Childhood Diseases

Posted by: newMUM | 2012-06-26



after months of thinking my baby was colic, that two gp''s told me, and trying different things for 4 months as my baby was still crampy, i finally took him to a pediatrician and now after 4 months found out he has an allergy for cow''s milk. such a relief to finally know what is wrong with my boy. so i now have to put him on a soy milk. my question is will he be disadvantaged in any way for not getting cow''s milk? will he grow out of it and how long will it take?

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Soy formulas are regarded as providing excellent nutrition for infants who cannot tolerate cow's milk formulas.These formulas are supplemented with calcium so this is not a concern.Most babies who are allergic to cow's milk grow out of this allergy by the age of 2 years. Some take a little longer than this but it is very seldom indeed to find a child older than 4 years who is still allergic to cow's milk. It can happen but it is very uncommon.

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Posted by: newMUM | 2012-06-26

i''m concerned because my baby won''t get the neccessary nutrients. the pediatrician did a blood test and it showed that he that he has a cows milk allergy. he didn''t do the stool test to see if he is lactose intolerent because he was a bit constipated. so is it possible that he can be lactose intolerent as well?

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