Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jilly | 2009-09-06


Almost 1

Dear Paed

My son will be turning 1 next week. Over the last year he has been constantly chesty and unsettled to a point where his Paed was convinced it was asthma and he received a Seretide maintenance pump. His Granny kept saying that she felt it was his formula, so about a month ago, I tried a soya formula and Nan HA, which he would not take at all, so I put him on actual soya milk (Goodhope) and I was amazed after a week that his chest completely cleared up and he also doesn'  t rub his nose and eyes after a bottle anymore either. He is really doing great, the best since birth - from time to time I offer him cheese as I worry about his calcium intake - but this also closes his chest almost instantly - so the only conclusion I can draw from this is that he has a milk allergy. What can give him for added calcium? Although the carton indicates that it is high in calcium, do you think this is enough? He has 5 x 225ml bottles a day.
Thanks so much.

Expert's Reply



This appears to be a genuine example of true cow's milk allergy. Your baby is allergic to all forms of dairy products which must be avoided.He may grow out of this milk allergy at around 2 years but should be tested before you try any dairy products in future His calcium intake should be fine as he is getting enough calcium which is added to the soya milk he is drinking.

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