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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?
Is he losing wt: Mist colicky babies do fine it is just very hard on the parents to see they newborn unhappy. Take heart as long as he is gaining wt and developing the symptom will most likely pass, keep in close contact with your pediatrician. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Babies may outgrow their milk allergy at 12-15m old. Some go on to have lactose intolerance at age 2 yo. ...Read more
Milk protein allergy: Simple way to test and that is having your doc check the stool for microscopic blood with a guaic test. Your son might be colicky, have loose and/or mucous stool or might even have visible blood in the stool. ...Read more
Talk with provider.: The baby can drink nutramagin, alimentum, or neocate. ...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 more
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 more
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 doesn't 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 more
What is the difference between lactose intolerance and milk protein intolerance? (I'm not talking about the milk protein allergy).
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 more
How 2 distinguish between baby acne, lactose intolerance, milk protein allergy, or soy allergy? I'm pumping + supplementing and don't know rash cause
I'm assuming your baby is fairly new
Rashes need to be seen for correct identification
Most of the food sensitivities have intestinal symptoms
as well such as gas, irritability.
rashes in very young infants are common and you should see your doctor for a proper visual ID ...Read more
7 wk old breastfed newborn diagnosis with cow milk protein allergy. On dairy free diet but poo is still green but no blood in stools. Can iron sup cause this?
Pooh color...: Baby pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem although the typical breast fed baby's pooh is yellow. The color can change based on your diet. Bright red or dark red/black pooh would be of concern as this is a sign of milk allergy. Iron can change the color of pooh to black which is not a problem. As long as baby is well green is no problem. ...Read more
I've had a "mysterious" cough for few months, now it only happened whenever I eat or drink, doctors said it's not food allergy or acid reflux
6 wk old breastfed only newborn, just diagnosed with cow protein allergy. On dairy free diet. Can I still eat beef?
Not allergy: Milk intolerance most commonly refers to a condition characterized by bloating, cramps and diarrhea caused by lactase deficiency without allergy/immune mechanisms involved. In allergy to cow's milk the immune system is reacting against cow's milk proteins causing symptoms such as hives. In infants, may cause blood in stools and constipation. The terms intolerance and allergy are often misused. ...Read more
I recently (one year ago, I am 43 now)suffering from food allergy (egg&milk), the IgE was 1706 one year ago. Took the serum of sensitivity for eggs&milk?
Avoidance, the only: Treatment if that's a true allergy to egg/dairy products, which is kind of rare to start at your age, I'm not sure what exactly is your question, but the high IgE can be irrelevant in food allergy, clear history is the most important parameter, other tests kind of confirm the diagnosis, at any rate keep avoiding eggs and dairy as much as you can, I'm happy to c u if u wish book thru vezeeta 16676 ...Read more
Not with allergy: Buttermilk is made from cows milk. Although curdled, it still has the milk proteins therefore it should not be ingested by patients with cows milk allergy. ...Read more
What cause excessive flakes on scalp and hair loss after eating red meat milk and diary products. My food allergy and intolerance test was negative. ..
Many causes: I would suggest avoiding these foods for two weeks and reassess the condition of your skin at that time. Topical products are available at your pharmacy for dry scalp and flaking which can be tried after the two week period or beforehand. ...Read more
4 yr son. Had respirtory&food allergy blood tests. Results only very low cows milk allergen. Cld it cause stuffy nose&snoring? Adenoids&tonsils remvd 2015
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