Cow's milk protein allergy is a common allergy that occurs in babies below one year of age. It is an allergy produced by a baby's immune system against proteins present in cow's milk. The symptoms are rash, diarrhea, vomiting, coughing, and runny nose in the affected babies. It is treated by removing cow's milk protein from the diet of babies.
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Why do I have diarrhea, vomiting, tachycardia and throat swelling after I eat?
Query: Hello doctor, I need someone with a lot of experience in allergies. Please tell me what you would do in my situation. Most IgE testing is negative (aside from cow's milk allergy and mold allergy). Yet every single food I have had in the last two years has gone from no reaction (1st day) to a severe... Read Full »
Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.You should take your food in small quantities, take probiotics, avoid milk, and do not bring any longer gaps for any particular food. Otherwise, you will again lose tolerance for that particular food. Read Full »
My 7-month-old-child poops more than 20 times a day. What is the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 7 months old. She keeps pooping. She at least poops 20 diapers a day. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A baby of 7 months old passing stools of around 20 times a day is not normal. There are some diseases which can cause this type of symptom. The possibility of celiac disease should be ruled out. In celiac disease, there is an allergy to glut... Read Full »
My breastfeeding infant gets blood in his stools when I consume cow milk products, so my doctor asked me to be on a strict cow milk-free diet. How long should I continue it?
Query: Hello doctor, I have an infant who is below six months old, 7.3 kilograms, and 66 centimeters long. He is exclusively breastfeeding. Two weeks before he had his second dose of the DTaP+polio vaccine and second dose of the rotavirus vaccine. Four days after the vaccination he had blood in his stools.... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I hope the baby is active and playful. As you have said, this could be cow's milk protein intolerance (CMPI). I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below: You should exclude cow milk and other milk products from your diet. ... Read Full »
Can cow's milk be a reason for frequent vomiting in the newborns?
Query: Hi doctor, My baby vomited for ten days after birth. Now he is 11 months old. He does not take any solid food, not even paste-like solid food. And he still vomits sometimes after or during feeding milk. Any solid food also makes him vomit. What to do? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, your baby weight is relatively fine for 11 months. So I feel there is not a severe problem. There are three reasons for your complaints. 1. Overfeeding - usually starts of a baby on bottle feed before six months. And this can continue even after six month... Read Full »
What causes stomach pain and constipation in an 18-month-old?
Query: Hi doctor, My 18 month old daughter has had problems since birth and I am desperate for a second opinion. The history is complicated trying to explain the symptoms but I will do my best. It was detected polyhydramnios in pregnancy. My daughter born at 36 weeks 4 days through emergency C-section due... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All these episode are quite disturbing the baby. But the things are meshed together, at a point of time we need to stay on one diagnosis rather than jumping to one another. One thing is common here in each episode, she has severe constipation and intermittent di... Read Full »
How to know if my infant is allergic to cows' milk?
Query: Hello doctor, My 6-month-old baby has been vaccinated today morning by 10. He was sleepy for most of the afternoon and seems hungrier than usual and by 8:30 pm tonight, he started vomiting and continued for the next few hours. He has a mild fever of 37.7 C. I fed him sweet potatoes this evening at... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note the following important points: 1) None of the vaccines cause vomiting. 2) 37.7 C is a normal temperature post-vaccination, so you need not worry about that. 3) Regarding the history of vomiting, it is not strong enough to suggest an allergy to cow... Read Full »
How to make raw and unpasteurized A2 milk safe before giving it to a one-year-old baby?
Query: Hello doctor, Our baby girl is about 1 year and one month old. We just started giving cow milk two days back. A packet of A2 unpasteurized milk was bought, boiled and cooled down. We gave about 300 ml per day once. Her motion looks affected a little. It is not solid. At night, she suddenly started c... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Unpasteurized milk is not advisable to be given, as pasteurization is required to kill all the bacteria or germs in the milk. I think the baby does have some issues with cow milk and is crying due to colic (abdominal pain). Formula milk (any stage 3) is alwa... Read Full »
Does cow's milk allergy cause blood in stools and high eosinophils?
Query: Hi doctor,My 5-month-old baby girl is having blood in her stools for the past 75 days. We have consulted three different gastropediatricians and they told me that she is having a cow milk allergy. My baby is getting breastfeeding exclusively. She does not have any other symptoms. She is very calm, h... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A high number of eosinophils can occur due to cow's milk protein allergy. You need to start giving soy-based formula to your child. The child needs to take only soy formula. This has to be followed for atleast two weeks and observe the baby for having any changes in... Read Full »
What do black stools in children indicate?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is in a lot of pain. He had jaundice when he was born and was not feeding due to a disorganized feeding pattern and ended up with a nasogastric tube for eight weeks. He is eight months old, has severe reflux, has an allergy to cow's milk, and I have been waiting to see a gastroent... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your son is 8 months old. According to me, stop milk from 8 AM to 8 PM and give a semi-solid diet and from 8 PM to 8 AM give mother milk or formula milk. Cow milk is not given before one year. Blood in stool means cow milk protein allergy (if given in any form) so sto... Read Full »
How to manage iron deficiency anemia?
Query: Hi doctor, My child, who is 6 years old, felt sick on his birthday this year (one week ago), accusing fatigue. He looks pale and vomiting. We took him for blood tests. His red blood cells were way below normal 3.8; the doctor sent us to an oncology hospital suspecting leukemia. Later, they said it ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anemia is common in malabsorption diseases (cow milk intolerance in your case). Iron deficiency takes six months to develop in case of reduced intake or absorption or loss via blood. They are probably doing endoscopy or colonoscopy because of milk intolerance to rule ou... Read Full »