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- Feb 8th, 2012, 08:06 AM #1
She started coughing, sneezing and had a runny/blocked nose from the day she turned 6 weeks... Was on formula (nan pro 1).... No bfeeding.
We tried everying but noing helped... On my recnt trip, a paed ruled out common cold/flu etc (duh, it doesnt last dor 2 months).... And said its definately allergies and since she has it both in denmark and pak, is something from within,..... My heart was saying i should put her on a hypoallergenic formula just to see if it makes a diff.... Drs didnt think it would ( i had 4 diff drs look at her)....
It did....world of a diff! She is sleeping now..somethong all of us havent done since she was 6 weeks ..(she is mashallah now 4 months) ! No runny blocked nose...no runny eyes..etc.
Now comes the time to start her off on solids...and im scared cuz i honestly dont know just what she was allergic to?! Im allergic to dust and such...nothing food wise...
I talked to the nurse that visits us and she didnt think it was anything really...just genie not taking to the old milk i was giving her...and i should geed her everything...
I dont know... I wanna get her checked out for allergies to know exactly what she is allergic to...the fornula i give her now is whey based...no cows milk...but it says that kids with a definate allergy to cows milk protien shouldnt be on that formula to begin with.
It would be better to ask the dr but the dilemma is, ey dont test babies as young as her...
So what i need to know is... What are possible allergens in a babies diet that i may not know bout?!
All grains look dodgy to me :/
Fruit is safe i know...i gave her potato puree and i swear i hear a stuffy nose! Wth?, potato an allergen?,
God howi hate this country... I k ow babies get tested for allergies even as young 3 mon olds.. Dont know why they are resisting herestanding alone on a street of broken dreams
- Feb 8th, 2012, 08:13 AM #2
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You're lucky you figured it out so soon. My younger brother suffered from pollen allergy for so many years without anyone realizing it. He just got to know it when he turned 18 years. He has now developed something called cross allergy for nuts (almonds, hazelnut) and apple peel. Another of my friends also has cross allergy among tomatoes and potatoes.
I suggest you give her anything in moderate quantities, if you suspect something, then dont give it to her.Procrastination at its finest .. Thats me =)
- Feb 8th, 2012, 08:29 AM #3
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do you think she can be allergic to glutin or lactose ?
- Feb 8th, 2012, 09:23 AM #4
Glutin i havent even thoug bout....ima check up on that.. Lactose intolerant...dont think so... Doesnt have any of the signs of it...
Sweetmoi: i know bout the 4 day rule (something i never followed with midget cuz we areny allergic to anything foodwise thus not a high risk)... But have a feeling will havta take it slow wi genie... I dont mind trying out the stuff...but just one time of something gives a rwaction that takes a few days to go away...so was just thinkinh if i know beforehand, then i would stay away from the allergenic stuff....sihz
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- Feb 8th, 2012, 06:27 PM #5
My daughter outgrew her allergy so I was pretty cautious too and rice was something she tolerated. I know tiptoeing around allergies is hard but rice, potatoes, zucchini spinach i found were tolerated by her. Its the nuts, eggs and honey wagera that can be problematic but basic sabziyan shud be okay
- Feb 8th, 2012, 06:29 PM #6
Forgot to add, i introduced at solids at 6 months because munchkins Ped thought it was better to wait and she would tolerate it better which she did.
- Feb 9th, 2012, 01:13 AM #7
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you wouldn't know about lactose until she started drinking cow's milk though, so don't rule it out for now. the lactose they put in formula is processed differently.
do the whole wait "four days before introducing a new food" thing as you go from solid to solid. that should give you plenty of time to discover any allergens.Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Feb 9th, 2012, 01:27 AM #8
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SGC i have heard sometiem babies r also allregic to alctose in formula thts y they have special formula which is lactose freeThere are many who are proud to be Pakistani, but very few that Pakistan is proud of ie Imran khan.
- Feb 9th, 2012, 07:14 AM #9
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I would say wait till she is 6 months old.I don't know where but I think I read somewhere that if solids are started around 6 months of age there is less likelihood of developing allergies (not sure how accurate it is..I read it somewhere).
Even if you were to get her tested,there can be something she can be allergic to and they might not even consider testing her for that.A friend's daughter had bad bad eczema.She was found to be allergic to apples and pears...!..She grew out of it.
The best thing will be to start slowly with one food item at a time and wait before giving anything new to rule out any possible allergies.
Hope it goes well for her.iA.It's better to light a candle ,than to curse the darkness.
- Feb 9th, 2012, 07:28 AM #10
Sighz...i guess i just wanted to find a way that wouldnt trigger her allergies...cuz once she strats ..its neverending ....
Ya babies can be lactose ontolerant to even the lactose in formula... I dont know....she just is congested with runny nose....no rashes etc ...oh and she does have runny diapers too..but i read nan Ha does that.... I dont even know what im dealing with here... Argh.
Devilious: how did u find out ure girl was allergic? Did it start with formula feeding? What were her symptoms?
Cipsy: i just read studies now show its best to intro babies to solids at 4 mons, even the allergens like wheat...so their system gets used to it faster.... Honestly i dont even follow the 'studies'a anymore...my kid is my best book... Just follow its hints...im not dying to feed her and have backed off... Its only been a week and half since i staryed hypoallergenic formula... And she is getting congestion again...i thinki should just formula feed her to see if its really making a diff or not...standing alone on a street of broken dreams
- Feb 9th, 2012, 02:40 PM #11
She was fine with breastmilk but formula would give her instant rashes. We tried allementum and she tolerated it but didnt like it. I was afraid she wouldnt outgrow it but she did AH. My ped said starting them on solids a little later allows them to tolerate food better.
- Feb 9th, 2012, 03:01 PM #12
Ya im reading up on allamentum too...ehich brand did u give?
On formula...dud she have congestion too or were her symptoms diff?
Genie's main concern is runny/stuffy nose and watery eyes :/standing alone on a street of broken dreams
- Feb 9th, 2012, 10:05 PM #13
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^ that sounds like a pollen/air quality issue, not necessarily a food allergy? do you have pets?Life is like a game of cards. The hand you are dealt is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Feb 10th, 2012, 02:03 AM #14
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Whey is milk protein based. Infants with milk protein intolerance will typically not tolerate any formula that has ANY milk component or soy component. I will place them on allimentum ( by similar or nutraminogen by enafamil either one is fine).
If you want to breast feed that is fine BUt remove all dairy from your diet as that can cross into your breast milk and into infant as well.
I don't typically start solids on my patients till 6 months. Hope this helps When you do. Only one new food every 5 days. Start veggies first. Never anything mixed else I'll never know what the baby is allergic too
And stuffy nose/congestion isn't normally due to formulations- usually environmental. Anyone smoke? Pets? How is the air? Do u have a humidifier? Nasal saline drops? Nasal bulb suction?
And no, it is pointless toput any infant through any allergy testing at this age. They are not exposed to allergens yet so they wouldn't be proper tests. Just like they newborn screen test. It isn't done until the day of discharge or until a newborn achieves full intake of milk diet. It won't be an accurate test as there is no byproduct or breakdown from milk.
Good luck. Inshallah everything will be fine.
- Feb 10th, 2012, 02:24 AM #15
Sgc: no... im allergic to cat fur bit genie hasnt been exposed to any such things
Gigabyte: are u a paed? Ure reply was so helpful, thanks!
How do i rule out milk protein allergy? Is ther some kinda test or do docs just follow on symptoms. She really doesnt have any other symptoms thatbwould point towards a food related allergy ...what im kinda stuck up on is... Why did her congestion clear up when she started on a hypoallergenic milk? What was it in the regular milk that was tripping her over?
I waited out the new milk to know for sure she was good to go....her congestion cleared up.... Then after 2 weeks of her being on it, i introd potato puree mixed with her milk....thats it...from the very next day she was congested or has a runny nose.
Now i dont k ow if it were just a coincidence and she caught a cold and its just that....or if its allergies again (do i make any sense?!!!)
I live in denmark....air quality is brilliant.....no pets, noone we know smokes....my own dust allergies clear up here (used to live in arabia).....we rectly took a trip to pakistan for about 2 months....karachi's weather (humid) etc is way diff from denmark (dry) she was still congested or had a runny nose there too... So confusing!standing alone on a street of broken dreams
- Feb 10th, 2012, 02:28 AM #16
Oh and her nose is always under attack by me with saline solutions, and a nasal bumb....doesnt help at all with the congestion
Cold mist humidifier doesnt do jack either
This is one very very tired parent...tiday i dialled a phone number on my remote control, and then cursed at the phone for not changing the channel...plus on top...got angry at the tv for not making the callstanding alone on a street of broken dreams
- Feb 10th, 2012, 02:56 AM #17
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@ Khawa - I hope your little doll feels better soon
I hope there are no carpets in your house as they can hold alot of dust.
With my daughter I have learned that keeping her head covered esp when going out helps ( offcourse during winters ) even if she is fully covered but her head is not she will get runny nose.Never underestimate the predictability of stupidity !
- Feb 15th, 2012, 01:03 AM #18
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No problem ;-p guilty as charged, i'm peds by day (& night lol)
So, few more questions for you. does your little one have problems with spitting up? any arching of the back and neck? seem uncomfortable? Alot of infants can have problems with reflux- where milk/fluid is coming back up - not always out of their mouth.
These infants also have intolerence for cow milk based formulations & even soy. doesn't mean it always will be as such. Hypoallergenic helps to clear it. At times the symptom may even be nasal congestion. One of my friends is a pediatric GI doc and clued me in onto that lil tidbit.
It is difficult to say that they are lactose intolerant at this age. Milk protein intolerance is more less a diagnosis based on symptoms. I don't do any testing if my patients have frank symptoms. For example I had a baby come in the other day, 6 week old, with bloody stools for 1 week. Flat out, it started as soon as formula was introduced. It is due to the milk protein. Stopped formula, switched to hypoallergenic - because these infants can not tolerate soy either; I had mom take all dairy out of her diet. and its been 2 weeks, he is gaining weight, no bloody poops and back to normal, happy baby, happy mom & dad
Now the potato puree mixture- did you make it yourself, or buy a store bought version ? you mixed it with her milk ? how old is she again? it may have been too much for her. I can't say it is an allergy for certain. I was talking to another friend of mine who is a ped allergist, who said that sounds pretty atypical - especially after first ingestion. may have been coincidental. but then again, we aren't examining her and you know her best. I can only give my opinion from afar.
I would wait on solids until she is 5-6 months old. keep her on hypoallergenic formula. start slow with rice cereal when she hits 5 months... if she is starving then maybe 4 1/2 months rice cereal should be plain- not with mixed fruits. feed it to her from a bowl & spoon. it needs to be mixed properly with formula. don't add it to her bottle. see how she does.
Hope this helped! If she does have issues with reflux, see your doctor, maybe try her on Prilosec.
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