Posted by Mandie C on December 28, 2002 at 11:50:58:
In Reply to: Can anyone help? posted by TracyR on December 22, 2002 at 07:58:23:
I have two sons, 6 1/2 and 12 months. My oldest son had a milk protein intolerance until he turned 2 years old, then it "magically" dissapeared. He was able to eat pretty much anything after he turned two. My 12 month old, has a milk and soy protein intolerance. This is much more difficult to deal with than just the milk, as most products contain either one or the other. However, in regards to your question about symptoms of ingestion of milk - it sounds like your son did ingest some milk proteins. Classics symptoms are severe runny nose, sometimes coughing, severe irritability, vomitting. My youngest also bleeds internally (we see it in his diaper about 12 hours later). We've been working with a pediatric GI since he was 2 months old, who suggested we put him on Neocate formula (amino acid based) - the formula was a wonderful - he didn't exhibit any reactions. However, once he turned one, the GI advised us to try a little soy in his diet again (as most children outgrow these type of allergies by 1 year old). We put 1/2 ounce of soy formula in his bottle of Neocate - well, the next morning was an absolute nightmare!! He was so sick for about two days - blood in the diaper again too! So, we can't try again until he is two years old.
Anyway, if you ever want a shoulder to lean on just let me know. I know how difficult it is to deal with even everyday routine life when you have a child with protein intolerance. Good luck to you and your little one.