I've been eating dairy free now for the past 10 days because the pediatrician discovered that my 3 month old son has a milk protein allergy. However, I haven't seen a change in his behavior or mood. He still writhes in pain, screams bloody murder, arches his back, and has horrible gas. Any suggestions or ideas? Could it be something else? I don't know what else to do and I just want him to feel better. :(

Sarah R 0 likes

That poor baby! U must be having such a hard time :-( my daughter was formula fed so I dont have any advice, but I hope things get better!

Cali^Mom F 0 likes

My LO also had difficulty when I had citrus or any acidic fruit. Take a look at Dr. Sears elimination diet too. http://www.askdrsears.com/topics/feeding-eating/feeding-infants-toddlers/food-allergies/elimination-diet

K C 0 likes

Thank you! I do too. Gonna head back to the pediatrician tomorrow and hopefully leave with some answers...

Mrs. K 2 likes

The top 8 allergens are wheat, dairy, soy, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, and shellfish. I cut out all 8 when my LO was so incredibly fussy. It takes 3 hrs for food to get into our milk and 3 days for it to get out (sheesh!!). I stuck it out for 2 weeks of none of those things and saw an amazing difference after the first 3-4 days, then I slowly started adding them back one by one to see which one caused her fussiness/pain. Mine turned out to be dairy. I hope this helps! Good luck!!

K C 1 like

Thanks Casey! Great advice! I may have to try to cut out the others as well and see how it goes. What in the world CAN you eat if you eliminate all of that?! Haha

Ellyn P 0 likes

My son has the same thing but also acid reflux. Maybe you can ask your pediatrician of that could be a possibility for your little guy. My boy is so much better on a new formula and Zantac for his reflux. Best of luck to you.

J B 1 like

Casein (the milk protein) is also found in soy, so you'll need to cut that out as well. I switched to almond milk. It was actually quite delicious.

K C 1 like

Oh!! Good to know! No soy it is! Thanks Jennifer :)

Laura Z 0 likes

For the gas try gripe water. It's magical!

Mrs. K 0 likes

I wondered the same thing when I started this diet! We ate lots of rice & chicken during that time! Chex cereal w/ almond milk was (still is) my staple breakfast. You can have pretty much any meat or veggie. Tomatoes, garlic, and onions I would stay away from since your LO is sensitive right now. Those have been known to cause painful gassy tummies. If you look up recipes that follow AIP (autoimmune protocol), which avoids the top 8 allergens, you will find lots of things that are doable.

Brandis G 1 like

It can take 2 weeks-2 months (depending on the severity of the allergy) to make a difference. But you'll know as soon as the dairy is out of his system. He'll be a brand new baby! Keep going, you're doing great!

K C 0 likes

Thanks everyone! His stool came back positive again today for milk protein allergy at pediatrician appointment. Going to continue dairy free and check back in a week... Will try your suggestions in the meantime!

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