If I have a milk allergy, will my toddler have it too?

my toddlers when they drink milk they have diarrhea or squishy stools. does that mean their allergic to milk like me and my husband. their only 1 and 2 years old. I'd ask the doctor but i want an opinion first.theres no other symtoms when they get diarrhea. I usually give them sugarfree koolaid. very rarley juice.


Asked by meximama195 at 12:14 AM on Mar. 26, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Probably. Food allergies do run in families though a parent could be allergic to fish and the child could be allergic to nuts... they don't have to have the same allergies.

    Are you truly allergic to milk though? Do you break out in hives, your face gets puffy, your throat swells shut, etc? Or do you just have digestive issues? Being allergic to a food is different than having a sensitivity to it. It might also be lactose intolerance which is not an allergy to milk but an inability to digest lactase (the type of sugar that is in milk).

    Also be aware that many sugar free foods can cause digestive problems.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:03 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

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  • Why don't you give them water?? I'm not trying to be rude, but if there is a history of food allergies or sensitivies, the last thing they need is chemically laden sugar free koolaid with additives and food coloring. There would be many healthier options, such as soy milk, rice milk, WATER, 100% natural juices (not juice drinks), etc.

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 2:08 AM on Mar. 26, 2009

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