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#1 of 5 Old 10-28-2013, 12:44 PM - Thread Starter
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My 5 month old, exclusively breastfed, has had symptoms off and on, but they seem to be getting much worse. Now he is spitting up a lot, and he has just started pooing about 8 times a day or more (but it's just a little poo, see below). Ready to take action!!!!


A little cow's dairy that I ingested never seemed to affect him before, so is it weird that it is now?


He must either have a stomach bug or dairy is really starting to get to I am cutting out cow's milk..... quesiton is, can I have goat cheese?


Most of my failure in cutting out cow's milk is that I have been STARVING as his nursing needs are going up (growing boy), and I crave something beyond just meat and vegetables and rice. So I think adding goat's cheese would help ME.


So to all you BF'ing moms who had to cut "dairy", could you eat goat's milk products?




edit: his stools don't seem overly watery. In fact, they seem a little "gel like" strings of mucus, but to "me", it looks like the gel aspect could be mucus. Because the stools don't seem really "watery", and because they take up very little of his diaper, though they are frequent, I am leaning towards dairy problems as opposed to a stomach virus. Not sure if this logic holds up, but that is my logic. Called pediatrician and waiting to hear, guessing she wont' have me come in because he has no temp and seems okay.

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I did not personally have this problem, but I think I have heard that goat's milk is o.k. even for those that can't do dairy!

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no idea but following. I have had to give up all cow milk products and I miss cheese. :(

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If he has a true dairy allergy, then no you should not. If it is an intolerance he may be able to tolerate goat's milk. At this age you probably won't know the difference though. I would completely cut out all dairy for a minimum of two weeks to let it clear your system and see if he gets better. Then after that you can trial it and see how it goes.


For now you can try avocado's, coconut oil, nuts, eggs,etc... to help bulk up your meals. I know it is really tough. BTDT for three years with a baby with multiple intolerances, dairy not being one of them thankfully but it took some trial and error to figure everything out.


Is he teething by any chance? That can make things worse even for a baby with no issues.

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Thanks!! Wanted to add that I found out the stool issues are from a cold virus, and yes, can cause g.i. Issues. I dunno if my baby is sensitive now to dairy or not. I know I am though, increases my brain I may try goats cheese and see what it does for me. Hard to give up all cheese!
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