I am a pediatrician and I take care of predominantly newborn infants. I have been seeing more and more infants with cow's milk protein allergies/intolerances over the last 5 years than in the past. I am interested in this diagnosis because two of my four kids had issues with milk protein as infants (before I was diagnosed and gluten free). I have been unable to find any research linking cow's milk protein problems in babies with maternal celiac disease. I suspect that the 2 problems are linked and am considering doing a research study on this. In my case, my babies reacted to milk protein which passed into my breastmilk. Have any of you mothers on here had babies who do not tolerate cow's milk protein? Please message me if you can. If there are enough of us, then it will tip me toward trying to examine this scientifically.
My son had bad colic and always had a bad reaction to formula. I did mixed feeding, breast and formula. He hated cows milk. He now eats yogurt and ice cream but no milk or cheese.
He now has asthma eczema hayfever and severe nut allergy, all classic atopic stuff.
When I was pregnant with my daughter, a colleague who specializes in nutrition suggested I avoid cows milk and products and had goat. She has no problems so far at 3.
Can't prove anything, not scientific. But I am glad I did the experiment.
I am going through celiac diagnosis.
This is a bit to the side of your question, but so many things are interrelated.
I wish there were more doctors like you who notice these things.
- Symptoms from 2001, maybe before. Across 20+ years, these have included, vomiting, D, migraines, headaches, recurrent miscarriage, inflammation problems (failure to heal from injuries) brain fog, anxiety and more! - Elimination diet using Atkins, 2003 – excluded wheat, caffeine, quorn. 2005, excluded sesame, alcohol - Started diagnosis route April 2012, blood tests, endoscopy – said negative, gluten challenge, clearly something very wrong, had to stop after 3 weeks. - Gluten Free, August 2012, Corn Free, September 2012. Removed most processed gluten free foods. - Genetic testing, December 2012 – negative – Diagnosis – Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance (NCGI) - Elimination diet, January 2013 – all of the above plus dairy, legumes, all grains, sugar, additives, white potatoes, soy. Reintroducing sloooowly now. Health improving. It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer. ~Albert Einstein Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator
Definitely! I was un diagnosed at the time, but had celiac since childhood. With my first baby, she would scream after every nursing, I finally narrowed it down to my eating dairy. When I avoided it, she was fine. She is 13 now, also celiac, and reacts to casein with eczema, edema, fatigue and ADHD/OCD behaviors. My son also reacted to dairy as a baby, was dx with reflux, would scream in agony with every bowel movement even though he was breastfed. I was told he just had a small colon. He developed severe suicidal depression by the age of 6, as well as ADHD, sensory processing disorder and peripheral neuropathy. He was also anemic and pre-diabetic. Dx as celliac at age 7. gluten-free diet helped some. Removing all trace casein resulted in complete reversal of all symptoms. He is a happy healthy 9 yr old now. If he gets even small amounts of casein he reacts with violent mood swings and crying.
I definitely think there is a connection, and really wish someone would do serious research into it to spare others!
FWIW, I'm gluten-intolerant (I went gluten free prior to testing, which was inconclusive, so I'm not really diagnosable ), and my daughter doesn't appear to have a problem with cow milk.
That said, I *do* have trouble with cow milk, and stayed completely dairy free during pregnancy and for many months afterwards, and then added small quantities of goat milk. So she didn't have any exposure to cow milk protein for the first many months of her life. She did get regular yogurt starting at 7 or 8 months, though, and loved it and didn't have any trouble. She still prefers to drink my almond or coconut milk, and doesn't really like fluid cow milk, despite liking other cow dairy products (cheese, yogurt, ice cream).
Tiffanyaka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?" Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004 Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me Bellevue, WA
My son is strongly casein-intolerant (and likely celiac, though undiagnosed) and I was undiagnosed celiac when pregnant. He was always fussy as a baby and never felt "well" as a child, but we didn't isolate his reaction to cow's milk protein until he was 15.
I'm glad you're interested in that type of research - very helpful. I'm trying to get my son (who wants to be an MD) to go into celiac or genetic research.
Diagnosed by biopsy 2/12/07. Negative blood tests. Gluten-free (except for accidents) since 2/15/07. DQ2.5 (HLA DQA1*05:DQB1*0201)
Son, age 18, previously delayed growth 3rd percentile weight, 25th percentile height (5'3" at age 15). Negative blood work. Endoscopy declined. Enterolab positive 3/12/08. Gene results: HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201 HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0503 Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1(Subtype 2,5) Went gluten-free, casein-free 3/15/08. Now 6'2" (Over six feet!) and doing great.
"Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance." Abigail Adams (1744-1818) 2nd First Lady of the United States
My birth mother (deceased) had a "problem with wheat" according to my dad. Whether Celiac or NCGI we'll never know. I went gluten-free before testing and then could not take on a gluten challenge due to my reaction to gluten when ingested; that was all the test I needed. However I had the genetic testing done and came back double DQ7 (one from each parent), which is associated with cow's milk intolerance. Indeed, dairy is harder on me in the short term than gluten. Exploring the possible connection between a mother's Celiac and child's casein intolerance would be fascinating and valuable research!
Migraines, ataxia, peripheral neuropathy, anxiety, paranoia, joint pain, vivid nightmares, exhaustion & lethargy, brain fog, bloat, GI issues--all gone or significantly reduced since dietary changes were made
I was an undiagnosed celiac until I was 38 so I was eating gluten while pg with my children. My oldest son, we are just now starting to realize, seems to have a problem with milk. He told me he sometimes gets stomachaches after drinking milk, and often gets headaches.
He has a few other health problems which has prompted me to start him gluten-free even though he tested negative. My concerns and past problems:
Colicky breast fed baby (cried about 3-6 hours an evening)
Aspergers (did not complete diagnostic process since we homeschool and there would be no benefit to further testing - it is mild)
Allergies (tree nuts and environmetal)
Minor GI issues (infrequent stomaches and C)
I plan to remove milk products from his diet this fall. I'll do it slowly since he does not do well with change and has a fairly limit palet.
I would love to know if there is any connection. My son is now 3 and I breastfed for 2.5 years. I could not have even the smallest amount of dairy or soy for the 1st year and a half of his lift. He has intestinal bleeding at 2 weeks and I found out after that about his intolerance. After i cut out the dairy from my diet is when i started have a lot of stomach issues and went through numerous test to be diagnosed celiacs. I was tested the first time 2 .5 years ago but my blood tests were inclusive because of an iga deficiency and my doctor said it wasn't a wheat issue but IBS. I the past 6 months I've had many health issues and finally a new doctor realized the iga deficiency caused the wrong blood test results and I was diagnosed a week ago. My son now has no issues with dairy or soy but I always knew dairy wasn't the best thing for me but still ate it. I am worried for him in the future and would love to know any correlation.
I've been looking for research on the topic. My son has been suffering with GERD and Milk Soy Protein Intolerance (MSPI) since birth, now 12 months of age. I didn't realize I was suffering with celiac disease until after he was born and my symptoms went into over drive. I am interested if anyone has found any information on the topic?