Two-year-old's Milk Allergy

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   Posted 5/10/2012 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Allergies are no stranger in my family; I'm probably the focal point of them all. (Just started taking cellcept to suppress my immune system.) My daughter just discovered on her own after a year-and-a-half of no help from doctors, that her son has a milk allergy, and his symptoms are improving dramatically. She's having a lot of trouble, though, finding milk-free foods. We thought that soy-based meant milk-free, but discovered yesterday that wasn't true with cheese. 
Would anyone have suggestions as to retailers that carry milk-free products? He particularly misses his grilled cheese sandwiches confused

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   Posted 5/10/2012 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Also she might try a small amount of goat cheese. Many children who don't tolerate cow's milk can eat goat cheese.
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   Posted 5/10/2012 1:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you both so much. I'll pass this information along. He had had a thick nasal discharge (and also sinus infections!) and cough since he stopped breast feeding at about a year, and never a solid stool. He also had watery (not watering) eyes and a slight rash on his chin). His pediatricians always dismissed everything as a cold. They live in a small town (I live in Boston) and I had quite a case of medical center snobbery going on. My daughter stumbled across a description by Dr. Sears of a child with a milk allergy with <every symptom> her son is displaying. After about a week every one has either completely or almost disappeared. Given the family history I an allergist is clearly in order, but as with many young couples their health insurance is sorely inadequate. So far the elimination is going well, the trick is finding foods that that are milk-free and nutritious. Your suggestions are great. Thank you!!

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   Posted 5/10/2012 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Your daughter is a very smart lady, Almostbionic. And your grandson obviously has a sensitivity or intolerance, not an allergy (in the truest sense of an allergy) at least not at this time, but she'll need to be careful and make sure that it doesn't get worse. By controlling his diet, she can probably help him develop immunity to the (likely)milk lactose.

Let us know how you get all this worked out in time. So many mothers are learning these things and can benefit by your willingness to share the solution for your little grandson.

Take care.

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Post Edited (It's Genetic) : 5/10/2012 12:45:30 PM (GMT-6)

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