Our 5 month old daughter appears to have dairy sensitivities - when I eat dairy, her dirty diapers become mucousy. Eliminating dairy has eliminated the problem. It seems like a mild case of a dairy sensitivity. How long until she will likely outgrow this? Also, am I doing any harm to her by eating dairy occasionally? She doesn't get fussy or anything when I eat it - she just has the messy diapers.

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The University of Michigan Health System says:

At least half of the children who develop a food allergy during the first year of life outgrow it by the time they are 2 or 3 years old. Some reactions to food (for example, milk or soy) are more often outgrown than others. Although 3% to 4% of all babies have a cow's milk allergy, less than 1% of them are allergic to milk for the rest of their lives. Allergies to tree nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish (shrimp, crab, and lobster) often do last a lifetime.
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answered 01 Jan '10, 20:27

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Its really dependant on each child but if youre going to be eating dairy (becasuse we allk now that a mom needs chocolate every now and then) then give her a good dose of probiotics (probiflora / reuteri-Probiotics highly recommended by my childrens paeditircian,Dr Sinclair, and have been used very successfully on all three my kids. See link for the benefits, esp in lactose intolerance) for a few days and this will help to sort out her mucousy nappies. 2 of my 3 kids developed a tolerance level by the age of 2, and can now handle bits of dairy at a time.

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