Saturday, May 23, 2009

so long dairy - april 17, 2009

Kate had been congested for what seemed like months. Once she was so congested she got sick on the way to school. Eric and I thought it was a cold, teething, the weather change, recovering from RSV, etc. We listened to some wise advice to cut back on milk to see if it would help alleviate some congestion... within a day Kate was happier and less congested. I started to do a little research to see if she could possibly have a milk allergy. She did not show any of the big warning signs (rashes, hives, trouble breathing) but congestion can be a sign of a milder allergy to dairy. When we thought about when the congestion seemed to be a daily issue we realized it was around the time we switched her over to whole milk. We decided to switch Kate from dairy to soy... what a difference it has made! Within a week all the congested cleared up, she was waking up happy, and her big bright eyes were back! In time we will try dairy again (when she can verbalize how she feels) but until then it's soy milk and yogurt for Kate!

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