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Posted by nicksmom on March 12, 2000 at 15:34:36:

In Reply to: Milk Protein Allergy posted by Bridget on January 20, 2000 at 23:43:50:

: At 6 wks. old my daughter, now 3mths.old, was diagnosed with Milk Protein Allergy after having vomitted blood & having blood in her stool. A gastroscope & colonoscope was done to determine the problem. I was strictly breastfeeding & once the diagnosis was made she was placed on Pregestimil formula. This is very expensive & I was wondering if anyone out there has a similar situation with a less expensive solution. Thanks!

Hi -- my son is now 27 months old with severe milk allergy. Allergy was suggested as possible cause for eczema at 4 months but medical personnel were very unhelpful in helping me figure this out. Note the following I learned which may be of use to you:

If your child has skin problems from allergy you should take him to a dermatologist. Its easy to get confused by slight improvements/worsenings of skin condition when you're trying to figure out if milk is the only problem food or if another is a problem. Once we finally saw a dermatologist and got his skin cleared up (it took 2 days after 5 months of suffering), it was easy to see milk was my son's only problem food and I could stop running around in circles about wheat, soy, etc. (other suspected foods).

The better you are at completely avoiding all milk proteins, the better your child's chances of outgrowing the allergy.

Lots of processed foods have milk or milk proteins in them. You really have to watch what you buy. On the upside, your child will have a very healthy diet, because once you start reading all these labels you'll find yourself rejecting milk-free foods because of all the other disgusting stuff that's in them.

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