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Is it possible that something I`ve eaten has caused an allergy in my 9 month old during breastfeeding?

Hi Leanne,
Is it possible that something I`ve eaten has caused an allergy in my 9 month old during breastfeeding? I woke one morning with swollen lips and they were red and irritated on the inside, hours later that same day, my daughter was vomiting during a feed, and then twice more after that during feeds. Her bowel movements were softish, and very offensive, and she was rather irritable but had no fever. She still slept well and as normal, which made me doubt it was gastro. I`ve booked her in with our GP next week to see if she should be tested as I have no clue what it could be! The only other thing I can think of is a custard I tried to feed her (she only had one mouthful and has always refused anything dairy.)
What do you think?
Regards, Bec.

Leann...
Answer: Hi Bec,
As you say there could be many possibilities, a single one or even combinations. If it has been a one off then possible that what ever the culprit was has gone.

As you are breastfeeding your bub will be getting all the lovely immune substances from you and also any new immunity from such attacks, so you are giving her a great `medicine`.

Yes cows` milk protein has the potential to upset tiny tummies and of course you can have baby tested, though generally most medical people will hold off on invasive testing if there doesn`t appear to be an ongoing issue.

There are some things that can pass from mum to baby via breastmilk, not terribly many, but some. So you never know.

Keep on as you are, pop into see your GP and go from there.

Fingers crossed it was just a bug and has gone.

All the best,
Leanne

Answered: 15 Apr 2009
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