@Pheobe I think GPS are so desperate to get people off prescription milk that it actually causes so much upset to baby’s it’s worrying. A lot of missed diagnosis for some too 🥺 we are still waiting to hear from the dietitian but I know there is a massive waiting list in my area. I started the milk ladder Monday and so far been ok but I might just stop and tell the GP he reacted x
I wouldn’t - so I was told by my GP to try the milk ladder at 5 months, and I did. It completely upset my little boy for two weeks and made him really poorly. I went to a peadiatric nutritionist a week later and told her, she went nuts! She said that the advice is not to try a milk ladder until they’re 1 year old as only then can they really accurately test for CMPA, and to assume that they have CMPA until they fail that ladder at 1 year old. Unfortunately my little man failed it at day 2/3 at 5 months old so we won’t be trying it again until he’s at least 1 year 😂 we are instead following a dairy free weaning diet, which is tricky enough but not impossible.
@Demi try calling to see if they have any appointment cancellations/ you can be seen earlier. I did it as per the recommendation of allergy uk and had a phone call the following week.
@Emma thank you! We have been referred but haven’t heard anything yet. He is currently on Aptamil Pepti 1 which is EHF and he’s been fine on that.
Yeah completely agree - our Gp made us try lactose free milk ti begin with. Aside the astronomical cost of the stuff, it did naff all because his symptoms were definitely CMPA from the start and nothing to do with lactose, delaying us 5/6 weeks. We were exactly the same, we had a letter saying it was an 18 week wait. Fortunately or not, we ended up in A&E with him a few days later as he just wasn’t right and the consultant he seen there wrote to the GP to request they expedite it. We got an apt by phone 3 weeks later. So it can definitely be done! 😩🙈 it’s awful they make you wait so long, even 3 weeks is too long when they’re so poorly. All you can do is follow the advice that makes sense to you and your baby and trust your gut. If you want to keep going with the ladder then absolutely do - I’ve heard of success stories at 5/6 months and maybe you’ll be one ☝️ but if baby has any kind of reaction, I’d have such a low threshold for stopping and going back to the hypoallergenic milk.