Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: AADILA | 2009/10/12

Q.

HA MILK

HI. MY BABY IS NOW 5 MONTHS OLD AND IS DRINKING SIMILAC HA MILK BECAUSE MY PAED SAID HE HAD A SOY AND LACTOSE INTOLERANCE. WHEN HE TURNS 6 MONTHS SHOULD I CONTINUE WITH THIS MILK?HOW WILL I KNOW IF HE STILL HAS A MILK ALLERGY? I HAVE INTRODUCED SOLIDS BUT ONLY VEG AND HE HAS HAD NO REACTION WOULD IT BE ADVISABLE TO TRY NORMAL FORMULAS?
THANKS

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It would not be advisable to start normal formulas for your bay until you know for certain that he is no longer allergic to milk. He needs to be tested for milk allergy first. This can be done using a test called the RAST test. Discuss this with your paediatrician. In the meantime keep him on the Similac HA formula. He can have cereals as long as they do not contain milk [example Cerelac which has milk content] and if he is indeed allergic to soya, he should not have a cereal which contains soya either.

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