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What were their symptoms?<br>
How long did it take you to see change after you cut out dairy out of your diet?
 

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A's allergy was noticable very young (before 1 month). He would scream/cry and was obviously in pain. He was better within 48 hours of me cutting dairy out.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A's allergy was noticable very young (before 1 month). He would scream/cry and was obviously in pain. He was better within 48 hours of me cutting dairy out.</div>
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Exactly. DS would also throw up if I had too much and would get reflux when I had moderate amounts.<br><br>
It usually gets better within a few days and goes away after a couple of weeks.
 

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I posted a long post in a different thread about this yesterday, so you can check it out.<br><br>
For us it was mostly silent reflux. He spits up about the same amount now, but he's not in constant pain any more. Also, I think soy protein was actually worse than the milk, so if you do try an elimination, be prepared to cut that out too. For me it's just the soy protein. Soy oil and lecithin are still ok.<br><br>
My son wasn't a screamer, but he was clearly uncomfortable. Lots of squirminess, arching of the back, grunting, fussing, getting red in the face. He made these noises that sounded like a chipmunk or goat pretty much all the time. He was constantly bringing his legs in to his stomach, and it got pretty distended from gassiness. He was constantly restless and uncomfortable in any position, and I'd have to hold him against my chest and pat his back for a very long time after each feeding. Sleeping was the biggest issue, because he pretty much had to sleep on his tummy at an elevation on my chest. That's how we slept for the first 6 weeks or so. Any attempt to lay him down would result in him waking within 15 minutes with the grunting and squirming. Also his poops were very green and were starting to become mucousy.<br><br>
I was drinking a LOT of milk and eating a lot of cheese, but I noticed it all got better about 5 or so days after I cut it out. Then it took a few days setback to realize soy was also a problem. After that, his stools returned to an orange color, and he could peacefully be set down to lie on his back.<br><br>
If I ever eat soy or dairy in any appreciable amounts, the symptoms all come back, even now (he's almost 4 months now), so I'm pretty convinced that's what's going on, even though the medical community doesn't really have a mechanism to explain why babies have these sensitivities to their mothers' milk.
 

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DS's was fairly severe, I think. At less than a week old, he started having greeny, mucousy poops with blood in them. He also had a terrible runny nose, wheezing, runny, watery eyes, and a rash on his chest.<br><br>
I stopped eating dairy, and we saw improvement within eight to ten hours, although it took about three days for him to be entirely free of allergy symptoms. It was a very quick improvement for us.<br><br>
FWIW, he's 2 1/2 now and tolerates dairy just fine, even in large quantities. We reintroduced it around 15 months.
 

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Green/runny poops, bad rash all over face/neck/chest/arms, reflux, gas, screaming......<br><br>
After 5 days of being completely dairy free, the rash completely disappeared, and some of the symptoms got better. He did have pretty severe silent reflux that had to be treated by medication, though.<br><br>
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Peepers may not have a dairy protein allergy, but she's at the very least, very sensitive to it.<br><br>
She never had stool issues, but had excessive spitting up (which in and of itself wasn't concerning, as my son had that with no other symptoms), a mild rash around her eyebrows, was perpetually congested, and spent 3-6am most nights trying to pass gas. She was happy otherwise, and had excellent weight gain.<br><br>
When I eliminated dairy, I noticed improvement within a day, but about a week later it was worse than it had been, which I had read can happen as the allergens leave the system. By 2.5 weeks, she was like a different baby. She still spits up, but it's only a little, once or twice a day.
 

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Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it.<br><br>
I'm on day 7 no dairy and I havent really noticed a change. She is still fussy, very gassy, green poops, stuffy nose and straining/grunting. I guess I will try soy as well.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks for the replies, I really appreciate it.<br><br>
I'm on day 7 no dairy and I havent really noticed a change. She is still fussy, very gassy, green poops, stuffy nose and straining/grunting. I guess I will try soy as well.</div>
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I forgot to add, I had to eliminate soy too. And since then, I've noticed that coffee makes her gassy - and beer too. She's going to be quite the diva, my sensitive baby girl! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Dairy takes 3-5 weeks to leave your system, so 7 days isn't long enough to know for sure.<br><br>
DS had a streak of blood in his stool when he had 2 oz of regular formula, but when he was EBF the symptoms were less obvious. Pinpoints/little red threads of blood in his stool, occasionally. His poops were never pleasant--I was a FTM and everyone said that EBF poops were non-offensive and with DS that was never the case. He was very colicky, disliked being in a horizontal position (except cradle hold while nursing). He also had poor weight gain, but that might have been unrelated.
 

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3 Weeks!!!<br><br>
it was amazing though one day I just noticed he hadn't been spitting up everywhere and that stayed.<br><br>
Still every once in a while I will accidentally have dairy and can tell but the amount of reflux he has. Did you know Beef broth has milk in it?!!
 
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