My son was intolerant of dairy in my breastmilk. Horrible, horrible rash. After weaning (30 months), we attempted to introduce every few months, always with different bad reactions - either a rash, or a tummyache, or most recently, his behaviour. For the past year and more, any time he ate even a hint of dairy (say, a dairy-free muffin cooked in a buttered muffin tin), we would experience four days of violent, aggressive, frightening behaviour.
He is now 4.5 yrs old. In October, we tried raw milk. No reaction. In fact, he seemed to be even sweeter than normal. We were amazed. He had outgrown it! So he ate more raw milk. And then some local, organic (but pasteurized) cheese. Still no reaction, at least not a big one. Then we tried bad cheese (carry-out pizza). And his reaction was worse than before, the rage was just so painful to watch (and to feel). So he went off all dairy again.
We've been taking him to a homeopathic doctor for his mood swings. Some of the remedies were great, others were just horrible.
Last month I read somewhere about raw milk and enzymes and pasteurization killing them and ...
I took him off all remedies and tried raw milk again. It is, simply, the best medicine he could ever ingest. My husband calls it Nice Medicine. We've been on it for three weeks now, and our lives are just 300% better than they have been in probably a year and a half. He just seems ... like himself. Like himself in the best mood.
So what I'd like to know is why this is happening. I realize it has something to do with an enzyme in the milk. Does this mean he was deficient somehow in this enzyme? Or it's an enzyme his body cannot produce on its own?
We're going on vacation soon, and I'm scheming how I can sneak a gallon of milk and a container of butter onto the plane ... I cannot imagine living without it now!