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My ds is 4mo and the ped said that the allergy testing is not accurate enough at this age for him to recommend testing ds yet. Ped said based on ds's reactions I should treat ds as milk allergic until he is older and can be accurately tested.
I agree with PP it is just an intolerance at this point and should remain that way until it is outgrown (big difference between intolerance and allergy, thankfully).
We just see a regular family doctor for baby care (he is great). He did refer us to a pediatrician that is well versed in milk intolerance (and for her reflux) to make sure he wasn't missing anything.
But frankly, the special pediatrician had nothing more to add than the family doctor so really there wasn't a big need for a second look. As others have said there really isn't too much to do at this point other than to wait it out (and cut dairy out of your diet.
PipSqueak0313:My ds is 4mo and the ped said that the allergy testing is not accurate enough at this age for him to recommend testing ds yet. Ped said based on ds's reactions I should treat ds as milk allergic until he is older and can be accurately tested.
This is what we were told as well. LO was diagnosed with MSPI at 4 weeks. Most of the time an intolerance resolves itself so we will introduce dairy in the next couple of weeks. If LO still has an issue we our pedi recommended an allergist.
Food Allergy mom stepping in here! There is a difference between intolerances and allergies, but infants can ABSOLUTELY be allergic to milk. My daughter is anaphylactic to milk and carries an epi-pen. We found this out after feeding her yogurt bites at 7.5 months.
We saw an allergist, and he was extremely helpful.
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