How To Deal With Milk Allergy In Infants Aged 5 Months?
good afternoon, my child is 5 months old BB 6.5 kg, since the age of 1 month I have been allergic to cow’s milk (I produced very little milk, once pumping the results are more or less 15 cc for 2 breasts), I replaced soy milk, after drinking soya more or less After a month on a rash on the cheek, I brought it to Makassar in Makassar with a diagnosis of Soya allergy and was prescribed neocate, after taking Neocate for about 2 weeks, the rash appeared on the cheek accompanied by water-filled spots, and also had pus. should I give to my child? thank you for the answer
Good afternoon, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your concern. Milk allergy is a condition when a person's body shows an excessive reaction when there is a component of milk that enters the body. Excessive reactions can vary, ranging from the appearance of rashes, itching, abdominal pain, to diarrhea. For babies, especially those under 6 months of age this is quite worrying because their nutritional resources are limited.
No one can know why a person has an allergy and why his allergies must be to milk. What can be done is to avoid the originator and look for other causes. In most cases, milk that causes allergies is animal milk, be it cow's milk, goat's milk, or other mammals. So that the handling is by giving soy milk or soy milk. But if you are already allergic to soy milk, then what you can try to do is look for a special formula milk that has the label "hypoallergenic" on the packaging. This milk has been specially made so that it does not contain proteins that can trigger allergic reactions.
In addition, it is also important for you to continue to stimulate your breasts to express milk. This is because if it turns out that the conditions you are experiencing now are still not possible for you to get this special formula milk, then the only choice is with your breast milk. Other liquids such as water, tea and starch water do not provide the nutrients your baby needs. The way to stimulate milk to get out is to get enough rest, avoid stress and anxiety, give milk continuously even if it does not come out, meet your fluid needs, fulfill your nutrition every day with fiber from various vegetables and fruits as well as processed katuk leaves, and if that doesn't work, consult your pediatrician or obstetrician about the possibility of taking drugs to increase breast milk.
Apart from that, it is also necessary to consider the possibility that your child is not allergic to soy milk and the symptoms appear due to other causes, such as insect bites, mosquito bites or allergies but to other ingredients. This can be known by seeing whether it is true that the complaint only appears when consuming milk, and every time you drink milk, it must appear. If there are conditions where drinking milk and there are no symptoms, or symptoms appear when not drinking milk, it is not impossible that he is actually not allergic. So, hopefully answering your question.