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#1 of 4 Old 09-11-2007, 11:11 AM - Thread Starter
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I have never been sensitive to dairy. The worst that could happen was if I ate a whole half-gallon of ice cream in one sitting, I would get a little gassy and softer poop. I guess that the body can only process so much lactose at a time because it only has in storage so much lactase.

In fact during pregnancy I CRAVED dairy, and could eat a seemingly unlimited amount without my digestive system flinching at all.

But, the baby is dairy sensitive. He is almost 5 weeks old now. I stopped eating dairy 8 days ago, and he is much better.

The pedi had just said his painful gas was normal and he would grow out of it in 3 months. Does that mean I can eat dairy again in a few months?

I figure that whenever I do try it again, I will be prepared with some banked milk so that if he has a bad reaction I can give him the pumped milk while I wait for it to be out of my system.

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DS2 could htawve dairy after a year, before that he would break into hives and be really gassy.
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My first one was probably dairy-sensitive, although at the time I didn't recognize the signs. It lasted until he was around four months old, I think. My second was rabidly dairy-sensitive, and when she was six weeks old we went to the pediatrician, who got me on a no-dairy diet right away. I found I needed to stay on that until my baby was about six months old, which I think was kind of an extreme case. While I was still on dairy she was not pooping at all most days (and when she did it was green and mucousy); she was projectile-vomiting several times a day; and she would scream in pain almost constantly. Her dairy intolerance was very severe, which, I think, is why I had to avoid dairy for so long.

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I continued to nurse DD1 through my pregnancy with DD2 partly because she remained dairy intolerant until she was about 1 1/4 years old or so.
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