Posted by: Lillian | 2004/01/05


Allergy to milk?!

Hi, My boy who will be turning 1 soon. When he was born he had colic and reflux. He is also very allergic to milk or any milk products. He also gets terrible eczema. He is currently drinking Isomil 2. What should I give him now to drink as he is turning 1, and the Isomil is only up to 12 months!

Please help what do I have to do now??

Expert's Reply



Continuing with Isomil in moderate amounts after 12months is not a problem. Milk should form only a small part of the diet by now and solids with clear fluids for thirst will substitute most of the milk.

The coming months may be a good time to re-evaluate the true significance of the presumed cow's milk allergy. Discuss this with your doctor. Our online dietician may also give valuable diet advice.

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Posted by: Anelia | 2004/01/08

It may also be possible that your baby is only allergic to the fat in the milk and not milk itself. When my daughter was a baby she was allergic to full cream milk (And full cream milk formulas) but half-cream milk did her no harm. I used a product called "Semilko" spesially formulated for babies and children but this was some time ago there may be new products on the market now. Ask your pharmacy for a half-cream milk formula for 1 year olds or consult a clinic sister. I have learned over the years that nursing sisters and midwifes know a lot more about babies that doctors do!

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Posted by: molly | 2004/01/08

Hi my daughter is also allergic to milk, but her paediatrician asked us to give her Nan (HA) 2 Hyperallergenic. try it but im not sure if she can still take it after 12 months. you can go and check it.
Good luck

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Posted by: John | 2004/01/05

1) Cut out all wheat products as well as sugar

2) Read Mary Anne Shearer's books - I would also recommend a carbohydrate restricted diet.

There is a link between eczema and lactose (sugar found in milk) as well as gluten intolerance (protein found in wheat)

This is advise from personal experience - please consider your options carefully as proper diet and strict exclusion of certain foods will considerably improve the condition and even cure it.

Eczema can be treated externally with no side effects by using ozonated olive oil. Do not use cortisone creams!! Eczema is cured through proper diet and not through "wonder creams"

Other foods to avoid are certain fruits - in particular oranges, sunflower oil, oats (and all gluten containing foods) etc.... You will need to do some research of your own.

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