Jump to content

not sure if its better or just different
dairy free


  • Please log in to reply
8 replies to this topic

#1 caitiri

Posted 07 December 2012 - 11:47 AM

My DS 2yo has suffered from chronic constipation pretty much forever and has been on a low dose of laxative (lactalose atm) everyday for close to a year, I can't remember exactly when we started.

The last few months he has been improving and was finally having a bowel movement almost everyday(with laxative), this improvement has coincided with us removing a heap of processed food but not so much a diet change we just make our own of everything.  Our paed asked us to go dairy free to try and see if its a CMP intolerance so we have been dairy free for almost 3 weeks.  He was still going everyday but I have realised tha we can't actually tell if its making a difference without removing the laxative so we have done that and he is still pooing (1 week).  

His poo though is foul smelling (more then usual) and liquidy (about the same he doesn't have formed poos often) and is making his bum red (not usual).  He farts and burps all the time more than usual and he has always been windy, he is breaking wind every 15 mins all day and night and it smells so bad I want to vomit.

Is this a normal reaction from changing from dairy to soy? and might calm down a bit after his body is more used  to it?
Could he be soy intolerant?

We are thinking about maybe another week off the dairy and the laxative and then giving him some dairy to see if he becomes constipated again is that long enough or do we need to stay dairy free longer?

Any advice is welcome


#2 tick

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:37 PM

How is he going OP?

A little different, but my breastfed baby gets foul smelling green poo that burns her bum when I eat soy.  She's dairy intolerant also.  Apparently it's quite common for people with dairy intolerances/allergies to also have issues with soy.  

Could you try rice/oat/almond milk for a bit perhaps?

#3 Batfink

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:48 PM

2.5yo DS was the same and had a CMP allergy. When we switched him to soy we also discovered he was allergic to that as well. (similar symptoms as you have described and was later confirmed by a specialist).

We switched to almond milk and haven't had a problem original.gif

#4 ubermum

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:55 PM

It sounds as if soy could actually be the problem. Soy is in soooo many processed foods, so this could be why eliminating those helped.

I would try removing soy and seeing if that is it. It could turn out that dairy is fine.

#5 Madeline's Mum

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

I was going to suggest almond milk same as PP, it is fairly expensive but if you happen to have a Thermomix you can make it yourself quite frugally.

#6 marnie27

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

My DD reacted badly to regular formula and our Paed put her on soy formula - that was even worse! She's on lactose free now and is perfectly fine.

My whole family is lactose intolerant, we love almond milk though. The blue diamond brand at Coles isn't that expensive.

#7 sunflowers81

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:42 PM

I find that my son does best with goats milk and his eczema breaks out with cows milk... but he's fine with normal dairy (cheese/yoghurt) otherwise.

#8 Two-one-two

Posted 17 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

My kids love the oat milk, will happily have that over anything else.

#9 caitiri

Posted 17 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

Thanks for the replies.

We decided to put him back on dairy for the moment,  we figured its going to be difficult to keep him strictly dairy/soy/everything else free with all the christmas events so we would just take a break see how he goes without the laxative and tackle it all more systematically after christmas.

Ubermum you might be right and I think we might have a go at soy free after christmas depending on how he goes.

I posted a while ago about MSG and I still think that might be an issue, but I'm guessing its going to take a while to sort it all out.





1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Britain's youngest parents: mother 12, father 13

A 12-year-old schoolgirl and her 13-year-old boyfriend are believed to have become Britain?s youngest parents, after the birth of their baby girl earlier this week.

When Prince George met Bilby George

Prince George has met an Aussie marsupial named after him in his first official engagement in Australia.

Asphyxia link another piece of the SIDS puzzle

An Australian study has uncovered information which could lead to a better understanding of why babies die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Pregnant woman dies after doctor removes ovary instead of appendix

When a UK woman went to hospital suffering appendicitis, doctors mistakenly removed her healthy ovary - with tragic consequences.

The milestones I can't wait to celebrate

Nothing can beat the feeling of witnessing that first smile, first step and first word - but here's a list of 'firsts' I'm really looking forward to now.

How you develop in your baby's first year

Just as babies undergo rapid growth as they learn and change in their first year, we?re learning and changing quickly as parents, too. Don?t underestimate the developmental stages you go through when you have a baby.

Can you make your baby smarter even before birth?

A product new to Australia claims to help babies be born "as intelligent as possible", but not all experts agree on the benefits of educating babies while still in the womb.

How a mother's love helped unearth the skills of an autistic savant

Autistic savant Ping Lian Yeak, a prodigious artist who has had his work shown all over the world, couldn't have done it without the support and love of his proud mum.

Rescue dog Zoey and BFF Jasper star in adorable pics

Photographer, self-professed "crazy dog lady" and mum Grace Chon takes photos of rescue dog Zoey and her 10-month-old son Jasper together. The results are just too cute. See more on Instagram @thegracechon.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

A tiny heart: a baby?s death gives life to another

Simon Alexander Garcia lived only one brief hour. But somewhere, a little girl?s heart is beating today because of him.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Why is childbirth still such a pain?

The options given to women to help them cope in labour have barely changed in years.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win the brand new phil&teds vibe

Check out the good looking new release of the Vibe 3 and the Verve 4-wheeler inline strollers. To celebrate their release, we have a Vibe with double kit to give away.

Baby sleep

From birth to one year and beyond, read about baby sleep, soothing techniques, routines, and sleep school experiences.

Easter gifts for babies, no chocolate in sight!

If this is your little one?s first Easter you might want to mark the occasion with something a little extra special. Here are 10 Easter gift ideas, which won't harm little teeth.

7 tips for a kid-free trip, not a guilt trip

Although I?m jumping out of my skin to take my child-free holiday, I?m dreading the goodbye. But I?m determined to make the most of it without tarnishing it with guilt or sadness about leaving the kids.

Itchibubs: clothes for babies and toddlers with eczema

Parents of children who suffer from eczema will know only too well the scratching that occurs around the clock. A new clothing range aims to help make everyone more comfortable.

Ear piercing: what age is best?

What is it that shapes our opinions on what?s an 'appropriate' age for our children to get their ears pierced? Parents share their views on how young is too young when it comes to piercing.

Caring for kids helps grandmothers stay mentally alert

Looking after grandchildren can help grandmothers ward off brain disease - but it's also possible to get too much of a good thing, researchers say.

Why I loved my third home water birth

After two water births at home, I was determined to give birth to my son the same way. I just hoped this birth would be quicker than my last two.

Revealed: 7 ways food marketers try to trick consumers

If you?re confused by food labels, you?re not alone. Next time you?re shopping for food, look out for these seven common labelling tricks.

'My mother-in-law found out our baby's gender behind our backs'

My husband and I mutually decided that we didn?t want to know our baby's sex before the birth, but his mother couldn't handle that.

 

Free Printable Activities

Keeping little hands busy

Free printable acitivity pages like colouring in, cutting, word finders, mazes, maths activities and puzzles.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.