He is now 21 months old and has constant diarrhea. He gets no dairy product at all. He also eats 3-4 bananas a day. We have had tests run and everything comes back normal. He is the best eater I have ever seen and never complains of his stomach hurting. Dr doesn't want to do an allergy test because his only symptom is diarrhea. He is gaining weight consistently and is growing just fine?Answer Question
Answer by CrnchyMamaCraig at 10:50 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Zakysmommy at 10:59 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
My son was diagnosed lactose intolerant and he was allergic to soy formula as an infant. He was rice milk and potato starch formula for a while. He is now 9 yrs old and has no problems with cows milk or soy based products, even though he could not tolerate them as an infant. If your child is growing and thriving, then you should use your best judgement.
At 21 months old your son should be able to get plenty of calcium without needing soy or lactose. Research non milk products that are rich in calcium and help supplement his diet with those.
Also bananas can cause diarrhea. You may want to look into whether or not the increase in bananas is helping or hindering. While they are used in the BRAT diet for dehydration, the combination of the rice applesauce and toast are also what binds, while the is more to replace potassium.
Answer by ivy102381 at 11:04 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
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while the banana is more to replace potassium.
Answer by ivy102381 at 11:06 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Mipsy at 11:31 AM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by Roadfamily6now at 2:49 PM on Sep. 20, 2010
Answer by connorlove at 3:38 AM on Sep. 22, 2010