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So I had discovered that my baby had a milk protein allergy when he was about 4 months old. I completely cut out dairy, even things that contain small amounts, followed by soy and then eggs. It has been over two months. This weekend i decided to eat some dairy to see how he did and for some true confirmation. I totally over did it and ate dairy for three days. Cheese, ice cream, brownies. I couldn't stop once I started lol. I love these things and have been missing them so much. he has been ok but now I feel horribly guilty because I know with all his symptoms he has an allergy. Just wanted to vent and hear from other Moms who are going through the same things. His symptoms have been eczema, rosy cheeks, acid reflex, green mucusy stools with blood in them, and diaper rash. He got  a lot better when I cut out dairy and  then had a couple episodes a couple weeks ago and that is when I suspected eggs to be a problem as well. later I read on a thread that milk and eggs have the same protein and when someone has an allergy to one they do to another as well. 


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You are stronger than me. Oddly my son had a lot of those symptoms and they went away when he started solids. We do not really eat dairy because we are lactose intolerant.

 

Do beat yourself up. Its hard trying to figure all this stuff out. It took us months to realize the scaly hard itchy bleeding rash on my sons legs was cause by my in laws aftershaves and perfumes.
 

And brownies are so so so so so so so good.

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Hugs to you!  Actually, overdoing the dairy for a few days after eliminating it is what you are supposed to do.  I totally understand that it's so very painful to feel responsible for your little one's suffering. But there was a purpose to this process.  His response makes it clear that dairy is a no-no.  If there was a milder reaction because of a hesitancy to eat enough dairy you might still entertain the idea that he's not really sensitive to dairy protein and therefore prolong his bouts of discomfort with little bits of ice cream here and there.  

 

I remember how tough it was to get enough dense food in me while breastfeeding a baby with a milk protein sensitivity.  I would dream of cheese.  She never had an anaphylactic response so I don't call it an allergy, but definitely uncomfortable symptoms that went away when I eliminated all dairy.  Luckily my 2 kiddos can eat eggs.

 

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Thanks for the encouragement ladies!


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I meant don't beat yourself up!
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i know lol


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