Is my baby sensitive to the dairy in my breastmilk?

Some common symptoms of dairy sensitivity are: prolonged fussiness with discomfort, diaper rash, eczema, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, or green mucous stools and cold like symptoms

Diary products are sometimes the culprit of a babies discomfort. Cows milk proteins are passed through breastmilk in the form of antibodies which your baby then consumes. This does not mean that your baby is lactose intolerant and consuming lactose free diary products will not fix the problem.

Try cutting out dairy products for 3 weeks to see if this helps with your babies symptoms. It can take 10 days to 3 weeks for the proteins to completely leave your babies system.

Most babies will grow out of their diary sensitivity between 6-18months of age and
moms can slowly start adding dairy back into their diets.

If you have questions or concerns about possible allergies or sensitivities your baby may be having with your breastmilk or formula reach out to your pediatrician or IBCLC!