OK--I have a 2 year old that is lactose intolerant...(dh is too,and so is grandma, cousins etc...so there is big family hx of it and 1 with a milk allergy)
We have fed lexie lactose free formula from birth....just as a precaution. she was not on full time formula until around 2 months. at 4 months (or a little before) she started having this constipation issue. she does have the cradle cap bad on her head, but no other signs of the milk allergy.
this gastroenterologist says there is a good chance that she is allergic to milk....some babies don't have signs until 2-4 months.
In all my research on the 2 issues...lactose intolerance and milk allergy, I never came across signs that presented like this....like she is now with the constant constipation and infrequent bloody mucus in her stools.
All the pediatricians that she saw totally discounted a possibility that it could be a milk allergy at all. It went on for so long cause it took that long to get an appt with the doctor.
She does have the frequent URI's too...but nothing else. no rash, no vomitting etc etc.
(still possibility of some sort of growth, which is why they are doing the colonoscopy....and they did food allergy blood work too---but I need more information)
has anyone had experience like this with thier kids? not the full out horrible symptom milk allergy...but more of a mild presenting case like this?
college student and mama to 7 kiddos!