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My son pukes after too much dairy, is it an allergy or sensitive stomach?

He eats cereal regularly, drinks glasses of milk and has ice cream. But today he had a milkshake, then about 3 hours later had ice cream. Right before bed he puked all the ice cream up. This has happened a couple times before as well, and those were after he had milkshakes. Im not really sure if this is a slight allergy or if he has a sensitive stomach. Thoughts?

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Asked by exxOHjackie at 11:19 PM on Aug. 6, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • So if he throws up after having a milkshake AND ice cream, stop giving him BOTH. It really isn't an allergy or a sensitive stomach. It's called over eating on junk foods.

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 11:22 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • I might puke if I had a milkshake and ice cream too.


    Answer by staciandababy at 11:22 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • "I" wouldn't care what the diagnosis was. "I" would just switch to Almond milk.
    I say this with confidence because baby likes cow's milk but has hard yellow poop after he consumes cow's milk...

    Answer by feralxat at 11:25 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Okay I understand that. But he has also puked from just having a milkshake and nothing else.

    Comment by exxOHjackie (original poster) at 11:26 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • What is in the milkshakes?

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:27 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • And how big are they?

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:28 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • I had this happen with my oldest. He couldn't have milk within 2 hours of going to bed because he'd puke. He's not lactose intolerant, he just couldn't drink anything dairy that close to bedtime.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 11:30 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Staciandababy- just a small chocolate milkshake

    Comment by exxOHjackie (original poster) at 11:43 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • Although I'm sure ice cream and milkshakes both the same day aren't normal fare for your son, it might not hurt to limit his dairy intake regardless of the reason for his tummy troubles. To help figure out if he is lactose intolerant, give him Lactade next time he overindulges. Lactade has enzymes in it that help with the digestion of milk sugars. If the Lactade prevents vomiting, then it's likely your son is sensitive to or intolerant of lactose. If he vomits even with the Lactade, then either the ice cream or milkshakes are too rich and sweet for him or he might have an allergy. I would think an allergy would give him a reaction no matter how much he consumes, though, but I'm not a doctor. Good luck.

    Answer by Ballad at 11:48 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

  • I thought dairy intolerance usually involved more gas pains and diahrrea than actual vomiting. The puking just makes me wonder if his stomach was too full or he drank it too fast and the added sugar spike made him puke. No way to know though. Hope he is feeling better.

    Answer by staciandababy at 11:58 PM on Aug. 6, 2013

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