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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: Peanut | 2007/07/16

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allergic to milk?

Hello Dr, please help my son is 4 1/2 months old and suffers from
eczema, his paediatrician gave him ADVANTAN SALF which does work but keeps on comming back. He also wakes up every night at about 7 times and is always restless. He also sufferd from colic. He brings up alot of milk lately. My mom suggested that i change him to Isomil milk. My husband was a very allergic baby. His Peediatrician wants a check up but the earliest opointment is next month, i live in Richards Bay and there isnt many Peadiatrician's around. Should i change him?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It would be more than worth your while to try to get to see Dr Ahmed Manjra, a paediatrician specialising in allergies in children. He is in Durban.In the meantime it would certainly be a good idea to start your son on Isomil which is a soya formula.Another possible feed is NAN-HA1 which is a modified cow's milk formula.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2007/07/17

My baby was the same - allergic to cows milk and soy. He is now on goats milk and is doing fantastic.

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Posted by: Babe | 2007/07/17

I forgot to add that almost 50% of people allergic to cow's milk has the same reaction to Soya milk. You must understand what a milk allergy is in order to understand why a child allergic to cow's milk will be allergic to NAN HA as well. The protein in the milk is what upsets your child’s body in some way or other and NAN HA still has some of the 25 different proteins in. Your child is reacting to one or more of these proteins and goats milk is the only way to go. The human body is an amazing thing; it shows you when something is not right either by a rash on the skin, or cramps or vomiting, mucus or constipation or just a cranky baby. Read the signs, they are there.

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Posted by: Babe | 2007/07/17

Margie try goat's milk, the taste might be something your child needs to get used to but the sooner you get him some goats milk the better. You will find it at a discem near you, if they don't have it in stock ask them to order it for you.

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Posted by: MARGIE | 2007/07/17

Hi I have the exact same problem! - The only thing is the ISOMIL didn't work for me - my baby broke out in a blood red rash - I put him on NAN HA but he is also not doing great on it - it really is a battle! He is growing though on the little that he drinks - the eczema also has not improved though!

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Posted by: Babe | 2007/07/17

Yes you should, there is no harm in trying the soya formula. put him on Isomil for 6 weeks and if there is no difference then try goats milk. My baby was allergic to cow's milk formulas and when I put her on Isomil it was like I had 2 different babies. Good Luck!
P.S the RAST tests are not really accurate in small babies his age, so I would rather try the formula instead of putting him through pointless testing...

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