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How Would I Know If My Toddler Is Allergic To Milk
Milk allergy: If milk or milk products are consumed and stomach cramps or diarrhea occur, this in usually a sign of lactose intolerance and not allergy. If lactose-free products are consumed and the observed reaction persists, then this would be more suspicious for milk allergy. Milk allergy can cause hives, itchy rashes (eczema) severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis or asthma) and even nasal congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that a toddler be allergic to whole milk if she was not allerigic to cow based formula?
Possible: You can acquire an allergy to a protein based food item like cow milk at any point in life.However, true cow milk allergy is relatively uncommon and could be confirmed by testing.Cow milk intolerance is more common, results in similar symptoms and can reflect problems with several components of the product, like the sugar source lactose. ...Read more
Elemental formulas: For those who become intolerant to bovine and soy protein, there are elemental formulas that contain predigested proteins that work. You can find one (alumentum, alumentum ready to feed, nutramagen, elecare).All are expensive but after 4-6 weekss on one, the gut may heal enough to tolerate other foods. Work with your ped to find one that works for your kid.All are difficult. ...Read more
My 18month old daughter hates cows milk or any milk.She likes youghurt and chees.Is there any substitute for milk or is milk a must for toddler?Thanku
4 letter words: I like to think of milk as a 4 letter word or 4 equivalents.Many kids have an intolerance or dislike for milk, but they need the calcium to grow strong bones. Alternatives are fine. If they get 4 eq ( 4 cups of milk) they will be fine.1 cup yogurt = 1 cup milk;one slice of cheese = 1 equivalent, other milks are 1/1, even flavored antacid tablets often contain 2 equivalents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Toddler Milk: First of all, I applaud you for wanting to find a way to get your toddler to drink less milk. Cow's milk is thought to trigger type one diabetes in some people, so that is reason enough. I have two suggestions: 1. offer coconut milk, hemp milk, almond milk, or rice milk and 2. Since toddlers cannot shop or get their own food or drink, as the parent, just stop serving it!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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