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Childhood-diseases

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Posted by: IK | 2008/02/01

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Milk product allergy

Hi

Please help. My baby is allergic to cow milk product (been on Nan H.A. since birth) but my paediatrition said she will get over it by one year. I took her for a check-up this week (1 year) and she said I can start giving her yogurt. I gave her yogurt for 3 days and today she's got a runny nose. What do I do now. Stop or give her less and what will happen if I continue giving her milk products, will she get used to it or will she get sick. It's really difficult now that she drinks less milk and want to eat everything we eat.

Thank you

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

It is unlikely that the yoghurt caused her runny nose even though she is probably still allergic to milk.Babies don't just suddenly grow out of milk allergy at one year. If they are going to grow out of a milk allergy it usually takes much longer, often to 2 years of age.Stop the yoghurt for a few days and see if her runny nose clears up. If it does then she is still very milk allergic. You will need to keep on with the NAN HA2 as her milk for at least another 3 months.

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Posted by: Mommy | 2008/02/01

My baby is also allergic to cows milk and I give him goats milk and goats milk products. I buy the goats milk yoghurt at Woollies and he loves it. It is more expensive than your normal cowsmilk brands. You get the goats milk cheese also at Woollies.

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