Tag Archives: tummy problems

How do I wean my baby with a dairy intolerance?

Many infants will be growing out of their cows milk protein allergy (CMPA) towards the end of their first year.  Weaning starts at 4-6 months and there are some very well written guides to first tastes and weaning stages at … Continue reading

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What causes tummy ache in children?

Much of the time we don’t know is the honest answer. There are a number of diagnoses that your GP or paediatrician will try to rule out by asking you and your child lots of questions about the nature of … Continue reading

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What is colic?

If only we knew… As outlined at http://www.helpguide.org/mental/pdf/Colic.pdf, colic is a general term used when a baby cries for more than 3 hours a day for more than 3 days a week.  We are not entirely sure what causes the … Continue reading

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It is normal for babies to cry

All babies cry.  If they don’t there is something wrong with them.  But it can be very upsetting for parents who can’t quite work out why they are crying.  I had a friend who used to keep a pillow next … Continue reading

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My 4 month old baby has bad eczema. Could he be allergic to cows’ milk protein?

Possibly, but not necessarily.   The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guideline for eczema in children suggests that health professionals should consider cows’ milk protein allergy (CMPA) in babies under 6 months of age who have not responded … Continue reading

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My baby brings up a lot of her milk after her feed. Does this matter?

Babies commonly regurgitate a bit of their feed and some make more of a mess of the living room carpet than others.  The lower part of their oesophagus (food pipe) is not very good at preventing their milk refluxing back up towards … Continue reading

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