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April 16th, 2012, 10:50 PM
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DS is 10 months old-- diagnosed with cow's milk intolerance at about 3 months. He had blood in his stools, diarrhea, the whole bit. I just started reintroducing dairy a few weeks ago-- he's doing fine so far, but I am incredibly bloated! I'm not having any pain or diarrhea, but could this be lactose intolerance? And if so, will it go away or did my poor body decide to hate milk during its absence?
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April 17th, 2012, 05:07 AM
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a very large amount of people are lactose intolerant, so i would not be too shocked to see you have a dairy sensitivity as well. as far as your LO, in breastmilk, it is the proteins in the milk, not the lactose that bothers them thru the breasmilk, so many are ok with dairy products, yogurts being the easiest to digest. as far as yourself, gradually add dairy back, especially yogurt (with cultures that will help with the bloating, etc, all yogurt has cultures, even non dairy one, no reason to buy fancy activia, etc) and see if it gets better over time.

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April 17th, 2012, 07:31 AM
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What kinds of dairy products are you eating? If you're drinking milk and it irritates you, try soy. It stacks up pretty well against cow's milk.

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April 17th, 2012, 08:12 AM
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goat's milk may be an option since it's most similar to breast milk i believe.
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April 17th, 2012, 05:05 PM
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Oh my gosh, you must be so mad! I had to cut out dairy because we realized at 5 weeks that my LO is allergic to the proteins in cow's milk, too. :-( I MISS my ice cream, yogurt, cereal, pudding, and cheeeeeese.... And if we get to 10 months and all of the sudden my body can't handle milk anymore, I'm gonna be furious!!

I would say keep the reintroduction slow and steady. I'm sure your body will reacclimate itself. You could try using lactose-free milk and see if that changes your body's response. I think dairy is not as easy to digest as we think it is. I'm real, real sorry it's turning out this way for you. Nothing is as good as cow's milk!
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April 17th, 2012, 05:43 PM
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fwiw, my DD was really sensitive to dairy in the bm, but she outgrew it, i forget when, maybe 8-10 months?

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April 18th, 2012, 12:01 PM
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What a bummer!

My ds was diagnosed with milk protein allergy @ 10 days old. I immediately cut out ALL dairy (still am). DS is 4 months old now. Pedi said we could try to re-introduce some dairy @ 6 months and see how it goes. Anyways, for about 3 months I had terrible GI issues. I went to my PCP about 3 times trying to figure out what was going on. I really am leaning towards it being the abrupt change in my diet. I started taking Culturelle which is a dairy-free probiotic and after taking it for about a month, I finally feel like my body is back to normal. I am also scared about when I reintroduce milk products back into my diet. However, I LOVE cheese, and yogurt and butter.....and can't wait until I can eat them again! I think just slowly adding it in would easier on your system but your digestive system might still react. Keep us posted how it goes....

I'm glad your baby is doing well. I'm worried about my son having the allergy as he gets older. Nice to know others are growing out of it!
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April 22nd, 2012, 12:12 AM
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I am extremely lactose intolerant when in liquid form. For example, I can't eat ice cream, yogurt or drink milk. Even the lactose free milk messes up my stomach. I get bloated and just sick to my stomach; however, recently, I've been buying organic milk. It's the Costco brand and it settles well in my stomach. You may want to try organic milk~ it's not lactose free but for some reason my whole family (lactose intolerance is a family curse apparently) and I do okay with it.
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