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My baby was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy at 8 weeks. I have been dairy free for over 1 week. her poops no longer have blood in them, are yellow again and her face rash is clear....but the poops still have mucus and smell acidy...does it take awhile for them to get seedy again???? Or could it be something else in my diet ...I am trying to avoid soy and eggs as well...any advice???
 

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I'm by no means an expert, since my ds had nasty, mucusy poops for a different reason, but I would think there's more allergens than just dairy. have you cut out all dairy? I mean, not just milk and cheese, but anything that has a dairy product in it? Just a thought.
 

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Green and mucousy can be a virus too. Or teething can cause poop like this.<br><br>
Could it be a foremilk/hindmilk imbalance? Try having the child keep nursing on the same side during a session. You can start the next session on the same side you did last time (so they make sure to get the hind milk they may have missed on the last feeding) and then switch to the fresh breast.<br><br>
Or maybe it is just normal. Or maybe you still have some hidden dairy in your diet. Or maybe it is another allergen.<br><br>
LOL, that wasn't much help, was it? Give it a few more days and see what happens. Is the baby otherwise normal? Eating normal, acting normal, etc?
 

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I have been dairy free...completely...reading every label and avoiding all casein and whey. I have discovered many new dairy free products! DD is gaining well and acting fairly normal...except for the fact that she doesn't nap well on some days unless I hold her. The minute I set her down she wakes up...so I end up carrying her around all day. She does fine at night so I can't complain. 3 days after going dairy free she slept 10.5 hours straight...I was sooooo engorged...so glad I pumped before I went to bed! Needless to say I was up every2-3 hours wondering if she was still breathing!she is back to normal and nursing at night! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I was thinking the foremilk hindmilk imbalance but the poops are yellow again..just mucusy. We see the doc tomorrow...I just hope she is familiar with this. You just never know...she has breastfed her little one so At least she is pro-breatfeeding. I was worried that they would tell me to stop nursing and give the baby formula...that wasn't the case.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Iacting fairly normal...except for the fact that she doesn't nap well on some days unless I hold her. The minute I set her down she wakes up...so I end up carrying her around all day.</div>
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This is normal for most babies!
 

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I have been dairy free for over 1 week.</div>
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Before worrying about other things, I would say you should give it another week. It can take as long as 2 weeks to clear all the remnants of dairy products from your system. It took me 13 days of being dairy-free before DS's poops were right again. Luckily my IBCLC warned me to expect that it could take that long, because I never would have guessed!
 

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Hi Daisy,<br><br>
I don't have any advise, but was wondering how your baby was diagnosed with a dairy alergy? My DS (3 months old) has eczema and bad nasal congestion, and the pediatrician has said that it is possible he's allergic to the milk I'm drinking. He said that it's not that likely b/c he's thriving other than that, growing fast and gaining good weight. Also, cheese would not be a problem he said. I'm just wondering if there are any tests they can do to diagnose a milk allergy. If that really were the case I would cut out milk, but I have IBS, and non-fat milk is one of the things that my body digests really well, and I loose weight really fast when I cut out dairy! (and don't have any to loose!) I've tried replacing milk with soy milk, almond milk and rice milk, but I don't tolerate any of those.<br>
Not sure what to do next... His face looks pretty bad right now with all that eczema.<br><br>
Edith
 

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there is lots of info about eczema and allergies in the allergies forum, and also an eczema tribe just started up.<br><br>
There are tests but they are not very accurate for babies under a year. the easiest thing is to give up dairy products for at least a week, preferably longer, and see if it helps. You have to be really strict about it and read all labels, here is a helpful website<br><a href="http://kellymom.com/babyconcerns/food-sensitivity.html" target="_blank">http://kellymom.com/babyconcerns/food-sensitivity.html</a><br>
There could be other allergens too so be ready for a long process of detective work!<br><br>
Check out other forums- there is TONS of info at MDC about this stuff.<br><br>
Good luck.
 

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Hi Edith...As soon as I saw blood in his green poops I put all of it together and decided to cut out dairy...We then went to the dr and she said the same thing...she also had the same problem with all three kids. No more blood, excema cleared in 3 days. The poor thing kept rubbing her face in my shirt...she was so itchy. I was also told to avoid soy because the proteins are sililiar and it is a high allergen protein??? SO I guess it was a trial and error diagnosis? I also ate alot of dairy thru pregnancy and DH has a lot of food allergies on his side of the family...and none of them were ever breastfed...as a side note.<br><br>
AS far as calories...I can't afford not to get them either...it has been difficult...I have been using more olive oil when cooking. Snacking on some chips from the organic section of the grocery store...they are yummy!<br><br>
I have found using Cetiphil to cleanse their skin and using Cetiphil cream...not the lotion helps the excema better then anything else. also...DS excema improved markedly when we put a humidifier in his room???
 
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