As a parent, you will want to watch for symptoms that suddenly occur after feedings (such as spitting up, respiratory problems, or skin rashes). It may take months for your pediatrician to properly diagnose the symptoms as they may not occur while in the office.
So, your best chance of helping resolve the after effects of any type of allergy is to recognize the signs and document their occurrence.
You should also report these symptoms to your pediatrician as a milk allergy in babies is diagnosed when symptom onset includes the onset of multiple symptoms on the skin, mucosa, and a minimum of one respiratory system reaction, which tends to occur immediately after feeding or up to two hours later.
Keeping a journal if you suspect a milk allergy will support a proper diagnosis.
Another clear sign of milk allergy in babies is loose stool. While every baby has liquid stool once in a while, a regular consistency is a tell-tale sign that your baby’s gastrointestinal tract isn’t handling milk as it should.
Experts warn that if your baby has several loose stools daily for more than a week, an allergy is likely. Since infants consume milk, that is the most likely culprit causing the reactions.
Technology can help diagnose if you have a milk allergy eczema baby. The Neocate Footsteps App is a great resource for tracking it. You’ll also have your phone during your baby’s check-ups, so you will be able to provide accurate information on when and how often they occurred.
It is also digital information, so you can email it to your pediatrician to be added to your baby’s medical file.
Cow’s milk allergy rash in babies is also common. Symptoms to watch for include swelling around the lips or eyes and red, itchy patches on the face and body. As noted, it will not be the only symptom present.
So, you shouldn’t assume a rash alone is a cow milk allergy unless your baby is also having gastrointestinal or respiratory problems along with the bumps or the facial swelling.