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Milk Protein Allergy Vs Reflux
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
What is cows milk protein allergy?What foods to avoid? What's best baby formula to use he also has silent reflux on ranitidine and domperidone
Any cow milk product: Cow's milk is present in most cheeses, yoghurt, cream, butter and hence virtually all dairy. You must read the labels to know for sure. Soy based formulas are the most common alternatives. Your pediatrician should help you select a formula that is milk-free. It may be possible later in childhood to introduce sheep and goat milk products but wait for your pediatrician to give the ok. ...Read more
How come there is sudden spike in spitting up in my 10 week old son who has reflux and unconfirmed soy/milk protein allergy?
Tested + for fecal reducing sugars. Still has mucus in nappies/screaming/reflux/choking etc on LF formula. Could it be cows milk protein allergy too?
See below: milk protein allergy can cause irritability and vomiting. The sugar in the stool on a lactose free formula may be pointing to another sugar intolerance such as sucrose. I suggest further investigation of the reason for sugar in the stool on a lactose free formula. Is there an issue with sugar absorption? ...Read more
Acid reflux rebounded after one ounce of neocate mixed with 3 ounces of breast milk. Is this normal? How long does it get worse before it gets better (8 week old on neocate for milk protein allergy).
Vomiting not reflux: If your infant is truly cow's milk protein allergic & tolerated neocate & then vomited when breast milk was added the cause is likely an allergen in your breast milk (bm). Dairy in mom's diet almost always enters bm. This is a normal process & not "leaky gut". It's possible that your infant has other food allergies to other foods in your bm. Common culprits are egg, soy, and wheat. ...Read more
My 8 week old has been diagnosed with reflux and milk protein allergy; been giving breast milk in a bottle and on a complete dairy free diet. Going back to work, travel a lot and need to switch to formula. Tried alimentum and neocate. Baby's reflux is s
8 week old was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy and reflux . Currently on a dairy and soy free diet). Doing really well with breast milk. Switching to neocate because i'm returning to work. Neocate works great as it has fixed milk allergy, but her re
Talk with provider.: The baby can drink nutramagin, alimentum, or neocate. ...Read more
Confirm/ read labels: This does occur but should be confirmed with specific testing. If confirmed, you learn to read labels and set up a plan with your allergist/pcp on what to do in case of an accidental exposure. There are many useful sites on line that include support communities and information on living a milk free life. Many sensitive to cow milk protein can switch to almond milk or other substitutes. ...Read more
No exact data: But if you have symptoms, i recommend seeing an allergist and getting evaluated. ...Read more
If my baby is allergic to corn, rice, & has milk/soy protein allergy what are odds of other allergies? Any food I should avoid as he starts babyfood?
Baby: Since he has so many just starting out i would get the advice of a pediatric allergist. ...Read more
Depends on variables: If a milk protein allergy results in feeding difficulty & growth failure there can be transient or long term effect on developmental progress.The degree of impairment is proportional to the duration of poor nutrition.If recognized & nutritional balance is restored, catch up growth and progress is expected. ...Read more
My 18 week old daughter has had little pinpricks of blood in her stool. We have ruled out a milk protein allergy. What can it be?
Still milk protein: It is difficult to diagnose food allergy in infants with the standard food allergy techniques. Soy intolerance occurs in 50% of these babies. Many infants also react to partially digested cow's milk protein and need to go onto more advanced formulas. Breast feeding is the best with mom following a strict cow's milk protein free diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8 wk old milk/soy protein allergy -on neocate, &allergic to rice. Showed similar reaction to nutra that contained rice/corn starch-allergic to starch?
Milk Allergy: Allergies are due to a reaction to protein. Corn is a starch or carbohydrate. If you infant reacted to nutra, it would not be from reacting to the starch. I assume the reaction was either eczema or bloody stools, not gas or a change in stools. If the reaction was not eczema or bloody stools, your baby may be intolerant and not allergic. ...Read more
Think my 1yr old has a milk protein allergy, have switched her to rice milk formula. Is this ok? Its only been a week, she seems to be happier, still eating solids 3 times a day with snacks. Consumes up to 24oz of this "formula" plus juice and h2o sippy
A : A milk protein allergy can present at this age if you have switched to whole milk, and have not been using a milk based formuls in infancy. Depending on what kind of formula you were using throughout infancy, an allergy typically would have been a problem earlier. "toddler" formulas are more costly and you hate to restrict her diet if she does not have a true allergy. I suggest you talk more with your pediatrician or have allergy testing performed to confirm a true allergy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is milk protein allergy and milk protein intolerance the same thing? (Not talking about lactose intolerance).
No: you can have an intolerance with out having an allergy. An allergy can be occur when your body makes antibodies to the milk protein- and an intolerance doesnt necessarily have to be related to antibodies. The most common allergy is IgE mediated, with rash, swelling, hives. An intolerance may not cause those symptoms- they may cause diarrhea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).
Enzyme deficiency : Lactose intolerance is when the body cannot easily digest lactose, which is a sugar found in milk and dairy products.Lactose intolerance occurs when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. Your body needs lactase to digest lactose. Milk protein intolerance is an allergy. ...Read more
Bf 3 mo old with cow milk protein allergy. Dairy free x4 wk, minimal soy intake. symptoms improved but not resolved. Normal weight gain. What do I do next?
Continue avoid milk: It takes time, so a continued milk an dairy elimination diet is in order. It would be important to read labels to make sure there is no "hidden" dairy in other foods. Also, there may be another food allergy besides milk. An allergist can assist in the search for the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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