I’m Breastfeeding. How can my baby be allergic to milk?
I heard that breastfeeding protects against allergies. Why is it causing an allergy instead?
Should I Eliminate Soy?
All of the Milk I Pumped and Stored Has Dairy In It! What Do I Do?
I Have Been Supplementing With Formula. What Should I Do?
I Haven’t Had Dairy for Weeks and My Baby Is Still Miserable!
- Check your usual foods carefully for hidden sources of dairy.
- Try eliminating soy along with dairy.Remember, soy protein hides in many processed foods, so read labels carefully.
- Return to your health care practitioner to discuss next steps.
Allergic Proctocolitis can be caused by any protein. After dairy and soy, corn and eggs are the most common causes. If you see no difference in your baby’s behavior or symptoms when you are eating dairy and soy and when you are not, you may be able to add those foods back into your diet and try eliminating something else. Some doctors may recommend a special kind of elimination diet, in which you eliminate all but a few low-allergy foods, and then add foods back one at a time and watch for a reaction. NOTE: Your health is important. If you plan to eliminate more than two foods from your diet, please work with a Registered Dietitian to make sure you are getting the nourishment your body needs.