After Abby was born, she was diagnosed with a milk protein allergy. I’m not going to go into great detail because I wrote a post about it here: Our Insurance is paying for baby formula. So she spent her first year on a prescription baby formula design for babies with this allergy and it was a miracle for us.
Well, now that she is 1, the doctor is having us try cow’s milk. I am not happy about it because I would rather wait another 6 months but the process to extend the insurance coverage pretty much dictates we try the cow’s milk first. Yesterday and today we gave Abby just 2 ounces of 1% cow’s milk. First of all, she did not like it but she did eventually drink it because I didn’t give her anything else. Second, all around her mouth turned red after she drank it and third she had the foulest diarrhea yesterday. Today so far her mouth turned red…time will tell about the diarrhea. She also woke up last night crying which she hasn’t done for months except when she was sick, so I am afraid she has a tummy ache.
I hope I am wrong and that she will be fine with the cow’s milk because frankly it will be easier, but I am afraid I will have to say “I told you so” to the Doctor next week.
Don’t mess with a mother’s intuition!
I tried to take a picture of Abby’s red mouth but all she wanted to do was show me her chewed up Cheerios.
Oh and check out what is in her hand. A SIPPY CUP! She learned to use it the other day. She can’t figure out the hard spout ones yet, but she’s a pro with the soft spout ones we bought at Wal-Mart.
Does anyone else have any experience with milk allergies? I wonder if these symptoms will disappear once she has had cows milk for a week or if they are just the beginning and by next week she will be miserable.