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.