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how would i know? what signs (behavioural or physical)should i look for?<br><br>
what *is* it about dairy?! i've read about it on posts here but cant really get a clear answer..i mean health-wise what's wrong with it?..what is it about dairy that makes so many babies miserable? how long after drinking milk or eating cheese would it 'bother' dd? how long would it take to get out of my system or hers?<br>
how can i test my hypothesis that she *does* have dairy sensitivities..(are dairy "allergies" the same thing, diff. name?)<br><br>
dd is about 14 wks old now
 

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Hi! I think I have an extreme case...but I'll share. DD had "colic" symptoms with extended periods of SCREAMING and was inconsolable. Her belly got very hard and very distended. We decided to eliminate dairy from my diet and it worked a LITTLE bit, and then we started reading ingredients and realized that there is dairy in almost everything. DD seemed to be sensitive to even whey and casien protiens (found in milk) so we had to carefully read the ingredients in everything....infact we were only able to find 2 brands of margarine that did not have dairy in them. About 2 days after I completely eliminated dairy from my diet....DD's "colic" was gone and she was the happiest baby ever since. I tried to reintroduce dairy after 6 months (I was told I could give it a try) and she did fine. I eat anything I want now, and DD doesn't seem to have any issue.<br>
HTH,<br>
Amy <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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It's the proteins in cow's milk, not the lactose, that often cause babies distress..<br><br>
Here's a great page on kellymom on food sensitivities, to help you figure out if this is what's going on with your dd:<br><br><a href="http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns/food-sensitivity.html" target="_blank">http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns...nsitivity.html</a>
 

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My dd is also senstive to the cows protien but I have found she tolerates sheeps protien just fine. I can eat all kinds of sheeps cheeses with no problem.<br><br>
Her reaction is spitting up, mucusy poops and a rash on her neck. Her Doc has said she should outgrow it in a year or so. She said to just try every few months. A couple of weeks ago I had an ice cream and 24 hours later she THREW UP,<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/sick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sick"> so I guess she's hasn't outgrown it yet.<br><br>
Feel free to PM me if you want more info<br><br>
Amy
 
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