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So I was watching 'Bringing Home Baby' on the TLC channel and this lady had twins that were born pre mature... she made a statement on the update part that they went to formula due to the babies being allergic to breast milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
I just cant believe such a silly comment!<br><br>
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I stopped watching Bringing Home Baby awhile ago, because I just couldn't handle the insane portions of the show.<br><br>
Drives me completely looney. (well more like a short putt, not a drive).
 

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That used to be a pretty common misconception, my youngest brother was put on a soy-based formula because his dr thought he was allergic to the "lactose in breastmilk". I think many care providers just did not know that you could control that by omitting allergens in your own diet. My mom was commited to bfing him, but all he did was cry and vomit...had she known all she needed to do was cut dairy out of her own diet she would have done it.<br><br>
In fact, one of her co-workers had a baby around the same time my dd was born, and she was told to stop bf because the baby has a lactose allergy. When mom told me that I told her that all the mom needed to do was stop her own intake...which is when my mom found out the truth about that. So it really depends on how educated the care provider is on breastmilk and how it is produced. Very sad that it seems many are not that educated about it, or at least not updating their knowledge base.
 

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i caught the end of that eppisode too.. my brother was here a few minutes(his wife is due with their first in sept) he was like what.. i dint know that was possible... i'm like seriously ..its not.. more than likley mom is eating something baby cant handle right and now with the formula is ignoring the problems and probably making them worse... no fact.. just guessing with knowledge i have but it sounds like a bunch of BS to me.. he was happy to hear that.<br><br>
those shows are more agrivating than enjoyable.. but i cant help watching them..lol I"m like man watching football.. "well let teh mom sit up so she can push!" (most common thing i say) labor is slow..well duh.. walk around.. move.. dont have so many numbing drugs.. it affects all of you! and so on..my kids think its funny and my 13 yr old asks why i say this or that and i can educate her
 

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DH and I make bets on the women.... Will she have a c/s? Will she breastfeed? Which lame excuse will it be? Will they bring the baby to bed?<br><br>
It's quite amusing, except when the mother decides not to bf just because of a non-medial, ridiculous reason. Then I say many UA violations and throw stuff at the TV. And DH laughs.
 

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I feel lucky--the one time I watched that show, it showed someone who was feeding the baby EBM, not formula. I'm not clear on why she was pumping rather than bf'ing directly, but at least it was breastmilk!! I keep reading here how mainstream the show normally is, hence I don't really desire to watch it often.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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I'm glad I've done my research and read Mothering in order to learn this. DH is lactose intolerant and it's a Y-linked gene (I think that's what it's called--it only affects men in his family, up to great-grandpa and beyond, and every relative with a lactose-intolerant father has gotten it.). So if baby is a boy, he will be lactose intolerant, almost definitely. Scary to think how I could have been pushed to ff because "breastmilk is dairy" or something like that. Glad all I have to do is give up dairy! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rocks.jpg" style="border:0px solid;" title="mdc rocks">
 

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Sadly this is why my sister stopped BF'ing her twin girls. They are almost ten now, and she didn't have near the access to information and support that I have today. Even now she is frustrated that she wasn't given the correct information. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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And the really sad part? It means that the few people who have babies who are *actually* allergic to breastmilk are just going to be dismissed as "yeah, whatever, I know a dozen like you" instead of getting the sympathy they deserve.
 

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Ugh...I remember a baby I took care of at work. 29 weeker with reflux, apnea and bradycardia and all the other fun stuff that goes with being a preemie. Baby was getting ready to go home, mom had worked really hard from day one to pump her milk and the baby was now going to the breast. She still had reflux though and sometimes she would have occasional episodes right after a feed. Needless to say it still freaked mom out, but she was kind of used to it. (baby was on zantac and reglan for the reflux and for the most part doing okay)<br><br><br>
Anyway a few days before baby goes home, grandma comes in from out of town to visit. In the hospital, baby had an episode. Grandma immediately diagnoses the baby with ¨breastmilk allergy¨ (she was not a doctor). She was lactose intolerant and thatś why she was having reflux. (all of her FF children had to go on soy formula because they didnt tolerate regular FORMULA) She kept harping on it every visit, trying to get mom to just put the baby on soy formula. The she wouldnt have those episodes anymore. Well she did. Right before the baby went home and decided she wasn´t going to breastfeed anymore<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We tried to tell her that her baby has reflux and probably will even with soy formula and tried to encourage her to continue breastfeeding, but her mother just argued with the staff. For some weird reason it made me really sad, after all that hard work (on her part, especially and the nurses that helped her) that just that little bit of misinformation was all it took. I am not sure how she did on the soy formula, but Im pretty sure it did not ¨cure¨ her reflux. And she really was doing well with breastfeeding.
 

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my oldest dd was misdiagnosed as allergic to b-milk. i was 18 and thought the dr was a god. needless to say, 8 formulas later, she was still projectile vomiting! turns out, she had a weak esophagus and it just needed time to mature. we had to hold her stark still and upright after her feeds until she was 6 months...stupid dr!!!
 

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Yup, the woman down the street from me had a child that had runny poos on breastmilk... so she must be allergic. THEN, the baby was stopped up on formula, and was given prune juice to help her poo. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
This is also the same woman who called CPS on us for continuing to breast feed our son at the age of 14 months. (I wonder what she would say if she knew he was STILL a booby boy at 30 months)<br><br>
FWIW... this woman's ped IS really good, and ended up telling this mom that the baby had to be fed either breastmilk... with mom eating a limited diet, or the Emfamil formula that is like 30 bucks a can. This mom went on the formula. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> And then bitched about the cost of feeding her child!!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">And the really sad part? It means that the few people who have babies who are *actually* allergic to breastmilk are just going to be dismissed as "yeah, whatever, I know a dozen like you" instead of getting the sympathy they deserve.</div>
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huh?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/headscratch.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="headscratch">
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">And the really sad part? It means that the few people who have babies who are *actually* allergic to breastmilk are just going to be dismissed as "yeah, whatever, I know a dozen like you" instead of getting the sympathy they deserve.</td>
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I know someone who had that problem. She eliminated just about everything from her diet, saw endless specialists and finally had to give her child formula. It broke her heart, and it was made worse by people who assumed that she was just misinformed. There are a handful of babies who truly cannot tolerate breastmilk. These are the babies for whom formula really is a godsend.
 

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There are true metabolic disorders that would not allow your baby to ingest breastmilk. Galactosemia comes to mind. Just google it. Its rare though and normally screened for in the PKU test.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There are true metabolic disorders that would not allow your baby to ingest breastmilk. Galactosemia comes to mind. Just google it. Its rare though and normally screened for in the PKU test.</div>
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wow. i had absolutely no idea anything like that exsisted. i thought stuff like that could be fixed with eliminating things from the diet. wow!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">There are true metabolic disorders that would not allow your baby to ingest breastmilk. Galactosemia comes to mind. Just google it. Its rare though and normally screened for in the PKU test.</div>
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wait i did google this..and from what i am understanding the baby cannot have anything containg lactose or dairy. wouldnt the mother just need to eliminate these foods from her diet?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wait i did google this..and from what i am understanding the baby cannot have anything containg lactose or dairy. wouldnt the mother just need to eliminate these foods from her diet?</div>
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breastmilk contains MORE lactose than cow's milk. There is no way to eliminate lactose or glactose from breastmilk
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">wow. i had absolutely no idea anything like that exsisted. i thought stuff like that could be fixed with eliminating things from the diet. wow!</div>
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The VAST majority of sensitivities to breastmilk can be fixed by eliminating the offending food.<br><br>
Often its the more allergenic foods such as cow's milk, eggs, wheat, or soy.<br><br>
When babies have a sensitivty to cow's milk it is not the lactose that bothers them....it is the dairy protein.<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/lactose-intolerance.html" target="_blank">Read this for more info</a>
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The VAST majority of sensitivities to breastmilk can be fixed by eliminating the offending food.<br><br>
Often its the more allergenic foods such as cow's milk, eggs, wheat, or soy.<br><br>
When babies have a sensitivty to cow's milk it is not the lactose that bothers them....it is the dairy protein.<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/lactose-intolerance.html" target="_blank">Read this for more info</a></div>
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yes i know...my son is milk/soy protein intolerant. but i just never knew that breastmilk contained the lactose naturally. lol. i thought it was only through diet. thanks!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">yes i know...my son is milk/soy protein intolerant. but i just never knew that breastmilk contained the lactose naturally. lol. i thought it was only through diet. thanks!</div>
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Lactose is basicly the sugar found in milk. All milk has it....all mammals that lactate have lactose in their milk. It is one of the basic componets that make up milk like water, antibodies, and fat. There is no way to get it out of human milk(?maybe by chemically processing it? but eliminating foods from your diet will not get the lactose out)
 
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