Your baby’s upset stomach…sign of a milk protein allergy?

Posted 8.6.08 | Sarah O'Brien
A few weeks ago, I shared the story about a little boy named R.J. His primary milk protein allergy symptom, eczema, was much more visible than some of the other symptoms. I’d like to share another testimonial from a mother whose little girl displayed different symptoms with her milk protein allergy. What these two stories do have in common, though, is that both children suffered from symptoms that seem like just typical baby ailments so it took longer than it should have to get a correct diagnosis and start treatment.

From the first night that Jill brought her new little girl, Natalie, home from the hospital, she was sick to her tummy. Natalie suffered from painful gas, diarrhea and vomiting. Natalie was screaming constantly and it was taking a toll on the entire family. After weeks and numerous visits to the pediatrician, Natalie was finally given the correct diagnosis of a milk protein allergy and was put on an amino acid based formula. For the entire story, click here.

Unfortunately, I have talked to countless parents who experienced these, and the other symptoms of a milk protein allergy, often for too long than they should have.

If any of these symptoms sound a little too familiar to you, visit for a quick “test” to see if your child is showing sings of a milk allergy. If so, the site will also provide you with helpful information you can discuss with the pediatrician.

- Sarah

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