Childhood Diseases

Posted by: tlee | 2010/02/08


Dairy Allergy - moving forward

Dear Doc
My LB is now 11mnths.
At 3 mnths when I started weaning to NAN HA he became VERY colicky and eventually there was blood in his stool and the doc diagnosed dairy allergy. We changed to NAN HA and in 2 weeks he was perfect.
Having been told most kids outgrow dairy allergy by about 1 yrs old and advised by doc and clinic we started him on full cream yoghurt - about half of one of those small cups - every evening last week and so far he has had no symptoms, this week we are moving to 1whole cup a day.

Can you pls advise on the way forward for introducing dairy if no symptoms appear this week?

Also, when he turns 1 in a few weeks do i keep him on NAN HA or change him to something else?

Thank you for your time and advice!

Expert's Reply



You first need to find out if your baby is still allergic to milk or not.Before moving forward he needs to have a test called the RAST for cow's milk done to see if he is still allergic to milk or not. There is no guarantee that a child with milk allergy will outgrow this allergy at 12 months.Let me know what the result is.

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Posted by: niki | 2010/02/08

i think you move to Nido for toddlers. Remember that dairy allergy often does not show with cheese and yoghurt or rather lactose intolerance tolerates sum cheese and yogh and there might be ar eaction to milk so be careful. I want to know if there is anything wrong with giving yogh if there is NO sign of allergy on a child tested and confirmed with dairy allergy? are you forcing the body into trouble or is it ok to continue.

To the paedi again, at what age will my dauhgt outgrow her egg white allergy? she tested positive at 2 yrs and shows milk reactions still at age 6 i.e. slitly swollen lips or coughing.

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