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I'm new to this area, so I apologize if this question has already come up before. Here is the story: My 12 month old was weaned at 6 months due to a new pregnancy, severe illness, I tried to continue but was just too weak and ill. So formula was started. We started with cows milk formula, but it made him extremely constipated and fussy, so we switched to soy. That's what we've stayed with until now, but we want him off the formula because even the soy still causes problems. So I talked to the ped and he said give whole milk a try- just an ounce or two mixed in with the formula. So last night I did just that....even though I was worried about the results. Well the results were disastrous. My poor son woke up about an hour and a half after ingesting the cow's milk screaming in pain. DH could feel him passing gas and his stomach grumbling and gurgling as he tried to calm him down. He passed a not-very-nice looking bowel movement, but was still distressed. I just gave birth a little over a week ago to our second son, and I decided to pump some milk for DS#1. Of course it calmed his stomach instantly and he went back to sleep.
So what on earth happened last night? Was this an allergic reaction or is my son lactose intolerant? I am very scared and I can't stand to see my baby in pain, and the thought of going through all sorts of tests..We are considering goat's milk for DS and have already located a source, however the ped told me if this is lactose intolerance then the goat's milk won't help because the proteins are the same. ANY advice and experience you have with this is greatly appreciated.
So what on earth happened last night? Was this an allergic reaction or is my son lactose intolerant? I am very scared and I can't stand to see my baby in pain, and the thought of going through all sorts of tests..