allergies, pets are often among the first reactions they experience , since they are indoors most. ...Read more
When transitioning a baby from formula to cow's milk, what is the best way to do it? stop the formula altogether or gradually? What quantity per feed?
Either is fine: There are several ways to transition...One has been shared. Another is to just stop formula and give cow milk. Some babies do not like this and then you can gradually transition ...Start with example- 1 oz milk /4 oz formula; then 2 z milk/2 oz formula and so on til it is all milk. You can also transition to almond milk or rice milk and be sure child is eating solids well. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can I switch my 13 month old girl from milk formula to almond milk? We are not eager to give her regular milk and are wondering if it is safe to go wi
Yes: ...They probably do if they have some of these symptoms consistently every time they drink milk or ingest dairy: rash, eczema, swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, cough or wheezing, vomiting or diarrhea. Allergy skin tests can help clarify whether they have milk allergy. If they sometimes tolerate milk or dairy without symptoms, then allergy is unlikely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What do you suggest if my son is not happy on any formula but why cows milk if its supposed to cause the exact opposite?
Not certain: that I understand what your child's reaction is to cow's milk. Cow you clarify and re-ask. How old is your son? ...Read more
When can I make the switch from formula to regular milk and what is the best way to do so? She is 10 months
Whatever suits you: The average kid will easily switch from one to another when offered. Some are put off by the change in flavor & some parents to a half & half for a while until they can go to full strength. The aap recommends bm or formula until 1 yr but many thrive on whole milk after 9m if they have a varied diet. Regular milk should be limited to 16-24 oz/d to avoid intestinal irritation & anemia. ...Read more
I can't breast feed my newborn baby. Is there a way to give him all the antibodies breast milk contains? Is it safe to buy breastmilk?
Not reproducible: Modern science has been unable to re-create human breast milk. If pumping your own breast milk and bottle feeding it is not an option, choosing an infant formula will still give your baby proper nutrition for growth and development. Many infant formulas now have probiotics, felt to be beneficial for the digestive tract. Buying breast milk is a personal decision, but know your source. ...Read more
How can I tell if my baby is allergic to cows milk formula he's had a cough and phlegm since changing it to a non allergy formula?
Skin test: The easiest way to tell if your baby is allergic to milk is to have your child skin tested by an allergist. You will have an answer in 15 minutes. To rely on their response to milk can often be confusing. ...Read more
Is it ok to give gluten free formula to my month old baby ? It won't increase her chances of being allergic to gluten, right ?
Sure : The major brand formulas do not contain gluten. They are cow milk products which do not contain wheat. Labeling as "gluten free" is perhaps a saavy marketing tactic since it is a huge consumer trend. Gluten allergy or celiac sprue can present in babies as you add wheat to their diet around a year of life. The general population has a 1 in 100 chance of having celiac or gluten allergy. ...Read more
Suggestive symptoms: An allergy to formula (usually the milk or soy component) presents with characteristic symptoms. Usually these include rash/hives or worsening eczema, swelling of lips/tongue/eyelid/face, cough/wheezing, vomiting/diarrhea. Not all patients experience all of these symptoms. Fussiness or colic is usually not secondary to a formula allergy. Skin or blood allergy tests can help diagnose an allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cow milk formula: The nutritional value of formulas in america are standardized, so they have similar amounts of calories, protein, carbohydrates, and fat. There are, however, different sources for the ingredients. For example, some formulas use cow milk protein, while others use soy protein. The type of sugars and fats in the formula may be different also. Infant formulas generally have 20 calories per ounce. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I like to express milk in a bottle to see how much my baby is taking is that also breasfeeding or wil inot reduce my milk supply.
Don't need to know: We don't need to know how much a baby drinks while breastfeeding, as long as the baby is growing normally, as shown by the growth charts that track height and weight at each visit to the doctor. If the baby gets sick, irritable, or is not making wet diapers, the doctor can evaluate. In a baby who is not growing, we can just weigh the baby before and after a breastfeeding to see how much he drank. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Symptoms: Dairy allergy can have subtle symptoms such as an aggravating rash or more profound symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, eczema, nausea, gas, abdominal pain and or blood in the stools. There are allergy test that a primary care physician can do or an allergist can do a skin or blood tests. Usually it is the protein in milk that people are allergy to. Others are simply intolerant, lacking lactase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
7mth old bf only and she's on food I don't want to give her formula but I'm not producing enough milk anymore to go to work what's the best formula?
My wife is pregnant and cow's milk intolerant. Will the baby be allergic if she doesn't eat any such product?
Yes: A person can acquire an allergy to milk at any age. More kids develop transient intolerance to things in the milk. The sugar source, lactose, is commonly a problem after a bad gut virus as a person can lose the ability to absorb it for weeks. A lactose free milk would avoid the issue until the system healed, when it could be used again. Some (1-2%) may have cow milk product allergies for life. ...Read more
Not really: Breast feeding is more than just supplying milk. Baby gets to lay there and cuddle while they listen to the same heartbeat they heard during pregnancy.They also move as you move as they did inside.These nurturing features are hard to quantify, but they are part of the breastfeeding experience. ...Read more
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