My LO is 9 months old. At his 9 month check up the doc said he could have some milk, not to replace formula, but just as a drink with dinner or something like that. So he started getting whole milk, he might have got 2-4oz a day, nothing extreme. He had it for about a week, and I noticed him having a lot more dirty diapers, and they were a lot more full, on the verge of diarrhea. We stopped the milk a week ago, and he is still having the same thing happen. Could he be lactose intolerant? Would it still be affecting him a week later. Or could he have a stomach bug or something. No throwing up though. Thanks. (please no bashing about the milk at 9 months! he still drinks plenty of formula)Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 10:38 AM on Sep. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:45 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
Your doctor is very wrong. Dairy is an allergy trigger food and should not be given to a baby before the age of one. Other allergy trigger foods (this is not a complete list) are nuts, wheat, soy, egg white, citrus, chocolate, strawberries. You will now hear from a dozen moms who gave their infants velveeta and they don't have allergies. There are plenty of smokers who don't get cancer, but why would you take the risk with your baby?
Most doctors know very little about nutrition.
The best book on feeding babies, toddlers and their families is called Super Baby Food by Ruth Yaron. You should be able to find it at your local library. There is some great information on the website: www.superbabyfood.com
Answer by rkoloms at 10:46 AM on Sep. 13, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:34 PM on Sep. 13, 2009