Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Syl | 2009-12-01

Q.

Dairy

Dear Doc

My daughter is now 11 months. From 6 months, I was advised to give her NAN HA due to her skin rashes that she had. I stopped breastfeeding at 6 months when I returned to work.

I bath my daughter with Epizone E, and apply Epimax to her skin every evening. Her skin is looking very nice now. She no longer has the redness behind her knees either. I acknowledge that her skin is looking nice as a result of the routine that I am in in terms of treating her sensitive skin.

However, she has been having Cerelac cereal since 6 months, and I am now told that this contains milk! Her day mother has also been giving her full cream yoghurt every day for the last 2 weeks, and her skin is still fine. Could it be that she is in fact not allergic to dairy? Can I try giving her regular NAN instead, considering that she tolerates Cerelac and Yoghurt well? Or could the quantities of cerelac and yoghurt be too small to cause an allergic reaction?

Is it risky to try regular NAN at this age, and regular cows milk from 12 months? Can I do any harm to my baby if indeed she is allergic?

Many thanks,
Sylvia

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby daughter appears to have outgrown her cow's milk allergy if she can tolerate Cerelac and yoghurt although this is not completely certain. Try her first on a little regular NAN to see how she does.In particular watch for any worsening of her eczema.If she tolerates the regular NAN she should be able to tolerate full cream cow's milk from 12 months onwards.

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Posted by: Elga | 2010-04-09

Someone advised me to buy Erase for my daughter''s skin? Any advise on this?

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