Your baby can have symptoms of Dairy Allergy/Cow’s Milk Allergy even if you are exclusively breastfeeding and not directly feeding your baby any dairy.
Firstly, your breastfed baby is never allergic to your breastmilk, so you don’t need to wean your baby. However, your baby may be upset by dairy in your diet, as large protein molecules from cow’s milk pass through your Breast Milk. It’s these protein particles that can affect sensitive babies.
Cows’ Milk Allergy in babies may cause symptoms including:
Digestive problems – such as stomach cramps, bloating, colic, nausea, vomiting, reflux, diarrhoea (with mucous or specs of blood in the poop) or constipation. These symptoms can result in poor weight gain.
“I know I need to exercise but I don’t even have the energy to go for a walk, I feel so tired all the time and I am anxious without any reason,” says Sarah, mum of a happy thriving eight month old. When I visited her, Sarah asked her husband to take notes because her brain was so foggy she could barely stay on track in conversation, let alone remember what we discussed.
According to Dr Oscar Serrallach, Sarah’s symptoms are typical of a condition he has labeled ‘Postnatal Depletion’. Formerly an emergency medicine doctor, Dr, Serrallach is now a GP in Northern NSW specializing in nutritional and integrative medicine and author of ‘The Postnatal Depletion Cure’. He says, “ a lot of my clients were new mums, they seemed to be really tired and not coping well and initially I thought this was quite normal. But, just because something is common doesn’t ne